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Real Estate Agents, Property Brokers and Property Consultants Act


From: Parliamentary Secretary for Lands and Construction
​Published: 16 March 2020
Running till: 26 March 2020
​Last Updated: ​23 April 2020

1.        Background

The objects and reasons of this Bill are to streamline persons acting as intermediaries in the process of negotiating and arranging transactions involving the acquiring or disposing or leasing of land. Essentially, this shall entail the provision of a regulatory framework allowing for the licensing of real estate Agents, branch managers and property consultants working for real estate agents as well as property brokers.

2.        Consultation Questions
  • As a consumer, do you think it is advisable to have estate agents regulated? If yes, why?
  • As an estate agent, which are the major challenges you encounter?

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Press Release: PR200497en
Issue Date: 16 March 2020