Real Estate Agents Licensing Board has received 3 complaints this year about agents that did not abide by the Real Estate Agents Act 2006.
Board Chairman Dr Abdul Hassan says that the complaints received are about agents who are engaging employees who are not registered as a salesperson with the Real Estate Agents Licensing Board.
He says these employees are not allowed to carry out listing of properties and undertake field visits to meet the prospective vendors or inspect the properties under section 41 of the Real Estate Agents Act 2006.
Hassan says the issue had to be addressed immediately.
He says Under Section 41 of Real Estate Agents Act 2006, A person who is a licensed real estate agent, engages or employs as a salesperson in his or her business as a real estate agent any person in respect of whom a certificate of approval issued under section 42 is not then in force.
Dr Hassan says the agents who are involved should cease with such practice and follow the rules and regulations.
He says that currently they do not have any penalty for agents that not abide by the Act but they are looking at ways in which they can penalise agents as this issue is now a common occurance.