Showing posts with label agent. Show all posts
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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Lagos advises residents against patronising unregistered estate agents

There are many unscrupulous estate agents in Lagos.
The Lagos State Government on Thursday urged residents to desist from patronising unregistered estate agents while looking for decent accommodation.
Jimoh Ajao, the Special Adviser on Housing to Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, told newsmen that such agents could run away with their money.
Mr. Ajao also urged residents to patronise only estate agents that registered with the Lagos State Real Estate Transaction Department (LASRETRAD). He advised agents and property service providers to register with the department in compliance with the stipulated laws.
The governor’s aide said that the agency was set up to check activities of unscrupulous estate agents who had bastardised the noble profession. He said that the major concern of the state government was the need to provide affordable housing for the increasing population.
“This informed the various strategic steps taken by the government to check activities of quacks in the real estate sector of the state,” he said.
Mr. Ajao said that the agency would enhance the state’s position as an investment destination and further create a sustainable climate for doing business.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Lagos flags-off certification of house agents

AS section of its decision to wash up the rot in the estate organization area, the Lagos State through its True House Purchase Regulatory Power, a week ago revealed that it had started issuance of validation permits to customers of Lagos State part of House Rent and Commission Agents Association of Nigeria (ERCAAN).

The shift came almost a year following the team began procedures to checkmate the activities of some estate brokers who often gather income from simple customers beneath the guise of having accommodation for them.

  Talking at the unveiling of a taskforce group and one year anniversary of the ERCAAN professionals, the agency's Assistant Common Manager and Mind, Control Tracking and Administration, Mrs. Linda Patunola-Ajayi, disclosed that the organization has already began supplying permits to brokers even while it would soon start enforcement.

Patunola-Ajayi further stated that ministries and agencies in Lagos had recently been given directives never to patronize unregistered brokers putting that the human body would start enforcing the laws with special help from enforcement officers drafted to the agency.

According to her, high property demand in their state has created the field vunerable to punishment by people who take part in a number of un-salutary practices to the detriment of the citizens.

  A source hinted that the enforcement group would move into the area in September.

Earlier in the day, Chairman of ECRAAN Lagos section, Mr. Godwin Alenkne, said the association is a key supporter for regulation of the real estate profession in Lagos State even while the association had received the highest amount of forms.

Alenkne also referred to as on the Lagos state organization to speed up the process of certification to ensure that enforcement can start immediately. 

He explained that the create of the taskforce was to spot fake real estate brokers and enforce standards.

He explained, “For people discipline must begin within and our customers must attain the highest level of discipline before the typical public. The marshals are to coordinate and pronounce our signal of perform as within the structure of the association at all times&rdquo ;.

 According to Alenkhe, ERCAAN customers across their state have initiated subscription in 42 areas in 52 Local Council Growth Region and happen to be obtaining LASRETRAD subscription forms.

The procedure of pinpointing people suitable to be licensed as estate brokers involves creating a repository that may metamorphose in to a special House Representative identification quantity (EAIN) in the State.

The Database Administration may ultimately result in issuance of permits to apply as House Agents in the State through an automation process.

A compendium of principles and regulations has been created to guide the practice of True House in Lagos State, while preliminary information regarding practicing estate brokers, licensees and different applicable companies can be tested on the Office internet website which is start soon.