Real Estate Agents Disciplinary Tribunal
PROTOCOL FOR COVID-19 PROTECTION

COVID-19 UPDATE 13 September 2022

1. While COVID-19 is in the community, the Tribunal will, as far as is reasonably practicable, operate in its usual manner.

2. Everyone who attends the Tribunal in person must comply with the health and safety requirements at the hearing facility.

3. In some cases, there will be a need to change (possibly at short notice) the way the Tribunal operates, including by conducting hearings entirely by video-link or telephone or by requiring that documents be emailed rather than posted or delivered.

4. Parties affected by any change to the Tribunal’s usual operating procedures will be advised of those changes and provided with information to ensure that they understand how their matter will be handled by the Tribunal.

5. This Protocol applies until revoked or modified by the Tribunal.

6. The Tribunal’s Protocol dated 26 May 2022 is revoked.

D J Plunkett
Chair
13 September 2022

If you have any further questions, please email  READT@justice.govt.nz

 

The Real Estate Agents Disciplinary Tribunal deals with matters related to the licensing and disciplining of real estate agents licensed under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008 to carry out real estate agency work.

Note: If you’re a tenant wanting to complain about your property manager or your landlord, or if you’re a landlord having problems with a tenant, you should contact Tenancy Services to resolve your problem.

Tenancy Services website(external link)

What the tribunal can hear & determine

Charges referred by a Complaints Assessment Committee

The Tribunal makes decisions about complaints referred to it by a Complaints Assessment Committee.

A committee can refer serious cases involving alleged misconduct to the Real Estate Agents Disciplinary Tribunal by laying and prosecuting a charge before it.

A committee can also apply to the Tribunal for a real estate agent’s (or a real estate agency’s) licence to be suspended until the charges have been heard. 

Appeals against Complaints Assessment Committee decisions

You can appeal a decision of a committee. You need to file your appeal within 20 working days after the date of the committee’s decision.

Under exceptional circumstances the Tribunal may accept an appeal no later than 60 working days from the date notice was given. When you send in your application you must make an application to the Tribunal which states the exceptional circumstances that prevented you from filing an appeal within time. This includes cross appeals.

The cost for filing an appeal is $30 which can be paid online using File and Pay(external link) or by completing the credit/debitcard form [PDF, 275 KB] and attaching it with your appeal form.

Applications to review a decision of the Registrar of the Tribunal

You can apply to the Tribunal for a review of a decision of the Registrar of the Real Estate Agents Disciplinary Tribunal. You need to file your application within 20 working days after the date you were notified of the Registrar's decision.

The cost for filing a review is $30 which can be paid online using File and Pay(external link) or by completing the credit/debitcard form [PDF, 275 KB] and attaching it with your review form.

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