This options paper responds to submissions received on Issues Paper 1: Conduct and institutional arrangements: estate agents, conveyancers and owners corporation managers, released in 2015 as part of the Consumer Property Law Review.
This paper examines opportunities to improve, clarify and modernise the Estate Agents Act 1980 and Conveyancers Act 2006. It presents options for consideration in the following areas:
- the definitions of ‘estate agent’ and ‘conveyancing business’
- training, work experience and professional development requirements for estate agents and conveyancers
- conduct requirements for estate agents and conveyancers
- compliance measures
- trust account provisions
- administrative and institutional arrangements
- general modernisations.
Feedback on this options paper will inform the government in determining final legislative reforms.
Note: Options for reform relating to owners corporation managers were presented in Options paper 1: Options for reform of the Owners Corporations Act 2006.
Public consultation on this options paper closed on 16 May 2017.
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The following public submissions were made (some submissions have been modified to protect privacy):
- Australian Institute of Business Brokers (PDF, 52KB)
- Australian Institute of Conveyancers (PDF, 413KB)
- Australian Livestock and Property Association (PDF, 560KB)
- Consumer Action Law Centre (PDF, 1.8MB)
- Jim’s Conveyancing (PDF, 460KB)
- Scott McCormick (PDF, 111KB)
- Nicholsons Lawyers and Consultants (PDF, 2.9MB)
- Real Estate Institute of Victoria (PDF, 987KB)
- Residents of Retirement Villages Victoria (PDF, 1.1MB)
- Andrew Rothfield (PDF, 195KB)
- Fabian Secatore (PDF, 194KB)
- Strata Community Australia (Vic) (PDF, 251KB)
- Tenants Union of Victoria (PDF, 467KB)
Download the options paper