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What are the licensing requirements to work in the property industry in Ireland?

by | Oct 25, 2023 | Uncategorized

In Ireland, there are specific licensing requirements to work in certain area’s of the property sector. Some of these roles within the property and real estate industry may require professional qualifications or certifications.

  • Estate Agents and Auctioneers: If you wish to work as an estate agent or auctioneer in Ireland, you must be licensed by the Property Services Regulatory Authority (PSRA). You’ll need to complete a recognised educational course, gain practical experience, and pass an examination. Additionally, you must meet certain eligibility criteria to apply for a license. Keep in mind that the requirements and processes may change over time, so it’s essential to check with the PSRA for the most up-to-date information.
  • Property Management: If you are involved in property management, you will also need a license, especially if you are managing properties on behalf of others. The PSRA regulates property services, including property management, so it’s essential to check the specific requirements. PSRA D license is required to work with OMC’s or as a Block Property Manager. PSRA C license is required for Property Management positions that include Property Managers and Letting Agents.
  • Auctioneers: If your work involves conducting auctions, you may need to be a licensed auctioneer. The Auctioneers and House Agents Act 1947 governs the licensing of auctioneers in Ireland.
  • Valuers: Valuers may not necessarily require a license, but they should have appropriate qualifications and adhere to recognized professional standards. More often than not, property firms will require prospective employees to be Chartered in valuations for positions at Senior Surveyor level and above.

To ensure that you are in compliance with Irish property industry regulations, it is highly recommended to contact the relevant regulatory authority or professional association and seek legal or professional advice. The licensing and regulatory requirements may change over time, so it’s important to verify the current status and any updates to the rules and regulations that apply to your specific role within the property industry.

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