Real estate agent (business letting) licence - Queensland

Description

You must have a current licence to work as a business letting agent, either as an individal or corporation. This is a limited form of real estate licence.

Real estate agent (business letting) authorised activities (individual)

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).

Real estate agent (business letting) authorised activities (corporation)

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


You must:

  • be at least 18 years of age
  • be a suitable person
  • be an eligible person
  • have a registered office in Queensland.

Note: If you are notifying under the Mutual Recognition (Queensland) Act 1992 or the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition (Queensland) Act 2003, you must be authorised to practise an occupation equivalent to the Queensland occupation covered by this licence in a participating state or territory or in New Zealand. For more information see Mutual recognition of occupational licence or certificate of registration.

Duration

This licence will remain in effect for 12 months or 3 years. You will be issued with a renewal notice annually or every 3 years approximately 6 weeks before the expiry date.

Fees

Common Fees details for this service in table format.

Type Amount Description
Application $783.80

Application and licence fee (corporation): 1 year

Application $1377.30

Application and licence fee (individual): 1 year

Application $1413.30

Application and licence fee (corporation): 3 years

Application $2582.30

Application and licence fee (individual): 3 years

Application $38.80

Criminal history check

Application $160.30

Additional licence fee for each additional class.

Act(s) name

Property Occupations Act 2014 QLD

Regulation(s) name

Property Occupations Regulation 2014 QLD

Application process

Submit either:

  • Form 1-1: Application for individuals licence (if you are applying as an individual); or
  • Form 1-2: Application for corporations 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 for each person whose date and place of birth appear on the application
  • a certified copy of either your birth certificate, birth certificate extract, passport, Certificate of Australian citizenship or drivers licence. Proof of identity can be certified by a Justice of the Peace, Commissioner for Declarations, barrister/solicitor or notary public. (Note: None of the above required to be provided upon renewal on the proviso that the name the licence was issued in has not changed or unless otherwise requested)
  • the place or places in Queensland where you propose to carry on business under the licence
  • the capacity in which you intend performing activities under the licence and the address where the activities are to be performed (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, you should also supply a signed letter from your employer confirming this.

Note: The licence application fee and licence renewal application fee are not refundable.

If you are notifying under the Mutual Recognition (Queensland) Act 1992 or the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition (Queensland) Act 2003 submit a Form 1: Application for mutual recognition of occupational licence with a copy of your current interstate licence.

*If you are applying for an additional licence under the Property Occupations Act 2014 or the Motor Dealers Chattel Auctioneers Act 2014 you only need to pay an application fee for each additional licence class.

Transfer process

You cannot transfer this licence to another entity.

Additional information

Applicants must undergo a criminal history check to confirm their suitability. The criminal history check applies for each person who appears on the application form. The fee applies to all applications and renewal notices.

*Applicants for a chattel auctioneer licence are not required to pay an additional application fee if they already hold or are also applying for a property auctioneer licence. Applicants for a property auctioneer licence are not required to pay an additional application fee if they already hold or are also applying for a chattel auctioneer licence.

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.

Queensland Government Service Centre

Industry Licensing Unit

Office of Fair Trading

Department of Justice and Attorney-General

Operating address: Upper Plaza Terrace
33 Charlotte Street
Brisbane, Queensland 4000
Mailing address: GPO Box 3111
Brisbane, Queensland 4001
Phone: 13 QGOV (13 74 68)
Phone: 07 3405 0985
Fax: 07 3008 5933
Email: IndustryLicensing@justice.qld.gov.au
Website: Office of Fair Trading (Opens in new window)