This registration is required by a body corporate which is selling, purchasing, or otherwise dealing with land or businesses, on behalf of others; conducting negotiations for the sale or purchase of land or businesses on behalf of others; selling land or businesses on its own behalf; or conducting negotiations for the sale of land or businesses on its own behalf.
A body corporate is not considered to be carrying on business as a land agent if it is: in the course of practice as a legal practitioner, selling, purchasing, or dealing with land or businesses (including conducting negotiations for that purpose) on behalf of others; selling land or businesses or conducting negotiations for that purpose, through the instrumentality of an agent; or solely engaged in mortgage financing.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
A body corporate is entitled to be registered as an agent if: it is not suspended or disqualified from practising or carrying on a trade, occupation or business in Australia; it is not under official management, in receivership or being wound up; each director is not suspended or disqualified from practising a trade, occupation or business in Australia; each director has not been convicted of an indictable offence of dishonesty or, in the last 10 years preceding the application not been convicted of a summary offence of dishonesty; each director has not been, in the last 5 years preceding the application for registration, a director of a body corporate wound up for the benefit of creditors - when the body corporate was being so wound up or within the period of 6 months preceding the commencement of the winding up.
A body corporate registered as an agent must ensure that the agency's business is properly managed and supervised by a registered agent who is a natural person.
$273 application fee
$503 registration fee.
Cash, EFTPOS, Cheques, Money Order & Credit Card (Visa & Mastercard accepted only).
Licence applications can be completed online at https://secure.cbs.sa.gov.au/ELAF/RLA/start_RLA.php
Consumer and Business Services
Licensing and Registrations
Land Agents Act 1994 (South Australia)
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