24/05/2022 - 15:52

Yap secures restraint over client 'vendetta'

24/05/2022 - 15:52

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Prominent western suburbs real estate agent Vivien Yap has won her legal bid for a permanent injunction restraining a former Mount Claremont client considered to have a vendetta against her.

Yap secures restraint over client 'vendetta'
Ms Yap claimed Mr Matic's threats amounted to defamation and threats to endanger her economic interests and her safety.

Prominent western suburbs real estate agent Vivien Yap has won her legal bid for a permanent injunction restraining a former Mount Claremont client considered to have the flavour of a vendetta against her.

Ms Yap and Ray White Dalkeith mounted the legal action against client Sandi Matic back in February, seeking an injunction preventing him from attending her home opens and requesting an urgent hearing of the matter.

The pair crossed paths in June 2021, when Mr Matic and his wife engaged her to carry out a market appraisal on their Mount Claremont home which ultimately led to its sale six months later.

But Mr Matic was dissatisfied with Ms Yap’s conduct, believing the home was sold for less than its actual value, sharing plans to disrupt her business and advertise his grievances with a national relationship manager at the company.

In the process of voicing his discontent, Ms Yap claimed Mr Matic's threats amounted to defamation and threats to endanger her economic interests and her safety.

In a determination handed down late yesterday, Justice Marcus Solomon agreed an injunction should be granted preventing Mr Matic from attending her home opens and erecting signage threatening economic, reputational or physical harm to both parties.

In making the judgment, Justice Solomon said Mr Matic arguably had the flavour of a “vendetta” against Ms Yap and Ray White Dalkeith, such that in the absence of a court order, the alleged threats may be repeated or fulfilled.

But he said he did not find to the requisite standard that Mr Matic breached the original order, adjourning Ms Yap’s contempt application.

Mr Matic has also been ordered to pay the costs of the March hearing within the next fortnight.

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