A couple who spent nearly $1 million on a Hawthorne property are suing the real estate agents and vendor, claiming that the property was advertised falsely and alleging misleading conduct by the real estate agent.
Malcolm and Samantha Stevenson have taken agency Bekdon Richards and vendor Tony Burchill to court, claiming losses and damages of over $178,000 after purchasing a two bedroom Victorian-style home in February 2014. In a statement of claim lodged last month with the Federal Circuit Court, the couple, who paid $960,000 for the Linda Crescent house, alleged the agency’s ads represented the land size as 490 square metres.
However, the true block size is 431 square metres, according to court documents. “If, before entering into the contract of sale, the applicants had known that the true land size area of the property was 431 square metres, the applicants would not have entered into the contract of sale,” court documents said.
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