With approaches such as having a registry of real estate service advisors and preventing crimesthe Legislative Commission for Competitiveness and Economic Development analyzes a new state law that regulates the provision of real estate services.
Deputy Gabriela Cárdenas Rodríguez, president of the Commission, reported that they resumed the opinion that the last Legislature inherited, to which they will add elements discussed in review tables in which members of the sector participated.
“Basically, what this law seeks is to provide and protect consumerswho is going to rent a house or who wants to buy a house, let it be known that you are working with a professional real estate services advisor,” he explained.
Regard to people who work as real estate consultantsthe legislator of the Citizen Movement referred that they intend to recognize, certify and give guarantees to their work.
“We seek to have a virtual register where anyone can go in to check and know who is the person who is advising you, whether or not he is certified and be certain,” he said.
The proposal includes fines of one thousand 443 to 144 thousand 300 pesos to those who do not comply with the regulation or is held as an advisor without having the certification.
Cárdenas Rodríguez argued that the regulation is key to inhibit crimes such as identity theft or fraud that occur in the process of buying, selling or leasing real estate.
He added that according to data from the Mexican Association of Real Estate Professionals (AMPI), only During 2021, around 3,600 cases of real estate fraud were reported.
According to the scheduled calendar, after the non-working period in the state Congress, At the end of April, the opinion will be presented for review among the members of the Commission and the issue would come to a vote in the plenary session next May..
The bill contemplates that real estate consultants have a license issued by the Secretary of Economic Development of the State certifying that you meet the requirements to provide the service. It will prepare a single register with names, addresses and telephone numbers of the service providers.