PHOTO: Julian Angelo put the house on TradeMe without the owner’s permission (Photo/iStock)

An Auckland real estate agent who listed a house for sale on Trade Me without the owner’s permission – and then told viewers they could only see the property from the street – has lost a court battle over his punishment.

Julian Angelo lost his real estate licence in April after being found guilty of misconduct by the Real Estate Agents Disciplinary Tribunal.

In 2016, Angelo had been painting the house and learned it was to be sold.

He created a listing for the property on Trade Me without the owners’ consent and solicited buyers, telling them they could only view it from the street because of difficult tenants.