|Inquiry Hearing and Disciplinary Actions
A complaint or submission by the Chief Executive Officer that a licensee has failed to comply with the Estate Agents Ordinance ("the Ordinance") and/or its subsidiary legislation; or is not eligible to hold or continue to hold a licence; or has failed to comply with a specified condition attached to his licence, may be referred to the Disciplinary Committee for consideration. Where appropriate, an inquiry hearing may be conducted to decide on the case. The procedures of an inquiry hearing are governed by the Proceedings Rules on Inquiry Hearings. More information regarding an inquiry hearing can be found by clicking the following links:
Notice of Inquiry Hearing
General Etiquette for Inquiry Hearings
Witness Expenses under section 34 of the Ordinance
Arrangements for Inquiry Hearings during Typhoon / Severe Weather
If the Disciplinary Committee finds that a complaint or submission by the Chief Executive Officer is substantiated, it may exercise the disciplinary powers set out in the Ordinance. Such powers include admonishing or reprimanding the licensee concerned, attaching/varying conditions to the licence, suspending or revoking his/her licence, imposing a fine and making a costs order. The disciplinary records (if any) of a licensee since 1 January 2020 can be searched here simply by inputting one of the following: the licensee’s name, licence number or the licensee’s business name.