|In Hong Kong, there are specific statutory provisions governing the practice of estate agents and salespersons under the EAO and its subsidiary legislation. Ethical standards and practical guidelines are found in the Practice Directions and Code of Ethics and in various Practice Circulars issued by the EAA from time to time.
The essential features of the regulation of estate agents and salespersons in their capacity as agents for their clients/principals are highlighted below. However, what follows does not represent all the duties of an estate agent under the law. Readers should consult the full texts of the relevant law and other publications by the EAA.