Inquiry into real estate firm Framptons

UPDATE 9:30am JULY 12

 

The Alice Springs News Online has learned that clients of the Frampton New Homes scheme, which operated between 2008 and 2010, have been asked to make themselves available for the inquiry.

 

We also understand that Randal Carey (pictured), the scheme’s builder, will be appearing. He is serving a three year gaol sentence (to be suspended after one year) for what Justice Jenny Blokland described as a “a serious deliberate course of deceptive conduct” in the course of the scheme.

 

The Agents Licensing Board will neither confirm nor deny the accuracy of this information, saying: “The agency will not comment on the list of people to give evidence at this hearing. The list may be made available at the venue on the day of the hearing.”

 

Framptons principal Andrew Doyle did not respond to our offer of right of reply.

 

 

By ERWIN CHLANDA

 

The Agents Licensing Board is conducting an inquiry into an alleged breach of the Agents Licensing Act by First National Real Estate Framptons.

 

Karen Avery, Senior Director Licensing, Department of Business, says the board is conducting the inquiry “in its own right” and the alleged breach relates to the section which states: “A licensed agent who … publishes, or causes to be published an advertisement or other statement that is false, misleading or likely to deceive a person … is guilty of a breach of the rules of conduct for agents.”

 

Ms Avery says the inquiry is set down for September 11 and 12 at the Family Law Court, Centrepoint Building, Hartley Street, Alice Springs.

 

“The Act provides for this inquiry to be open to the public, unless the board determines that the inquiry is to be closed to the public,” she says.

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