Negotiators are salespersons who are not given explicit recognition in the Act or Rules but are informally recognized by the Board as assistants engaged by estate agents in their practice of estate agency under their immediate direction and supervision. Hence, negotiators are not authorised to act independently of the estate agency firm and when in doubt members of the public are advised to check with the Board or the estate agency firm concerned. Negotiators can only work for one estate agent at any one time and on a full time basis only.