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Three bogus real estate agents prosecuted by Police Force

August 30, 2018 4:47 am

The Fiji Police Force has prosecuted three bogus real estate agents so far.

This has been revealed by Criminal Investigation Departments Superintendent of Police, Shailesh Kumar during the Real Estate Conference for Agents and Sales Person in Pacific Harbor today.

Kumar confirms the force has received eighteen complaints in relation to bogus real estate agents since 2012.

“So far we have taken three cases to court and the cases are still pending in court. The offenses were mostly they were operating with real estate agents license and they have obtained financial advantages from their clients.”

Meanwhile, Minister for Industry and Trade Faiyaz Koya says with the Government allocating grants for first home owners, the role of real estate agents and sales persons becomes more important as people will seek their advice for the purchase and sale of their homes.

“It is your duty as real estate agents to work within the ambits of the law and ensure that your industry and clean of unscrupulous dealers.”

There are currently eighty-four registered real estate agents and more than two hundred sales persons in the country.