EMH underfire over land in Harare
EMH had signed an agreement with New Century Production to service the land and be given stands only after obtaining a compliance certificate. However, reports reveal that EMH sold stands without the necessary documentation, leading to complaints from several homeseekers.
EMH taken to the over Harare South stands
Disgruntled homeseekers, who had already paid for their stands, discovered that EMH had no proper documentation for selling the land. A director from New Century Production confirmed receiving several reports from defrauded homeseekers and urged them to report the matter to the police.
The director explained that they had engaged EMH to develop and service the land but had only heard about the company’s unauthorized sale of stands.
Courage Mateta, a homeseeker, dragged EMH to court last year after it allegedly defrauded him of US$3,000 paid for the attainment of a residential stand. Mateta’s case highlights the fraudulent practices of EMH and the potential harm to homeseekers who have invested their hard-earned money.
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The director from New Century Production called for all victims to report their losses to the police instead of making complaints to them. Holding EMH accountable for their actions and protecting the public from falling prey to fraudulent practices is essential.
The sale of land and housing is a critical aspect of economic development, and ensuring that it is done lawfully and ethically is crucial to maintaining trust in the property development sector.
It is crucial for property development companies to obtain proper documentation and comply with regulations to prevent unsuspecting homeseekers from being defrauded. Land ownership is an essential aspect of personal and communal identity, and ensuring that it is obtained legally and ethically is crucial.