Real estate agent (business letting) licence - Queensland

Description

You need a licence to work as a business letting agent, either as an individual or corporation. This is a limited form of real estate licence.

A real estate agent (business letting) licence allows you to:

  • lease out businesses
  • handle interests in businesses
  • collect rents.

Your company must have a corporate licence to rent and manage shops in a shopping centre (known as business letting). A corporate real estate agent (business letting) licence allows your company to:

  • let businesses or interests in businesses
  • collect rents
  • to negotiate for the letting of businesses or interests in businesses.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible, you must:

  • be at least 18 years of age
  • be a suitable person
  • hold the relevant qualification
  • have a registered office in Australia.

A criminal history check must be done for each person whose date and place of birth are stated on the application form.

You may be eligible to be licensed under mutual recognition laws if you hold a comparable licence within another Australian State or Territory or within New Zealand.

Duration

One or three years

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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You can find the current fees here.

Application process

Apply

Submit either:

  • Form 1-1
  • Form 1-2.

Your application must include:

    • an application fee
    • a licence issue fee
    • a criminal history check fee for each person whose date and place of birth appear on the application
    • a certified copy of your birth certificate, birth certificate extract, passport, Australian citizenship certificate or driver licence. Proof of identity can be certified by a justice of the peace, commissioner for declarations, barrister, solicitor or notary public (Note that none of the above are required to be provided for a renewal, provided that the name the licence was issued in has not changed or is otherwise requested)
    • where in Queensland you propose to carry on business under the licence
    • the capacity in which you intend to perform activities under the licence and the address where this will occur (business address)
    • if you intend to be employed as a person in charge of a licensees business at a place of business - the name of your licensed employer and the address of the place of business where you are to be in charge (also a business address)
    • a certificate of completion of modules
    • if you are planning to work for another licensee after your licence is granted, a signed letter from your employer confirming this.

    Approval time

    Processing time is between four and six weeks

    Transfer

    You cannot transfer this licence to another entity.

    Disqualified persons or entities

    You are not suitable to hold this licence if you:

    • are an insolvent under administration
    • are currently disqualified from holding a licence or registration certificate
    • have been convicted of a serious offence within the past five years.

    Administering agency

    Department of Justice and Attorney-General

    Office of Fair Trading

    Industry Licensing Unit

    Contact details

    Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

    Please use these contact details for help or more information:

    Industry Licensing Unit

    Office of Fair Trading

    Department of Justice and Attorney-General

    Queensland
    Mailing address: GPO Box 3111
    Brisbane, Queensland 4001
    Phone: 13 74 68
    Fax: 07 3738 8784
    Email: IndustryLicensing@justice.qld.gov.au