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OFT bans two East London estate agents

The Office of Fair Trading has banned two East London estate agents from trading after they were convicted of a string of serious violent offences.

Ambreen Gul, from Ilford-based Skylord Properties and Mukshud Ali, from Ashburton Estates have been banned by the OFT following several convictions including false imprisonment, grievous bodily harm, a firearms offence and theft.

Gul was sentenced to ten years imprisonment and Ali to 7 years 9 months detention after the trial at Southwark Crown Court last June.

Mike Haley, director of consumer protection at the OFT, says: “We will not allow estate agents who commit serious offences of violence and dishonesty to continue trading.

“It is crucial that consumers have confidence when they use estate agency services and we will act robustly to protect their interests and safety.”

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