Council for Estate Agencies files charges against unregistered salesman

A man who positioned himself as a salesperson has been taken to task by the Council for Estate Agencies (CEA).

CEA has filed six charges against Tan Hock Khin, 41.

The charges against Tan include holding himself out as a salesperson without being registered with the council, and for impeding CEA inspectors from lawfully gathering evidence of the offences.

CEA’s allegations are that Tan was not registered as a salesperson with CEA but he had promoted himself as one to the public in his online advertisement.

Tan also allegedly carried out estate agency work without first getting a written agreement from a licensed estate agent for him to practise.

CEA added that Tan impeded its inspectors from lawfully carrying out their investigation during a field operation. Tan did not allow the inspectors from entering the premises and hindered their efforts to gather evidence of the offences.

Tan also provided false information during his interview with a CEA inspector.

CEA said Tan also neglected to provide the required information and documents despite receiving two written notices from CEA.

Source : Channel NewsAsia – 6 Sep 2012

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