Board Committees

The board shall, in addition to any other power conferred upon it by this Act, have the power-

(a)           to appoint committees of which persons other than members of the board may with the approval of the Cabinet be members, to advise the board on any matter in respect of which the board possesses any power;

(b)           to frame and publish, with the approval of the Cabinet, a code of conduct which shall be complied with by estate agents and to take such steps as may be necessary or expedient to ensure such compliance;

(c)           to encourage and promote the improvement of the standard of training of and services rendered by estate agents;

(d)           to receive any application for exemption from the provisions of this Act and to submit such application to the Cabinet;

(e)           in general to take such other steps and to perform such other acts as may be necessary or expedient in order to achieve it’s objective.

 

Executive committee

(1) The board may appoint two or more of its members as an executive committee of the board which, subject to the provisions of subsection (2) and the directions of the board, shall have the power to exercise all the powers and perform all the functions of the board during the periods between meetings of the board.

 

(2) Except in so far as the board may direct otherwise, the executive committee shall not have the power to set aside or amend any decision of the board.

 

(3) Any act performed or decision taken by executive committee shall be of force and effect except in so far as it is amended or set aside by the board at its next ensuing meeting.

 

 [a112y1976s8B] Disciplinary committees

(1) The board may from time to time appoint such number of disciplinary committees as it deems fit, each consisting of at least three members, from amongst its members.

 

(2) A disciplinary committee may exercise or perform any power or function which is granted or entrusted to the board by subsections (2) and (3) of section 30.

 

(3) The provisions of section 4(5) and (6) shall, subject to subsection (5) of this section, apply mutatis mutandis in respect of a disciplinary committee.

 

(4) The board may, subject to the provision of this section, alter the constitution of any disciplinary committee before the committee has commenced with an investigation contemplated in section 30(2).

 

(5) If a vacancy occurs on a disciplinary committee after the committee has commenced with an investigation, the investigation may be proceeded with before at least two members of the committee, but if only two serving members remain, they may take any decision referred to in section 30(3) only by unanimous vote.

 

(6) Any person who feels aggrieved by any decision taken by a disciplinary committee in the exercise of its power and the performance of its functions under section 30, may within one month after the disciplinary committee-

   (a)    has informed him in writing of such decision and upon payment of the prescribed fees request the disciplinary committee in writing to furnish him in writing with its reasons for such decision;

   (b)    has in accordance with paragraph (a) furnished him with its reasons for such decision and after notice to the disciplinary committee, appeal in writing to the board against such decision, and the board may thereupon-

       (i)      dismiss the said appeal;

       (ii)      if it is of the opinion that the disciplinary committee has not acted in accordance with the relevant provisions of this Act, give an order opposite to the decision of the disciplinary committee or amending the decision of the disciplinary committee;

      (iii)      refer the matter back to the disciplinary committee for further consideration; or

      (iv)      vary any penalty imposed by the disciplinary committee as it may deem fit.