It must, in the first instance, be pointed out that the transformation of the estate agency profession to reflect the demographics of South Africa is still very much a work in progress. While significant achievements continue incrementally to be made in this vital endeavour, the vast majority of estate agency practitioners and enterprises remain...
EAAB ANNOUNCES GRANT OF AMNESTY PERIOD FOR ILLEGAL OPERATORS
The Estate Agency Affairs Board is pleased to announce that it has resolved to grant a three-month amnesty period to illegally operating estate agency practitioners. It is to be hoped that this innovative step will assist all persons who are presently operating illegally as estate agents to regularise their status.
The Board has resolved that the bringing of persons presently illegally conducting the functions and activities of an estate agent, as defined in both section 1 of the Act and Regulation 2 of Government Notice R1485 of 17 July 1981, into compliance with the provisions of the Act, including the mandatory regulatory regime for the estate agency profession established by the Act, is more desirable and in the long-term interests of both consumers and the estate agency profession than simply seeking to punish those persons for any past transgressions and offenses that they may have committed or be committing.
Amnesty Application Form (extended period)
The amnesty application period has been extended to 15 October 2011.