Author Archives for Peter Mericka

About Peter Mericka

Peter Mericka B.A., LL.B is a Melbourne based property lawyer and real estate consumer advocate, whose law firm Lawyers Conveyancing has been leading the real estate and conveyancing industry in online conveyancing services for the past two decades.

Beware Of Property Fraudsters

April 28, 2007 1:13 pm Published by Leave your thoughts by Tim O’Dwyer M.A., LL.B Queensland Solicitor & Consumer Advocate watchdog@argonautlegal.com.au   A while ago Australian Property Investor magazine reported on the fraudulent and illegal practices of “jacked” real estate contracts and secret “rebates” on sale prices. The ABC’s Four Corners programme has also exposed the same scams. At the very time the API edition was on newsagents’ shelves real estate agent, David Kelly, from Queensland’s Sunshine Coast appeared in the Maroochydore Magistrates court charged...


Skilled Conveyancing Develops New "Skills"

April 28, 2007 1:09 pm Published by Leave your thoughts by Peter Mericka B.A., LL.B Real Estate Lawyer and Qualified Practising Conveyancer Victoria Lawyers Real Estate   When Skilled Conveyancing copied material from my website and presented it on its own website, it raised in my mind questions regarding honesty, integrity, trustworthiness, business ethics, and simple common-sense. I was stunned. A Google search had taken me to the website of Skilled Conveyancing, a conveyancing business operated by Dawn Lockhart in the Melbourne suburb of Wantirna....


Blind Freddy Would Have Spotted The Problems

April 28, 2007 1:01 pm Published by 2 Comments by Tim O’Dwyer M.A., LL.B Queensland Solicitor & Consumer Advocate watchdog@argonautlegal.com.au Solicitor Bruce Simpson is a mate of mine. His little one-man legal office is in Cooroy, just inland from Noosa on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. He does a fair bit of conveyancing and, as a result, does a fair bit of whinging at home to his wife Kathryn. Like the ever-supportive spouses of so many Queensland conveyancing solicitors, Kathryn has to hear over and over...


Conveyancing In Croydon

December 15, 2006 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts Ready to start?Instruct us now, and we’ll start your conveyance immediately. Remember, you’re not committed until we have confirmed your instructions in writing. Or you can contact us for further information. Help? Just a click awayIf you do not understand any of the blue underlined terms on this website, please click on the term – a small window will open into our Real Estate Dictionary.You may also wish to read our helpful Conveyancing Guides. These...