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AUCTIONEERS ACT.

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS.

   Section

PART I
GENERAL.

   1.   Interpretation.

   2.   Business of auctioneer.

PART II
LICENCES.

   3.   Auctioneers to be licensed.

   4.   Licences, general and local.

   5.   General licences required for certain places.

   6.   Granting of licences discretionary.

   7.   Security may be required.

   8.   Fees.

   9.   Expiration of licences.

   10.   Forms.

PART III
SALES BY AUCTION.

   11.   Auctioneers to accept the sale of all property offered by owners.

   12.   Restriction on certain sales.

   13.   Auctioneer's name and address to be displayed at sale.

   14.   Sales without reserve, reserve price, etc.

   15.   Recovery of purchase money and payment.

   16.   Order of suspension or revocation of licence.

   17.   Auctioneer's licence not necessary in certain cases.

   18.   Rules.

 

      First Schedule   Fees for auctioneers licences.

      Second Schedule   Forms.

 

CHAPTER 270
AUCTIONEERS ACT.

Commencement: 1 January, 1917.

   An Act relating to auctioneers.

 

PART I
GENERAL.

 

1.   Interpretation.

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

   (a)   "auctioneer" includes every person selling by auction;

   (b)   "licensing authority" means—

      (i)   in respect of any city, municipality or town, its council or board; and

      (ii)   in respect of places outside a city, municipality or town, the chief executive officer of the administration;

   (c)   "owner" includes any person lawfully entitled to sell any property.

 

2.   Business of auctioneer.

   Every person who sells or offers for sale any movable or immovable property or any interest in the property at any sale or roup where any person becomes or may become the purchaser of the property or interest in the property by competition and being the highest bidder, either by being the sole bidder, or increasing upon the biddings made by others, or decreasing on sums named by the auctioneer or person acting as auctioneer or other person at the sale, or by any other mode of sale by competition shall be deemed to carry on the business of an auctioneer.

 

PART II
LICENCES.

 

3.   Auctioneers to be licensed.

   (1) Except as provided in section 17, no person shall carry on the business of an auctioneer without being licensed for that purpose under this Act either by a general licence or by a local licence applicable to the place at which he or she is carrying on the business.

   (2) Any person contravening this section commits an offence and is liab

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