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17.05.2009 Print page

Supervision of estate agents

Supervision of estate agents encompasses the activities of firms licensed to practise estate agency and lawyers whose estate agency is ancillary to their law business, as well as housing cooperatives that are licensed to provide estate agency services and ordinary housing cooperatives’ brokerage of cooperative flats.

Firms, lawyers and housing cooperatives are checked for compliance with the requirements of law and regulations, including observance of generally accepted estate agency standards. Supervision of estate agents takes the form of on-site inspection and off-site supervision.

Finanstilsynet is also assigned administrative and consultative tasks, and responsibility for framing regulations.