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Real estate agents under the spotlight for misconduct

August 12, 2018 4:57 am

The misconduct of real estate agents have come under the spotlight once again with the Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission highlighting a range of issues.

Commission Chief Executive, Joel Abraham, says the public have voiced their concerns regarding property rentals.

Abraham says many concerns raised involved substantial sums of money.

He adds FCCC has received a significant number of complaints over the years.

Hence, the Commission is going to work with the Real Estate Licensing Board to strengthen the monitoring of agents.

“At this stage it is in its infancy stage, we have had some issues being brought to us where people have not formally lodged complaints but have alerted us on some issues on how some agents are conducting themselves of course that is not acceptable. Let this be a warning to all the real estate agents that you are not to engage in any conduct which seeks to misrepresent somebody, give false information or any conduct that is deceptive in manner because these are direct breaches of the FCCC Act 2010.”

Abraham says the partnership will also work towards maintaining a fair and competitive market.