Without Prejudice Open Letter from the QRCC President |
On the 21st of May 2014 I was at the QRCC cleaning the front of the property when I was approached by Mr Bruce Maizey, Real Estate Agent for Richardson and Wrench. Mr Maizey advised me he had a cash buyer for our property and that the other property owners in Lotus Street were agreeable to sell their ones. That was a false statement - according to our neighbors no one appointed Mr Maizey to market their property!
I advised Mr Maizey that I had no authority to accept or discuss any offer and QRCC not interested in selling the property.
Mr Maizey then asked me again to sign an agency agreement. I told him that I have no rights to sign any legal documents and no contract or any other document was signed with Richardson and Wrench.
On the 22nd May I received my first telephone call at 6pm advising me that the QRCC was being advertised for sale on the internet. By 11pm I had received 9 telephone calls in regard to this advertisement, all callers were extremely upset with, as they believed, secretive selling the only Russian Independent Community Centre.
I instantly described the situation to all committee members and contacted by email the head office of R&W advising them that an employee of their agency has been marketing our property on the internet without our consent and we condemned the action, therefor, it has to be removed immediately from Internet. To date committee had no response and the photo of the property is still listed.
The following day we contacted the Real Estate Institute of Queensland advising them on what we should do and I was advised they would email me a form to lay an official complaint. Nothing arrived. Another email was sent and we still waiting for their official response.
As Mr Maizey advised in the beginning that he had a cash buyer for the properties, I told Mr Maizey that I had no authority to discuss any matters, but if he put it in writing I would pass that onto the legal owners and committee, who would involve other long standing members of the QRCC for discussion. Then we would call a general meeting of members if they felt the offer was genuine worth pursuing and would benefit QRCC monetary and will be enough to buy a better building.
On the 30th May I received a letter from Mr Maizey advising me that an offer was made on the property. I immediately contacted Mr Maizey advising him that he must remove the advertisement immediately and that no further action would be instigated in regard to his clients offer.
To this date no further contact between Mr Maizey and us has taken place.
The committee of QRCC still resolving the matter and we are taking this RE agency's misleading very seriously and still dealing with Queensland Real Estate Institute to take legal actions against Richardson and Wrench.
Wayne Tilly - president of QRCC