Conveyancers’ licences do not expire unless suspended, cancelled or voluntarily surrendered.
Suspension of a company or individual licence occurs because of:
- the annual statement and fees are not lodged
- the company ceases to hold or be covered by the prescribed professional indemnity insurance.
A conveyancer’s licence is automatically cancelled 12 months after suspension of a licence, if the licensee fails to lodge the annual fee and statement or is not covered by insurance.
A conveyancer’s licence is automatically cancelled if the licensee becomes:
- an insolvent under administration (individuals)
- a disqualified person under the Legal Profession Act 2004
- a represented person under the Guardianship and Administration Act 1986 (individuals)
- an externally administered corporation (company)
- subject to an order that disqualifies them from carrying on a conveyancing business (individual or company)
- a director of a company disqualified under the Conveyancers Act 2006.
Reapplying for a licence following cancellation or surrender of your individual licence
If your individual licence is cancelled or surrendered, you will not automatically be entitled to regain your licence. To re-apply for your licence you must satisfy the Business Licensing Authority (BLA) that you meet the current eligibility criteria set out in our Apply for a conveyancer’s licence – individual page.
Before applying, consider your circumstances carefully.
The BLA strongly advises you to think carefully before allowing your licence to become suspended, or surrendering your licence.
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