District Court Rules

LICENSING

ORDER 63

AUCTIONEERS AND HOUSE AGENTS

Definitions

1. — In this Order

‘the Act’ means the Auctioneers and House Agents Act, 1947 (No 10 of 1947), as amended.

Venue — Application for certificate of qualification

2. (1) An application for a certificate of qualification pursuant to Part III of the Act may be made at any sitting of the court in the court area in which the applicant proposes to carry on business or, in case the applicant proposes to carry on business in more than one court area, in the court area in which the applicant proposes to have his or her principal place of business.

Service of notice

(2) Notice of the application shall be served upon the Superintendent of the Garda Síochána within whose district the principal place of business is situate at least 28 days before the date of hearing of the application.

Newspaper notice

(3) The applicant shall also cause notice of the intended application to be published, at least 28 days before such hearing, in a newspaper circulating in the court area in which the applicant proposes to have his or her principal place of business.

Lodgment of notice and newspaper

(4) A copy of the notice of the application together with a statutory declaration as to service thereof and a copy of the newspaper shall be lodged with the Clerk at least seven days before the date of hearing of the application.

Applicant to furnish required certificates

(5) On the hearing of the application the applicant shall furnish to the court the certificate required by section 12(3) or 12(4)(b) of the Act (as inserted by section 12 of the Auctioneers and House Agents Act, 1967) as the case may be.

Order of court

(6) Where the application is granted the certificate shall be in accordance with Form 63.1, Schedule C.

Notice of objection

3. A notice of objection pursuant to section 11(5) of the Act to the grant of a certificate of qualification shall be in accordance with Form 63.2, Schedule C. Such notice shall be served upon the applicant and a copy, together with a statutory declaration as to service thereof, shall be lodged with the Clerk at least seven days before the date of hearing of the application.

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