Consumer Affairs Victoria is taking action against the director of a Port Melbourne estate agency.
Joshua Allison, 41, of Port Melbourne, is the sole director and officer in effective control of Josh Allison Enterprises Pty Ltd (ACN: 168 306 312). He has operated as an estate agent and agent’s representative under the auspices of the company.
Our Director suspended the licences of Mr Allison and his company in February, under the Australian Consumer Law and Fair Trading Act 2012, after being alerted that Victoria Police had charged Mr Allison with criminal offences.
We are taking further action at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) against Mr Allison and his company under the Estate Agents Act 1980 and related regulations, alleging Mr Allison:
- has engaged in conduct that is unprofessional and detrimental to the reputation or interests of the estate agent industry
- is not of good character, and not a fit and proper person to hold an estate agent’s licence.
Mr Allison appeared at a Directions hearing on 16 May. The matter has been adjourned, pending the outcome of the criminal proceedings he is facing.