Complaints and Dispute Resolution

NEWTON + CO is licensed under the Real Estate Agents Act (REAA) 2008 and operates under the REAA Code of Professional Conduct and Client Care obligations.  We want you to be satisfied with the service you receive and if for any reason you are not, then please let us know as we will work with you to remedy the situation.

Our Complaints Procedure

Our complaints procedure follows the guidelines set out in Rule 10 of the REAA (Professional Conduct and Client Care Rules) 2008.


Contact our Director Emma Newton. Let her know what you would like done about your complaint.


The Director may ask you to put your complaint in writing. We will need a brief period of time to talk to the team members involved. We will respond with ten working days.


We may suggest a meeting, alternatively we can provide you with a written proposal to resolve your complaint.


If you do not accept our proposal, please try and advise us in writing within five working days. You can suggest another way of resolving your complaint.


If we accept your preferred resolution, we will attempt to implement that resolution as soon as possible. If we decline your preferred resolution, we may invite you to mediation.


If we agree to mediate the complaint but do not settle the complaint at mediation, or we do not agree to mediate the dispute, then that will be the end of our process.

If you have a complaint, we encourage you to first discuss the issue with the Agent or staff member you have been dealing with. Should this does not resolve the issue, then please contact the office and ask to speak to one of our Directors.

Additionally, you can submit feedback in writing below or contact us on 0800 34 44 44.

Remember: You do not have to use our complaints and resolution procedure. You may make a complaint directly to the Real Estate Agents Authority at any time. You can make a complaint to the Real Estate Agents Authority even if you choose to also use our procedures.

The Real Estate Agents Authority
c/- PO Box 25-371
Wellington 6146
New Zealand

Phone 0800 for REAA or 0800 367 7322

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