Short title – Estate Agents Act – Singapore property for rent

Short title – Estate Agents Act – Singapore property for rent

1. This Act may be cited as the Estate Agents Act. Singapore property for rent.

Scope of application

2. This Act applies to estate agency work in respect of property situated in Singapore and outside Singapore.

Interpretation – Singapore property for rent

3.—(1) In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires — “advertisement” includes every form of advertisement, whether to the public or not, and whether —
(a) orally or in writing;
(b) in printed or electronic form;
(c) in a newspaper or other publication;
(d) by television or radio; 

(e) by the display of posters, notices, signs, labels, showcards or goods;
(f) by the distribution of notices, circulars, brochures, pamphlets, catalogues, price lists or any other material;
(g) by the exhibition of pictures, models or films; or
(h) in any other form or manner whatsoever, and any reference to the issue or publication of advertisements shall be construed accordingly.

“Appeals Board” means the Appeals Board constituted under section 57.
“body corporate” includes a limited liability partnership.
“building” has the meaning assigned to it in the Building Control Act (Cap. 29).
“business name”, in relation to an estate agent, means the name under which the estate agent is authorised to carry on estate agency work. Singapore property for rent.
“Chairman” means the Chairman of the Disciplinary Committee or Appeals Board, as the case may be, and any person acting as such Chairman.
“client” means any person who, whether on his own behalf or on behalf of another person, retains or otherwise uses the services of, or otherwise engages or employs, an estate agent, whether directly or through a salesperson.
“committee”, in relation to the Council, includes the Disciplinary Panel and any Disciplinary Committee. Singapore property for rent.
“committee member” means a member of any committee formed by the Council under this Act.
“company” has the same meaning as in section 4(1) of the Companies Act (Cap. 50).
“Council” means the Council for Estate Agencies established under section 6.
“Deputy President” means the Deputy President of the Council and any person acting as the Deputy President.
“development” means a development involving the construction of a new building.
“director” has the same meaning as in section 4(1) of the Companies Act.
“Disciplinary Committee” means a committee appointed under section 51(4). Singapore property for rent.

Source: Estate Agents Act (EAA)

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