Penalties for door-to-door sellers a step closer.
Any door-to-door seller that ignores a “Do Not Knock” sticker will face a fine of up to $30,000 under law changes before parliament.
The changes are included in the Fair Trading Amendment Bill. Submissions on the bill were heard this month by parliament’s Economic Development, Science and Innovation Committee.
We also recommended amending the bill to make it clear door-to-door sellers must leave a property if requested by any person at the residence with whom they’ve attempted to negotiate a sale.
As well as fining sellers that ignore the stickers, the courts will be able to make other orders, including cancelling a sales agreement and requiring the door-to-door seller to pay compensation to the consumer.
The committee is due to report back to parliament on the bill on 12 August 2020.
If you don’t want door-to-door sellers calling, find out how to get a Do Not Knock sticker.