Rebosa 22 December 2017 Report

Dear Colleagues

We have spent the better part of the last three weeks at the EAAB in an attempt to get all our members FFCs issued before the start of the New Year.  The EAAB has undertaken to resolve all outstanding issues before the end of the year.  We will receive a final list of all FFCs that have been resolved and issued on 29 December 2017.

Please note that once your FFC has been issued you are eligible to earn commission irrespective of if your FFC is available for download on your MyEAAB portal or not.  Due to the recent system errors the EAAB have been experiencing, there is a backlog uploading FFCs to agent’s portals which the IT department has promised to resolve by 31 December 2017.

If your FFC has been issued, then there is no need to be concerned if it is still not available for download.  We will follow up on this in the New Year.

Please remember when sending us your queries, to include your full name, EAAB 7 digit reference number and your proof of payment.  Without this information it is extremely difficult for us to make headway.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Fiona and Adrianne for their incredible effort in getting these issues resolved over the holiday period.

Best wishes over the festive season.

Kind regards
Jan

URGENT NOTICE TO ALL CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (“CPD”) PARTICIPANTS

Participants who were required to have registered for the first three-year rolling CPD cycle

Estate agents who were issued with full status fidelity fund certificates by the EAAB for the period 2015 to 2017, inclusive, are advised that, to ensure CPD compliance, they should have accrued twenty CPD points, made up as to fifteen verifiable and five non-verifiable points, for each of the 2015, 2016 and 2017 calendar years, by no later than 31 December 2017.   

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Rebosa 13 December 2017 Report

Dear Colleagues

As the year draws to a close we are hoping the EAAB will issue all our members outstanding FFCs for 2018 by early next week.  Please read the report further for an update on our meeting with the EAAB.

Next year will be the year of the Property Practitioners Bill as cabinet recently approved its submission for Parliament.

Before reading on I would like to take this opportunity to once again thank you for your continued support.  As I have mentioned many times before, it is only in our collective numbers that we can achieve what individually we cannot.

My best wishes to you and your families for a safe, happy holiday season and a very prosperous New Year.

Kind regards
Jan

FFC’s : We will do what is necessary to protect our members

Hundreds of our members, and we don’t know how many non-members, still have not received their FFC’s for 2018.

Rebosa obtained legal advice in this regard and will, if absolutely necessary, take legal action to protect our members and the industry.

However, during the process we managed to have a very productive meeting with the executive of the EAAB on 12 December.  We have been promised full cooperation to resolve outstanding issues within a matter of days and we will have a follow-up meeting early next week.  

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Rebosa 6 December 2017 Report

Dear Colleagues

Following a 12 month lapse, we finally had another Multi-Stakeholder Group meeting last week with the EAAB.  At this meeting we were fortunate to meet many of the EAAB Board members and could directly communicate our many concerns to them.

Unfortunately the net result is a mixed bag.

IT Challenges Remain:

We communicated the EAABs system failures in detail and were given the assurance that everything possible is being done to remedy it including a complete independent evaluation of the system. They were confident of improvement but we communicated that our experience so far is to the contrary as many agents have still not received their Fidelity Fund Certificates for 2018.

We are pursuing this vigorously, even to the extent of obtaining legal advice on the matter.  

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