In Belarus, a married couple was sentenced to imprisonment, who came up with an original way to make money in an apartment. The spouses with many children bought housing by taking a preferential loan, and since 2011 it has been “resold” four times, reports Onliner, citing data from the Prosecutor General’s Office.
A couple living in Kobrin (Brest region) bought a two-room apartment and decided to implement a fraudulent scheme to deceive citizens who also want to buy housing. The hostess looked for potential buyers, negotiated deals, took a deposit from the victims, gave the keys, but after a while she simply evicted them. At the same time, all this time, the apartment was pledged by the bank, that is, it was basically impossible to sell it.
The spouses spent the proceeds from the imaginary sale of housing on their own needs. Thus, they were able to “resell” the real estate four times, earning about 40 thousand Belarusian rubles (more than a million Russian rubles). The woman was sentenced to 3.5 years in a general regime colony for fraud, her husband received 2.5 years with a two-year suspension of execution.
Earlier, the Russians were named the ideal way to protect themselves from apartment fraudsters – a ban should be imposed on registration actions with their real estate in Rosreestr. After the ban is imposed, no one will be able to register an apartment purchase and sale transaction without the owner’s written consent to its completion.