The DGCCRF notes a “high” rate of anomalies among real estate professionals
Real estate professionals must register their activity within the framework of the Hoguet law, dating from 1970, and the decree of January 10, 2017 amended on January 26, 2022, relating to consumer information. It is in particular to monitor compliance with this latter text that the Directorate General for Competition, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Prevention (DGCCRF) conducted a new survey of practices in the field. No less than 1,006 establishments were subject to inspections, for a telling result: an anomaly rate of 62.5%, and numerous sanctions (760 warnings, 861 injunctions, 70 intentions of administrative reports, 51 intentions of penal reports). This work was carried out in 2020, but its results have just been published on December 8, 2022 by the public body.
The high level of the rate of anomalies must however be qualified, the DGCCRF having focused in particular, to carry out its investigation, on entities having
as explained in a press release.