S. 16(1) amended by Nos 7272 s. 5(a), 9554 s. 2(2)(Sch. 2 item 288).
(1) Any person who sells any land in contravention of the provisions of this Act shall be guilty of an offence against this Act and where no other penalty is expressly provided be liable to a penalty of not more than 10 penalty units.
S. 16(2) amended by No. 7272 s. 5(b), repealed by No. 103/2004 s. 68.
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S. 16(3) repealed by No. 103/2004 s. 68.
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S. 16(4) inserted by No. 7272 s. 5(c), amended by No. 68/2009 s. 97(Sch. item 107).
(4) Notwithstanding anything in this section it shall be a defence to a prosecution under this section if the accused satisfies the court—
(a) that at the time of the alleged
contravention of the provisions of this Act—
S. 16(4)(a)(i) amended by No. 9428 s. 3(1).
(i) he was a licensed estate agent within the meaning of the Estate Agents Act 1980 ; and
(ii) he had acted only as agent for the vendor in connexion with the sale; and
(b) that he had acted honestly and reasonably and ought fairly to be excused in all the circumstances of the case.
No. 3933 s. 47.