Monthly Archives: January 2012

Luxury River-Front Property For Sale – Flooded Only Once (Or Twice)

Posted on January 31, 2012 by | 7 Comments
OPINION by Tim O’Dwyer M.A., LL.B Solicitor Consumer Advocate watchdog@argonautlegal.com.au What do you do when a property you have contracted to sell is damaged (by flood, fire or whatever) before settlement?  What do you do if you are the buyer of that property?  These critical questions arose for more than a few sellers and buyers across Queensland during the State‚Äôs extensive flooding of December 2010 and January 2011. A year later, with Queenslanders currently remembering...

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Three Tales of Deceitful Real Estate Agents Successfully Sued

Posted on January 12, 2012 by | 17 Comments
OPINION by Tim O’Dwyer M.A., LL.B Solicitor Consumer Advocate watchdog@argonautlegal.com.au Real estate agents are rarely prosecuted or sued. Sure, we regularly hear about misbehaviour in the real estate industry and occasionally a real estate agent appears in court, but this is a rarity compared to the level of misbehaviour and misconduct encountered by consumers on a day to day basis. The reason for the low rate of court actions against real estate agents is the...

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