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Requirements for Real Estate Trust Account Audit

All Real Estate Agents in Queensland who open or operate a Trust Account, are responsible for ensuring each trust account is audited each year by a qualified auditor. The Qld Office of Fair Trading is the responsible Government Department for administering the applicable legislation, licensing and registration for Real Estate Agents.

Agents must set up and maintain their trust account(s) in accordance with the following Act and Regulations:

  • Property Occupations Act 2014;
  • Agents Financial Administration Act 2014; and
  • Agents Financial Administration Regulation 2014

These laws exist to ensure trust money held by agents is properly dealt with and can be accurately accounted for at all times. Agents have a fiduciary duty to their clients, and the controls imposed by the Act and Regulations increase public confidence in the protection of client money and the services of agents.

Trust Account Audit Report Due Dates

Other than the first and last year of operation, the audit reporting covers the same 12 month period each year.

Your audit report must be lodged within 4 months after the end of your audit period, unless it is your last year of business where it must be lodged within 2 months after you stop carrying on a business.

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Audit Report Lodgment Dates

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Hear From Our Clients

“Daren from QLD Audit Specialists was extremely time efficient and was able to explain all aspects of my Trust Audit in fine detail allowing a better understanding of what was needed. I found them to be quite affordable with a professional service and would highly recommend to work colleagues.”

Grant Cannell, Relax Property

“We have been very happy with the service provided to us by QLD Audit Specialists, they were very professional and punctual with the service provided and even came to our premises to conduct the audit saving us time and travel costs. We would highly recommend them to any prospective client”

Nerina & John

About Us

We truly are Audit Specialists! We only provide professional audit services of Real Estate Trust Accounts in accordance with the Queensland legislative requirements. We are specialists because we don’t do anything else.

We service all areas of Queensland, and provide the best value trust account audits starting from $550.00 (including GST).

Our Audit consultants are semi-retired  qualified accountants who generally have many years experience in running their own accounting practices including services to Real Estate Agencies. As such our overhead costs are low compared with typical accountancy firms our prices are far more  cost effective.

We do not provide other business accountancy or taxation services and are not in competition to your existing accountants or taxation advisors. In fact in many instances we are able to work closely with your existing business accountants so they can concentrate on providing you with the best value from their services.

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