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Unregistered estate agent pleads guilty to 3 charges, fined $21,000

Published on Dec 12, 2012 5:55 PM

A man who passed himself off as an estate agent was fined a total of $21,000 today after pleading guilty to three charges.

Lum Chap Heng, 59, could not pay the fines and will serve a default sentence of 84 days' jail.

Between June and July last year, he had represented himself as a registered salesperson. Since Jan 1 last year, anyone working as an estate agent has to be registered with the Council for Estate Agencies.