Unlicensed agent alert: warning for South Australians

Unlicensed agent alert: warning for South Australians
Unlicensed agent alert: warning for South Australians

South Australians who are hoping to buy or sell property have been warned against dealing with unlicensed agent Shane Snellgrove.

According to South Australian Commissioner for Consumer Affairs Dini Soulio, Snellgrove's registration was cancelled in September last year and he is no longer licensed as a land agent.

“Mr Snellgrove is ineligible to be licensed because he was recently declared bankrupt  by order of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia," said Soulio.

He urges consumers who have outstanding dealings with Snellgrove as a land agent to contact Consumer and Business Services (CBS).

“CBS has identified that despite warnings, Mr Snellgrove has continued to operate as a land agent unlicensed and has advertised properties on his website shanesnellgrove.com.au.

“CBS is investigating the conduct of Mr Snellgrove, and speaking to witnesses.  The maximum penalty for acting as a real estate agent while unlicensed is $20,000.

“I would warn consumers not to engage Mr Snellgrove as there is a risk that if they suffer detriment, they may not be afforded the protections provided by the Land Agents Act.

 

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