x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

Abu Dhabi estate agent pocketed tenants rent money, court hears

Real estate broker rented out properties and pocketed the cash without informing the companies that owned them.

ABU DHABI // An estate agent rented out properties and pocketed the proceeds without telling her company, a court heard this week.

One customer paid SW, a Palestinian, Dh90,000 to rent a property and a further Dh5,000 as a damage deposit, but when a year later he approached the real estate company to renew his contract he was told he was not registered as a tenant.

When the company confronted the agent she wrote a cheque for the same amount as compensation, but it bounced.

She was not present at the Criminal Court hearing, and the case was adjourned.

 

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