PHOTO: Brain Bauer, Fair Trading executive director, said there was a need for real estate agents to take licensing seriously.

A former Queensland real estate agent is set to part with over $30,000 in both compensation and penalties after “serious misconduct which was flagrantly intentional”.

After entering bankruptcy, Richard Lucas Bomhof had his real estate agent licence cancelled. He was an agent between February 2006 and August 2017.

Mr Bomhof found employment at an agency and was tasked with selling or leasing out a commercial property in September 2017. This lasted until January 2018, when the agency terminated his employment.

However, Mr Bomhof continued to work with the client. He also received a total of $16,750 in pre-paid commission to his own bank account, which he used for personal expenses.