Agents, Branch Managers and Salespersons licensed (“Licensee”) under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008 (‘the Act”), have in addition to various other requirements of the Act, a duty of professional care and conduct.
In the event that any prospective client, client or customer feels they have not received the level of professional conduct judiciously required by a Licensee then they have the right to address those concerns with the Licensee or with the Real Estate Agents Authority; or both.
First National Group NZ Limited In-house Complaints Process
Members of the First National Group of independently owned real estate offices have established an in-house complaints process in accordance with the requirements of the Real Estate Agents Act 2008 – Professional Conduct and Client Care Rules.
Information about the complaints process is available along with a complaint form.
Complaints in relating to a Licensee should be directed, in the first instance to the relevant office of such Licensee and can be made either directly in person or in writing via e-mail or post; or on-line.
Complaints relating to a Licensee can also be directed to the National Office of First National Group NZ Limited and must be made in writing to the General Manager.
c/- First National Group NZ Limited
PO Box 567
Making a complaint through the Real Estate Agents Authority (“REAA”)
A Licensee must ensure that prospective clients, clients and customers are aware that they may access the REAA’s complaints process without first using the in-house procedures, and that any use of the in-house procedures does not preclude their making a complaint to the REAA.