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Notification requirements 

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: pdf icon Estate Agents - Guidance on notification requirements [277kb]

 

Notification forms

Notifications are made via online forms which can be found through the below links: 

Initial Notification

Guernsey Registered Business
Non-Guernsey Registered Business
Sole Trader / Trading as
Relevant Person

Ongoing Notification  

Business
Relevant Person

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: pdf icon Person Registration Form [146kb]

 

If your require any further information please contact the Registry on 01481 222800 or oversight.sanctions@guernseyregistry.com

 

Legislation

The Criminal Justice (Proceeds of Crime) (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 1999 (Consolidated text)

The Criminal Justice (Proceeds of Crime) (Bailiwick of Guernsey) (Amendment) Ordinance, 2022

The Criminal Justice (Proceeds of Crime) (Bailiwick of Guernsey) (Amendment) Ordinance, 2022 (Commencement) Regulations, 2022