Bill to regulate property dealers passed in Haryana House

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Chandigarh, Sep 2 (UNI) The Haryana Vidhan Sabha today passed five bills, inluding one seeking to regulate the property dealers in the state and another to provide for two cars to the state ministers.

The Haryana Regulation of Property Dealers and Consultants Bill, presented by Minister of State for Revenue Savitri Jindal, seeks to regulate the functioning of property dealers, property consultants and estate agents in order to protect the interests of persons using their services.

After enforcement of this Act, without obtaining a licence, no property dealer could enter into transaction of sale, purchase, exchange between the buyer and seller, landlord and tenant in respect of the immovable property with anybody in any manner.

The property dealer should apply to the collector for the grant or renewal of a licence in the prescribed form.

As per the bill, any dispute arising between the property dealer and any of the parties to the deal under this Act would be decided by the collector on an application made by the aggrieved person.

According to other provisions of the bill, any person who contravenes any provisions of this Act or any rule would be punishable on first conviction with imprisonment and with fine which may be extended to Rs 50,000 in the first conviction and from Rs one lakh to Rs 1.50 lakh in the event of second and subsequent conviction.

The Haryana Salaries and Allowances of Ministers (Second Amendment) Bill, 2008, presented by Haryana Agriculture Minister Harmohinder Singh Chatha, seeks to provide two cars to the ministers ''keeping in view exigencies of work.'' MORE UNI MA MMS2044

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