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Vj-57_74_75_2014

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Case number:

Vj/57/2014
Vj/74/2014
Vj/75/2014

Type of case:

Restrictive agreement

Undertaking(s) concerned:

  • Belvárosi Irodák Béta Ingatlanközvetítő Kft.
  • Biggeorge Holding Kft.
  • BXI Ingatlanközvetítő Kft.
  • Duna House Franchise Szolgáltató Kft.
  • Duna House Holding Nyrt.
  • HC Központ Pénzügyi Közvetítő Kft.
  • HITELCENTRUM Szolgáltató Kft.
  • HOME MANAGEMENT Ingatlanforgalmazó és Szolgáltató Kft.
  • OC & Co. Hegyvidék Ingatlanközvetítő Kft.
  • Otthon Centrum Franchising Tanácsadó Kft.
  • Otthon Centrum Holding Kft
  • Otthon Centrum Solutions Kft.
  • REIF 2000 Ingatlanforgalmazó és Tanácsadó Kft.

Short description

The parties concerted their pricing policies, determined the minimum amount and percentage of the commission payable on the seller side and the amount of discount to be granted under cross-selling cooperation, and exchanged confidential business information in the framework of their cross-selling cooperation, e. g. data on some of the sales processes and the stock of commissions between April 2013 and June 2014.

Decision:

The GVH stated that the contracts concluded between the parties and the members of their network of real estate agents, either through the stipulation of prohibitions or the application of sanctions, had hindered the free determination of prices by the franchisees and prohibited the acceptance of commissions on the territory of other franchisees. The GVH invited the undertakings to indicate whether they were interested in engaging in a settlement procedure. The undertakings presented their settlement submissions, in which, among other things, they voluntarily admitted the infringement; therefore the GVH reduced the fine imposed by 30%.

Date:

10 January 2017

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