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Licence applications, or documents required in support of an application, are required to be signed or certified by an authorised witness. Professions listed as authorised witnesses by the Oaths, Affidavits and Statutory Declarations Act 2005 include: Academic (post-secondary institution)...
Police checks and application witnesses
Licence applications must generally be accompanied by an Australian police check for all individuals associated with the application. Police checks must be issued in the individual's full legal name. Please note: original documents will not be returned. As such, duly certified copies will be...
Police checks and application witnesses
Individuals who are licensed or registered in any other State/Territory of Australia or New Zealand to seek the equivalent category of licence in Western Australia (WA), known as the principles of “mutual recognition”. Mutual recognition does not apply to partnerships (firms) or bodies corporate (...
Mutual recognition of non-WA licence
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
Article 1.2 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
What is land valuation? The land valuation process involves inspecting the property, ascertaining legal ownership and the interest held and gathering relevant information such as the prices that similar properties sell for. Other factors come into the valuation, such as the saleability of the...
Land valuers, real estate and settlement agents

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This publication is intended as a guide to the prescribed Compulsory Professional Development (CPD) program for all individuals licensed to carry on business in Western Australia as real estate or...
Consumer Protection
Guide / handbook
29 Mar 2017
<<Date>> The Trust and Audit Team Registration and Monitoring Branch Consumer Protection Department of Commerce Locked Bag 14 Cloisters Square Perth WA 6850 By email : audits@commerce.wa...
Consumer Protection
Template
18 Feb 2015
Manuals and online assessment for mandatory CPD 2012 for r eal estate agents, business brokers and sales representatives. You should download and read the manual before doing the assessment. The...
Consumer Protection
Training material
06 May 2015
Portable swimming pool safety considerations Q. What are some of the safety issues associated with portable swimming pools? A. Drowning of young children under five years of age in portable pools is...
Consumer Protection
Fact sheet
12 Feb 2015
Choosing a buyer’s agent when buying residential property While you are probably familiar with real estate agents who represent a seller in a real estate transaction, you may not be so familiar with...
Consumer Protection
Fact sheet
10 Feb 2015
5 February 2015 Key points to remember For security bonds held in a financial institution in relation to residential tenancy agreements which commenced prior to 1 July 2013, Consumer Protection urges...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
18 Jun 2015
23 January 2015 Amendments have been gazetted in the Government Gazette of 20 January 2015 to amend the Form 1AC Information for Tenants and Form 1AD Information for Tenant with Non-written Tenancy...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
18 Jun 2015
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

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A man has been arrested in Nigeria in connection with the attempted fraudulent sale of a home in Western Australia. Ntuen Promise EKENMINI was apprehended by Nigerian authorities yesterday when he attended an international courier office and attempted to collect documents with a forged driver’s licence in the name of the South African home owner. The documents related to a supposed settlement of...
Consumer Protection
Media release
15 Aug 2013
The property industry in WA has been warned to be on high alert after recent attempts by overseas criminals to fraudulently sell two WA homes. In separate incidents, real estate agents were approached by fraudsters who successfully changed the contact details of the real owners of the properties, who both lived in South Africa. Copies of documents related to the management of the properties were...
Consumer Protection
Media release
06 Feb 2013

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