This page provides you with links to The Code of Conduct and Client Care Rules 2012 (Code of Conduct) and sets out the standard of professional conduct and client care required of agents, branch managers and salespersons.
This page contains brief overviews of key pieces of legislation that impose obligations on you as a licensee or are more broadly relevant to real estate agency work.
This page links consumers and licensees to the public register, where they can look up agents, companies, salespersons, and branch managers.
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More real estate consumers obtain quality information to navigate challenging property market
Real estate licence numbers decline in complex market - high standards of conduct by real estate licensees are critical
Real Estate Agents Disciplinary Tribunal decision underlines importance of proper transaction document protocol
Real estate regulator protects New Zealanders in a shifting market
New REA research indicates increased consumer confidence in conduct of real estate professionals.
REA releases real estate consumer protection information in seven languages
Fit and Proper assessment guidelines for licensed real estate professionals published.
Consultation opens on guidelines for assessment of ‘fit and proper’ requirements for real estate licensees
Conduct regulator expects high professional standards from real estate sector in changing market
Tribunal ruling sends a clear message to real estate licensees on importance of disclosure
Real Estate Licensing Regulation Qualification changes take effect on 1 February 2022
Real estate regulator steps up to make a difference
Mele Wendt joins Real Estate Authority Board
Real estate regulator dedicated to protecting consumers and supporting licensees to meet high standards of conduct
Consultation is now open on the newly designed real estate qualification suite
Complaints against real estate agents reached 10-year low ahead of market bounce back
REA reminds Kiwis to do their homework before taking the property plunge
Real Estate Authority (REA) welcomes a new Chief Executive
Consumers now have improved ability to seek compensation for unsatisfactory conduct by a real estate agent
Complaints against real estate industry at a five-year low
Auditor fined for the first time following serious failure to report
New advice on methamphetamine contamination for real estate agents and home buyers
Meth report should bring comfort to home buyers
Rogue agents will be held to account, say industry regulator
Guidance needed for overwhelmed home buyers and sellers
New operating name for real estate industry regulator
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Last updated 9 March 2023