Thursday, 25 March 2010

Commerce Commission Website - Real estate agent’s appeal upheld because of new Act

Commerce Commission Website - Real estate agent’s appeal upheld because of new Act
I am not sure I agree with the lenient approach taken by the judge. It is a change for me to support a tougher approach, but if on one hand the court allowed the appeal against the District Court acquittal, but then emasculated the result, it makes nonsense of the intention of Parliament to toughen up real estate agents conduct rules. I think Justice Harrison is doing so for the best of motives-he always has a humane approach, which I applaud. Perhaps this agent was unlucky in being the first and overlapping the change in law. But, he did engage in misleading and deceptive conduct. Should he still be an agent? I think not.

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