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While the wheels of court action slowly began to turn, there was another surprising development. An anonymous informant tipped off the Real Estate Authority – the governing body of all agents – about the Edgecumbe St case.
Jean Warburton never actually complained to the REA, and indeed, still hasn’t. “Somebody else did, and they won’t tell me who it is,” she says. “I’ve done everything to find out who it was and they will not tell me.”
But the tip-off was enough for the REA to assign senior investigator Wayne Radovich to look into the sale to see if any of the agents involved had breached their professional standards.
What seems to have particularly spiked Radovich’s interest is a further conversation with the anonymous tipster, who claimed Gibson and the building inspector, Bankier, were old mates, and had colluded to produce a dodgy report to get the house sold.
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