Real Estate Agent

PHOTO: Real Estate Agent. FILE

According to the NZHerald  a man accused of deliberately falsifying a LIM report when selling his own home by deleting reference to major moisture defects is now a top Auckland real estate agent.

The man has been charged with knowingly using an altered document to defraud and could be jailed for up to 10 years if convicted of the crime.

Police say the altered LIM report was uploaded to the listing agency’s website and relied upon by the buyers, who paid nearly $1.2 million for the North Shore home in 2015.

They only learned it might be leaky when they went to sell it several years later and requested their own LIM from Auckland Council.