The Criminal Justice (Proceeds of Crime) (Bailiwick of Guernsey) (Amendment) Ordinance, 2022 came into force on 3 January 2023 bringing into effect Schedule 6 of The Criminal Justice (Proceeds of Crime) (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 1999 (the "Schedule").
The Schedule established the office of the Administrator of Estate Agents (the "Administrator") and requires persons involved in estate agency to notify the Administrator with such information as may be specified including, but not limited to, information relating to the minimum standards test.
An estate agency business and those persons who direct, manage and ultimately own or control the business (a "relevant person") are required to notify the Administrator:
· before they become an estate agency / estate agent or otherwise become a relevant person, or
· if in business as an estate agency / estate agent or otherwise a relevant person within 14 days of the Schedule coming into force
Guidance on the initial and ongoing notification requirements: Estate Agents - Guidance on notification requirements [277kb]
Notifications are made via online forms which can be found through the below links:
A business / person who has made an initial notification must provide the Administrator with information relating to the minimum standards test within 21 days of being requested to do so and notify the Administrator within 21 days after being convicted of a specified offence or any other change in respect of information previously provided.
Note: In order to submit a Business and Relevant Person Notification, individuals are required to have a Person Registration Number ("PRN") from the Registry.
If you already have a PRN e.g. as a company director, you can use that when submitting the notification (you should ensure your person and address details are current).
A PRN is obtained by submitting a Person Registration Form, a certified copy of the passport and a copy of a current utility bill dated within the last 3 months (there is no charge).
The form can be found here: Person Registration Form [146kb]
If your require any further information please contact the Registry on 01481 222800 or firstname.lastname@example.org