Don’t Mention The Floods!

Posted on May 3, 2007 by | 0 Comments

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

Remember the scene in the Fawlty Towers television series where hotel proprietor Basil Fawlty warns about a party of German guests? Fawlty’s first rule is: “Don’t mention the war.” He then confesses, “I did once, but I think I got away with it.”

“Don’t mention the floods” is the first rule of real estate any place where rivers and creeks occasionally overflow people’s homes. That includes many parts of Australia where the rule is rarely infringed. And agents get away with it.

Recently Australian Property Investor Magazine and the Gold Coast Bulletin each ran a series of articles of mine about flooding and real estate. Here is the Reader’s Digest Condensed Version…


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