Senler Pty Ltd - Court action

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23 August 2010
Court actions

Campbellfield motor car wrecker Senler Pty Ltd has been convicted of illegally selling cars and fined $5000.

The company pleaded guilty in Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on 4 August to 10 counts of breaching the Motor Car Traders Act 1986. The charges followed a Consumer Affairs Victoria investigation.

Senler Pty Ltd admitted to five counts of breaching its licence conditions, which only allow it to trade in motor cars to other licensed motor car traders by offering to sell five cars through online car websites to the general public.

It also failed to inform potential buyers that it was a licensed motor car trader (LMCT) when advertising the cars. Senler Pty Ltd was ordered to pay $1500 in court costs.

The company had its licence suspended in March by notice from the Director of Consumer Affairs Victoria. 

In September 2008, Senler Pty Ltd and its director were also convicted in Melbourne Magsitrates’ Court of 72 charges which related to the same offences. They were both ordered to pay fines of $3900 and costs of $1100.