Those who want to find out whether a real estate agent has a certificate of authorization can make inquiries through the Real Estate Trade Information System, and notify businesses operating without a certificate. According to the decision taken by the Treasury and Finance Ministry's Financial Crimes Investigation Board on February 18, the notices will now be forwarded to the Ministry of Trade as well as the Ministry of Treasury and Finance. Thus, real estate activities without authorization will be monitored by the Financial Branch within the scope of money laundering, tax evasion and financing of terrorism.
Search your real estate agent
Stating that improvements in the Real Estate Trade Information System are continuing, Hakan Akdoğan, President of the All Entrepreneurial Real Estate Consultants Association (TÜGEM) said, “How will the citizen know if he has an authorization certificate? That's what is set up for Ttbs.gtb.gov.tr The authorization certificates of real estate businesses can be inquired through the information system available at www.sony.net Again, through this system, citizens can file a complaint. In addition, a notification line system was put into use in order to report real or legal persons engaged in real estate business without authorization. Consumers and licensed real estate businesses can make a notification using this system, ”he said.
'Tax evasion, money laundering, terrorism'
Informing about the new decision, Akdoğan said, “According to the decision of the Ministry of Treasury and Finance's Financial Crimes Investigation Board on February 18, the Ministry of Commerce and real estate activities without authorization were followed by the Financial Branch within the scope of money laundering, tax evasion and terrorism financing. will be. This decision shows the seriousness of the incident. Our advice to consumers is not to work with real estate businesses that do not have a license. Because businesses with authorization certificates have obligations to consumers and the Ministry. You may experience very serious problems as the others do not, ”he said.
We warn portals
Stating that they will demand sanctions against their portals that allow membership and entry of advertisements despite the lack of a certificate of authorization, Akdoğan said, “We want businesses that do not have the authorization certificate stated by our Minister and stated in the regulation to not be able to post. However, we will struggle with all our power to impose sanctions on portals that allow different advertisements and even memberships on this issue, ”he said.