Commission stands ready to help govt

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THE Constitutional and Law Reform Commission (CLRC) stands ready to assist the Government address real estate and housing issues as far as legislative and policy reforms go to suit the changing industry dynamics.
Secretary Dr Mange Matui said this following the completion of a study in the form of a discussion paper that focused on identifying loopholes in the real estate industry and especially the housing issues in the country.
“We fully understand that the concerns raised by the country on real estate and housing are not only important but also genuine and the Government through CLRC is responsive to these concerns as far as the need for policy and legislative reforms are concerned,” he said.
Matui said the findings of the discussion paper would advise CLRC on whether there was sufficient evidence to request a term of reference from the Minister for Justice and Attorney-General Davis Steven in directing CLRC to undertake a full study or review the real estate industry this year.
He said the commission’s endorsement would be sought as well.
Matui added that the discussion paper was commissioned by CLRC to assess the status of the real estate industry and identify key issues in response to the growing concern on the lack of proper regulation.

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