Convicted real estate agent’s appeal knocked down

A decision to cancel the license of a former Maroubra real estate agent has been upheld, disqualifying him from being involved in the direction, management or conduct of a real estate business until 2021.

Former director and secretary of licensed real estate agency NG Farah Pty Ltd, Glenn George Farah, had plead guilty in September 2011 to dealing in the proceeds of crime and was sentenced to one year and nine month’s imprisonment.

The Sydney District Court suspended his sentence, releasing him on a good behaviour bond for the period.

Farah challenged NSW Fair Trading’s licence cancellation and disqualification; however the initial decision has been upheld after an internal review, leaving him unable to be involved in real estate business until 9 September 2021 as previously decided.

“In light of his criminal conviction, Fair Trading directed Glenn Farah to show cause why his licence should not be cancelled,” Fair Trading commissioner Rod Stowe said.

“Licence holders are expected to operate in an honest and professional manner,” Stowe said.

 “The licensing system is designed to ensure a high level of financial integrity so that consumers face minimal risks and can be confident in their dealings with licensed agents and certificate holders.”

Jennifer Duke

Jennifer Duke

Jennifer Duke was a property writer at Property Observer

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