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Office of Fair Trading bans Birmingham estate agent

The Office of Fair Trading has made a prohibition order against a Birmingham estate agent banning him from estate agency work.

Shazad Jahan, a partner of ‘Saints Estates & Mortgages’ in Kemp Road, Birmingham, has been convicted of offences involving fraud or other dishonesty as referred to in the Estate Agents Act, and therefore considered by the OFT to be unfit to carry out estate agency work.

OFT Director of Consumer Protection Mike Haley says: “‘This case demonstrates that the OFT will take the strongest possible action to protect consumers and will ban estate agents who are unfit to continue working in the industry.”

Jahan has until 22 February 2008 to appeal.

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