Backyard dealer fined after selling 63 vehicles without a licence (Ali Hadi)
A Queens Park man has been fined $3,000 by the Perth Magistrates Court for selling vehicles from his home without a licence.
Ali Hadi pleaded guilty on 27 July 2018 of breaching the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act and was also ordered to pay costs of $546. Between June 2016 and April 2018, Mr Hadi bought 66 motor vehicles and sold 63 vehicles, mostly via Gumtree.
Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard said this illegal activity was robbing car buyers of their rights.
“People who thumb their nose at the law by buying and selling vehicles as a business without getting a licence are a constant target for us as regulators of the industry,” Mr Hillyard said.
“The licensing system is there to protect consumers and ensure their rights to a warranty and other consumer guarantees are protected.
“We urge the community to report any unlicensed motor vehicle dealing so we can take action to stamp it out.”
Consumers can check whether a motor vehicle dealer is licensed by doing a search on the Consumer Protection website: www.consumerprotection.wa.gov.au. Unlicensed dealers can be reported by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 1300 30 40 54.
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