Mosman Park council has real estate signs in sights

Mosman Park council has real estate signs in sights

REAL estate agents leaving home open signs on verges are in the sights of Mosman Park council.

“Rangers will patrol, but we are only resourced for one ‘sweep’ a day,” chief executive Mark Goodlet said at last week’s council meeting.

A report said there had been “increasing proliferation” of the signs on verges and entrances to homes open for viewing by buyers.

A local law controls the signs to four no higher than 60cm and 0.8 sq m that direct buyers to an open house.

The signs can only be displayed during the hours the home is open, and cannot cause a hazard.

The report said real estate agents’ advice had “merit”, including limiting the number of signs and them having more information.

However, the advice cannot be used because there was no reference to it in the local law.

Councillors agreed to a review of the local law and to police those on council property that were unwanted.