Public Register of Licensees

The Real Estate Authority maintain a Public Register of Licensees.  The purpose of the register is to enable the public to make an informed decision when choosing an agent, branch manager, or salesperson by enabling consumers to:


You can search the public register of licensees by clicking here.


What is recorded on the public register?

The public register records:


Many people working in real estate come from another country and have both a given name and a 'kiwi' name - will the register of licensees record this?

Application forms for a licence and for renewing a licence are set out in regulations and require applicants to provide their given names and any other names by which they are known.  This information will be recorded in the register.


Who cannot hold a licence?

Certain people are not eligible to hold a licence, such as a person who has been convicted of a crime involving dishonesty in the ten years before they apply for a licence, or an undischarged bankrupt.

People new to the industry need to advertise that they are applying for a licence. Anyone can object to the issue of a licence but only on the grounds specified in the Act. The Registrar must then follow a process to consider the objection.  Click here for more information on how to object to a licence.



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