Guide To Relieve Real Estate "Stress & Heartache"

Posted on May 1, 2007 by | 0 Comments

&Tim O'Dwyer M.B., LL.Bby Tim O’Dwyer M.A., LL.B Queensland Solicitor & Consumer Advocate watchdog@argonautlegal.com.au

Think you might, sooner or later, want to buy or sell some Sunshine State property? Some plain-English guidance on pitfalls to be avoided and how to make informed real estate decisions may now be available – whether you are a Queenslander or not. The Queensland government has produced Real Estate Realities, a 74-page guide aimed at saving real estate consumers “money, stress and heartache.” On its release the Fair Trading Minister said this was “the key to making smart decisions about property in Queensland”, and would be “invaluable” for anyone buying, selling or investing.

While the Minister claimed the guide reflected the Beattie government’s commitment to consumer education and protection, The Courier Mail reported what may have been closer to the truth: that the government hoped also to “give the market a shot in the arm plus reduce paperwork for the Office of Fair Trading.”


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