Resident letting agent licence - Queensland

Description

You will need this licence if you intend to work as a resident letting agent. A resident letting agent licence allows you to:

  • rent out and manage units in a building complex (on behalf of the owners and the body corporate)
  • collect rents in the complex
  • operate a trust account.
You can apply for this licence as a corporation or an individual.

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
  • hold current body corporate approval for each building complex you manage
  • have a licensed person in charge at each place of business
  • appoint a substitute licensee whenever you are absent from work
  • not sell any units in the complex you manage unless you hold a real estate agent licence
  • have a registered office in one of the building complexes you manage.

You must undergo a criminal history check to confirm their suitability. The criminal history check applies to each person for whom a date and place of birth are requested on the application form.

Duration

One or three years

Fees

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Application process

Apply

Submit either:

  • Form 1-1: Application for individual's licence (if you are applying as an individual)
  • Form 1-2: Application for corporation's licence (if you are applying as a corporation).

Your application must be accompanied by:

  • an application fee
  • a licence issue fee
  • a criminal history check fee applies to each person for whom a date and place of birth are requested on the application form
  • a certified copy of either a birth certificate, birth certificate extract, passport, Certificate of Australian citizenship or driver's licence for each person for whom a date and place of birth are requested on the application form. Proof of identity can be certified by a Justice of the Peace, Commissioner for Declarations, barrister/solicitor or notary public (please note that none of the above are required to be provided upon renewal on the proviso that the name the licence was issued in has not changed or unless otherwise requested).

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