Llanera is one of Spain’s biggest developers and has recently started to market itself in the UK by sponsoring Charlton Athletic and the London Irish clubs.
I was recently surprised to read http://www.bluesunworld.com announcing itself as Llanera’s officially appointed agents in the UK. By chance, Blue Sun shares the same address as Llanera in Maidstone, Kent.
I suspected that Blue Sun World was, in fact, owned by Llanera – and a quick enquiry revealed that this was true.
The Blue Sun website promises that it would put buyer’s interests first and omits any mention of the fact that all the properties shown are owned by the same company that owns the Blue Sun ‘agency’.
Blue Sun World also proudly announces on its website that it is a founder member of the AIPP – the Association of International Property Professionals.
Not revealing a conflicting ownership would seem to immediately violate AIPP General Rules 1, 2, 3, and 4 as well as Sales Rule 1 – and so we have today sent an emailed complaint to the AIPP with a copy to Blue Sun.
We will now see if the AIPP has any teeth. I will keep forum members posted.