Crackdown on Campbelltown car yards

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The minister at Campbelltown

 

Fair Trading Minister Stuart Ayres recently announced the results of the Campbelltown My Place program conducted between 10 and 14 February.

Mr Ayres said Fair Trading inspectors visited 11 motor vehicle dealers in the area and only four were found to be fully compliant with the Motor Dealers Act 1974.

“Seven $330 penalty infringement notices are being issued to four dealers, with one dealer receiving four of the fines,” he said.

“This is a disappointing rate of non-compliance and I urge local businesses to ensure they are aware of and complying with relevant laws.

“Failing to complete registers or warranty forms properly, failing to properly note listings on the Personal Property Security Register and selling vehicles without Roads and Maritime Services reports are all offences under motor dealers’ legislation.

“Fair Trading inspectors will return to non-compliant dealers in the near future to ensure deficiencies have been rectified.

“Another three dealers were issued with inspection reports for minor infringements such as incorrect details in forms and other paperwork.”

Mr Ayres said seven motor vehicle repairers were also inspected, with only one found non-compliant.

“A $330 penalty infringement notice was issued on the spot to a repairer whose employee was undertaking wheel alignment work he was not certified to carry out,” he said. “This is an offence under the Motor Vehicle Repairs Act 1980.

“Five real estate agents were also inspected. Four were compliant but one is now subject to further investigation after a number of serious breaches were detected.

“One travel agent was inspected and found to be fully compliant.”

Mr Ayres said more than 300 people attended Fair Trading information sessionson issues as varied as scam awareness, tenancy laws, strata schemes and incorporated associations during the Campbelltown program.

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