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OFT bans Scottish estate agent

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

It says that Roderick Yule, an estate agent from Fife, has committed offences involving fraud or other dishonesty as referred to in section 3(1)(a)(i) of the Estate Agents Act 1979.

OFT head of consumer protection Mike Haley says: “When choosing an agent, consumers need to know that they are honest and trustworthy and this case shows that the OFT will take action to prevent those that it considers unfit from continuing to work in the industry.”

Yule has until 19 May 2008 to appeal.

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