PHOTO: COLIN SMITH/STUFF – A Bayleys real estate agent was arrested by police after fleeing from a house he stayed the night at.

An Auckland real estate who was caught staying the night at a house that was about to go to auction has been charged with disgraceful conduct.

Former Bayleys real estate agent Geoffrey Mairs had a charge of disgraceful conduct brought against him by the Real Estate Agents Authority (REA) for the incident which occurred on February 27 last year.

The case was heard before the New Zealand Real Estate Agents Disciplinary Tribunal on April 9.

A decision released on April 27 detailed how Mairs stayed the night at a Mission Bay property being sold by Bayleys colleague David Anderson.