37 Persons prohibited from being licensed


The following persons are not eligible to hold a licence:


a person who has been convicted, whether in New Zealand or another country, of a crime involving dishonesty (or of a crime that, if committed in New Zealand, would be a crime involving dishonesty) within the 10 years preceding the application for a licence:


a person who has been convicted of an offence under sections 12A, 14, 17 to 22, or 24 of the Fair Trading Act 1986, within the 5 years preceding the application for a licence:


a person whose licence or certificate of approval has been cancelled within the preceding 5 years or whose licence is suspended at the time of application under the Real Estate Agents Act 1976:


a person—


whose licence has, within the preceding 5 years, been cancelled under section 54(c) to (h); or


whose licence is currently suspended under section 110(2)(c) or 115:


a person subject to an order made, or a notice given, under the law of a country, State, or territory outside New Zealand, within the preceding 5 years who is prohibited from acting as an agent, branch manager, or salesperson (or equivalent) in that country, State, or territory, unless the person satisfies the Authority that he or she is a fit and proper person to hold a licence:


a person who is an officer of a licensee company, a chief executive officer of a licensee company, or a branch manager and who has been disqualified from holding a licence or whose licence has been suspended under the Real Estate Agents Act 1976:


a person who is prohibited from being a director or promoter of, or being concerned or taking part in the management of, an incorporated body under the Companies Act 1993, the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013, or the Takeovers Act 1993:


a company, or other corporate entity or partnership, where a person concerned in its management is disqualified from being licensed in his or her own right under paragraph (a):


a person described in section 7(1) (which relates to the exemption of lawyers and conveyancers from this Act) who is subject to the provisions of the Lawyers and Conveyancers Act 2006.


A person is not eligible to hold an agent’s licence if he or she is an undischarged bankrupt or is subject to subpart 4 of Part 5 of the Insolvency Act 2006.

Compare: 1976 No 9 s 17(2)

Section 37(1)(b): amended, on 17 June 2014, by section 41(2) of the Fair Trading Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 143).

Section 37(1)(d): replaced, on 12 December 2012, by section 4 of the Real Estate Agents Amendment Act 2012 (2012 No 112).

Section 37(1)(g): amended, on 1 December 2014, by section 150 of the Financial Markets (Repeals and Amendments) Act 2013 (2013 No 70).