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The Land Valuers Licensing Act 1978 (the Act) and Land Valuers Licensing Regulations 1979 (the Regulations) impose serious obligations on the land valuing industry and the way it operates. Failing to meet these obligations can result in the Department issuing an infringement notice, prosecuting...
Land valuers
The Proactive Compliance program assists land valuers in complying with legislative requirements, identifying and rectifying areas of risk, and providing advice. This is achieved through voluntary visits and industry seminars. Proactive compliance visits The visits are designed to educate land...
Land valuers
Rule 23 of the Licensed Valuers Code of Conduct states a licensed valuer shall maintain a risk management program. Risk management in the context of the land valuation industry requires an appreciation of best practice valuation practices and procedure. At minimum, risk management programs are...
Land valuers
A licence may be granted when an applicant can demonstrate they are of good character and repute, competent to carry out the duties of a licensed valuer and they meet the requirements of one of the following categories. Category 1 A Life Fellow, Fellow or Associate of the Australian Property...
Land valuers
Land valuers licensing, registration and code of conduct. The land valuation involves inspecting the property, ascertaining legal ownership and the interest held and gathering relevant information such as the prices similar properties sell for. Other factors come into the valuation, such as the...
Land valuers
Settlement agents licensing, registration and code of conduct In Western Australia, there are two ways a person may arrange settlements or carry on business as a real estate settlement agent (individual, company, or partnership), or a business settlement agent. The first, is to be licensed and hold...
Settlement agents and conveyancers
A dealer must maintain a register of the vehicles bought and sold. A separate register must be held at each authorised premises. Dealers may use either paper bound or electronic dealer registers. A register must be available for inspection by authorised inspectors from the Department of Mines,...
Selling vehicles
CPD Points How many CPD points must I accrue each year? In accordance with the Regulations, at least three mandatory and seven elective points must be acquired each calendar year. These points must be obtained by undertaking educational activities approved by Consumer Protection. The mandatory and...
Real estate agents and sales representatives
The CPD program is compulsory professional development training for the real estate and business broking industries in Western Australia. All real estate agents and business agents are required to participate in the program and acquire 10 CPD points each calendar year. All sales representatives,...
Real estate agents and sales representatives
The Compulsory Professional Development (CPD) program is designed to increase the knowledge, skills and professionalism of those working in the real estate and business broking industries. The aim of the program is to increase consumer protection and promote consumer confidence in the real estate...
Real estate agents and sales representatives

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5 January 2015 Consumer Protection expects agents will be preparing their business trust account records for the audit period, 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2014 for submission to their auditor...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
18 Jun 2015
5 September 2014 The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) will soon be contacting business name holders, who have not renewed their business name registration, about its intention...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
18 Dec 2014
24 September 2014 As of 30 September 2014, the Property Industries Directorate, as well as Bonds Administration, will be located at Gordon Stephenson House in Perth and the Licensing Branch will be...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
10 Jun 2015
9 July 2014 In May 2014 the Commissioner for Consumer Protection, Anne Driscoll, released a position paper proposing that government deregulate the fees charged by settlement agents and land valuers...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
10 Jun 2015
16 December 2014 The amendments to the LV Act, which came into force on 19 November 2014, mean that notices of land valuer licence applications are no longer required to be published. These...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
10 Jun 2015
12 December 2014 Are your sales representatives registered? Recent fines given to two real estate agencies and their sales representatives highlight the important legal obligation that a licensed...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
08 Sep 2017
7 November 2014 The Settlement Agents Act 1981 gives the Commissioner for Consumer Protection the power to make arrangements in respect of fidelity and professional indemnity insurance for settlement...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
21 Apr 2016
19 October 2014 The Department has developed an app based on residential tenancy laws, to provide tenants with information about their rights and responsibilities. The app contains handy tools to...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
18 Jun 2015
Associations Incorporation Bill introduced into Parliament Consumer Protection is pleased to announce that on 11 September 2014 a Bill was introduced into the Western Australian Parliament to replace...
Consumer Protection
Newsletter
20 Oct 2014
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Consumer Protection
Bulletin
08 May 2018

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Consumer Protection has been granted supervision orders by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) to take control of a York real estate agency after its sole director’s licence renewal application was refused and the company was therefore unable to operate the business in compliance with the Real Estate and Business Agents Act. The supervisor appointed by Consumer Protection is Mr Gary Doran of...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Jul 2014
A motor vehicle repairer has been fined $10,000 by the Perth Magistrates Court for operating without a licence. John Spencer Tabb , trading as Tabb Automotive of Maylands, pleaded guilty on 26 June 2014 and was also required to pay Court costs of $899. Mr Tabb had continued to operate his repair business without a licence, despite several attempts by Consumer Protection to assist him in obtaining...
Consumer Protection
Media release
30 Jun 2014
An unlicensed car dealer operating mostly from his St James home has been fined $10,000 by the Perth Magistrates Court. Ehsan Nadeem Malik pleaded guilty on 26 June 2014 of buying and selling numerous motor vehicles via Gumtree between February 2012 and November 2013, without having a licence as required by the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act. He was ordered to pay Court costs of $1,734. Commissioner...
Consumer Protection
Media release
30 Jun 2014
Consumer Protection has been granted supervision orders by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) to take control of two Perth real estate agencies over the misuse of their trust accounts and inability to operate their businesses within the Real Estate and Business Agents Act. The supervisor’s duties include carrying on the activities of the agent for the purpose of winding up the agency. On 18...
Consumer Protection
Media release
30 Jun 2014
The State Administrative Tribunal has suspended Western Australian plumber Jason Wayne Walker’s (PL6489) plumbing contractor licence.
Building Commission
Media release
21 May 2014

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