• The Real Estate Agents Authority (REAA) has just had its appeal, in a case involving real estate agent Alan Morton-Jones, upheld by the High Court.  In June last year, the Real Estate Agents Disciplinary Tribunal (Tribunal) found Mr Morton-Jones guilty of four charges of misconduct in relation to short paying a number of clients of his property management business.  They subsequently suspended his licence for 9 months, fined him $2,000 and ordered that he complete various training in their October 2015 penalty decision.
That penalty has just been quashed by the High Court as a result of an appeal by the REAA, and Mr Morton-Jones’s real estate licence has been cancelled.