Property Services Regulatory Authority’s role
The Property Services Regulatory Authority is the registering authority for property in Ireland.
The Minister for Justice, by order under the Property Services (Regulation) Act 2011, established the Authority on a statutory basis on 3 April 2012.
The main function of the Authority is to control and regulate Property Services Providers (i.e. Auctioneers/Estate Agents, Letting Agents and management Agents).
This includes the licensing of all such services providers, the establishment of a complaints investigation and redress system for consumers, the setting and enforcement of standards in the provision of property services, the administration of client accounts, the establishment and maintenance of a compensation fund and the creation of three Public Registers.