Estate agent gets support for ‘stealth tax’ opposition
Last week Broadlands managing director Roger Trower said that he would not be paying new fees levied by the commission under anti-money-laundering rules.
And he says that since he went public, he has had support from Islanders everywhere he has gone.
The JFSC want fees of £400 plus £100 per employee under anti-money-laundering rules. Mr Trower and several other firms are refusing to pay – saying that no one is laundering money through buying Jersey property, and that in any case, all transactions have to go through court and a comprehensive legal checking process.