The number of the duly authorized realtors as at the end of 2013, amounts to about 17,500 realtors.
Enforcement of the Law and the handling of complaints against realtors does not come within the jurisdiction of the Realtors Registrar, but under the jurisdiction of the Consumer Protection Commissioner or the Israel Police.
In relation to complaints against realtors, which involve offences such as theft, fraud or forgery, the Israel Police must be contacted direct.
Complaints against a person engaged in real estate brokerage without a license or a realtor engaging in real estate brokerage and whose license is not valid, as well as a realtor who has committed an offense under Section 13 of the Real Estate Brokers Law, 5756-1996, must be referred to the Consumer Protection Commissioner. However prior to referral of the complaint, a check as to the status of the realtor must be made with the Realtors Registrar.
Offences under Sections 10, 11 and 12 have, with effect from April 7, 2013, been transferred from the criminal law to the disciplinary law.
Your attention is drawn to the fact that provisions of the disciplinary law are set out in detail in Amendment No. 7 which only came into force on April 7, 2013.