For a couple of years ago was sold Hemnet for around two billion kronor, of which roughly half a billion Swedish shareholder Fastighetsmäklarförbundet, FMF. So far a toppenaffär. But quite soon realised the smaller members, individual brokers in the previous non-profit association, that they have been hoodwinked by the board of directors.
and sitting in some cases are still, representatives of several mäklarbjässar as Seines and Erik Olsson, who is chairman of the board. They could reportedly pick out tens of millions to their companies, in Erik Olsson's case, indirectly to himself, because he owns the brokerage firm of the same name, while the small individual agents, often employed in the large broker companies, just not given anything.
the Broker Jan Hägglund was one such individual member (he is no longer) who was led astray by the board of directors. He is upset over how the board is blown members and themselves at the same time, become rocky. He thought of course that the money should have stayed in the FMF, but when that did not happen, the money should have been distributed equitably to the members.
Around half a million, I would have had, " says Jan Hägglund.
A group of less members managed to eventually get through the appointment of an independent auditor's review report via the Swedish companies registration office – something that the law gives the right to the. Now, the report is ready. The TT read, and directs sharp criticism against the board's action: violation of the law and the statutes, and a board of directors who misled their members, is the conclusion.
change the statutes on a number of occasions, in several cases, by violating both statutes, and laws, and without informing the members about its purpose, the big broker companies over the right to future profits in the smaller members ' expense.
the Minutes show that the board already 2013 had understood that Hemnet would be worth large sums of money, the information that never came to the members.
on the Contrary, warned the board members of the likely future expenditure on Hemnet, which many members of the practice dropped out and transferred their vinstanspråk on their employers, the large broker companies.
"Against this background, it would seem, therefore, to the particular reviewer who obviously unjustifiable to implement reforms in practice led to a few large brokerage firm received approximately 42 percent of the overall vote and the stakes (that is to say, the right to approximately 42% of any dividends), at their employees 'expense", writes granskningsmannen.
up on the FMF's voice later in april.
Now, prepare the small members according to the task to the TT in any kind of economic process against the board of directors, ultimately, a subpoena, something that the review report clearly opens the door for.
"According to the specific reviewer's opinion, this would give rise to liability to pay damages exists, or has existed for the FMF's board of directors and also for the FMF's president insofar as the president and ceo contributed to these infringements," writes the Swedish companies registration office's special reviewers of the report.
"I really want this tested," says broker Jan Hägglund.
the TT has searched Erik Olsson without success. In the review report responds to the board of directors highly critical of the examiner's report. They argue, among other things, that the reviewer has gone beyond "the narrow granskningstema of the work". The current ceo Jenny Stenberg writes on FMF's site to granskningsmannen seems to have acted as the agent of the dissatisfied minority.
"the Allegation that the FMF should have ”encouraged” members to resign from the association, is incorrect," writes the board.