In the matter of THE MOTOR DEALER ACT R.S.B.C. 1996 C.316 and THE SALESPERSON LICENSING REGULATION B.C. Reg. 241/2004
ROYAL AUTO SALE LTD.
Royal Auto Sale Ltd. (“Royal”) applied to be registered as a motor dealer. The declared principal of Royal was Samander Jooya.
The VSA staff were concerned about this application for two main reasons:
Samander Jooya is the father of Jaweed Jooya the owner of Crown Autobody & Auto Sales Ltd. whose registration as a motor dealer was canceled in September 2009 and who has an outstanding and unsatisfied compliance order and administrative penalty.
The proposed management of Royal.
The Registrar noted the close relationships between various companies including Royal, Crown Autobody, and between these companies and Samander Jooya and Jaweed Jooya. The Registrar found these close relationships indicated Royal was simply an attempt to reform a motor dealership without taking on the liabilities imposed on Crown Autobody in the compliance order and administrative penalty.
The Registrar found Samander Jooya had operated as a motor dealer while not registered. This is an offence under the Motor Dealer Act.
The Registrar found Samander Jooya purposively did not disclose his operating as SJ AutoSales on Royal’s application for registration as a motor dealer. The Registrar expressed concern about what other facts Samander Jooya would withhold in the future.
The Registrar refused to register Royal as a motor dealer.