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‘Bullying’ real estate agent who sent a threatening letter to a tenant declared unfit to practice

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Christos Raptis denied license to run property business in NT after complaints

Northern Territory authorities have declared a real estate agent unfit to practice after discovering he wrote to a tenant in what could be read as a “threat of intimidation”.

Christos Raptis was denied a license by the NT Agents Licensing Board following two separate complaints about his conduct first made in 2023.

The board also noted that Mr Raptis, a director of Adelaide-based Raptis Real Estate, was already running a property management business in the NT despite not having the legally required licence.

In its findings, the board said that while Raptis could not have had malicious intent, he was “so incompetent” that he “basically appeared unable to complete forms,” ​​it reports. New Testament News.

Regarding the second complaint, it said: “Mr. Raptis had created a hostile and stressful environment for (the complainant) as a tenant, specifically citing having experienced harassment, victimization, deception, threats of legal action, intimidation and discrimination,” it reads. .

Christos Raptis denied license to run property business in NT after complaints

The NT Agents Licensing Board was scathing in its conclusions.

“Overall, the board has concluded that Mr Raptis has been running a real estate agency business (mainly property management) in the NT when he did not know enough about NT law and practice to carry out the work.” competently and was so incompetent with respect to fundamental issues relating to property management that he should not have been licensed at the time,” the decision reads.

‘The board accepts that Mr Raptis is likely to be much more aware of certain aspects of NT law arising from the processing of complaints made against him.

‘However, there are many other areas of NT law and practice that differ from those in other parts of Australia.

‘The board does not consider it practical to grant a license subject to conditions that Mr Raptis somehow acquires the relevant knowledge or hires people capable of dealing with NT issues.

“Aside from the conduct issues, the board is particularly concerned that Mr. Raptis ran a business knowing that it did not comply with the fundamental provision of the law: the need for a license.”

The NT Licensing Board was scathing in saying that it appeared that Raptis could not

The NT Licensing Board was scathing in saying Raptis appeared to be unable to “fill in forms”.

The board said his conduct was “improper and unacceptable for a real estate agent” and denied him his license.

On Mr Raptis’ property business page there are property listings mainly in Adelaide, but also some in the NT, Victoria and NSW.

‘The real estate sector is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. That’s why we love it, because money never sleeps,” the website states.

“Our company attracts a certain type of clientele, as do certain fashion brands, motorsports and, you guessed it, real estate.”

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Raptis for comment.

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