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Charging commission for selling and letting in the property industry

We do not set a limit on how much commission you may charge as a property agent. You are free to negotiate any commission with your client.

However, a commission must:
  • include GST (and clearly state this in the appointment to act)
  • be set in writing at the time of appointment.
You may not change your commission once you and the client have signed your appointment.

You will need to set out:
  • the fees, charges and any commission for each service
  • any other expenses, such as advertising and marketing
  • the due dates for payments
  • that commission may still apply if the sale is not executed (and in what circumstances).
Your appointment and commission must not contain any unfair contract terms.
Last updated
30 June 2017
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