256. Excluded activities.

256.     Excluded activities.

The statutory regulation of estate agents1 does not apply to things done:


    (1)     in the course of his profession by a practising solicitor2 or a person employed3 by him4;


    (2)     in the course of credit brokerage5;


    (3)     in the course of carrying out any survey or valuation pursuant to a contract which is distinct from that under which estate agency work6 is done7;


    (4)     in connection with specified planning matters8,

or to things done by any person:


    (a)     pursuant to instructions received by him in the course of his employment in relation to an interest