Hey Jude, You Were A True Battler For The Battlers

Posted on April 28, 2007 by | 0 Comments
by Tim O’Dwyer M.A., LL.B Queensland Solicitor & Consumer Advocate watchdog@argonautlegal.com.au   My friend and colleague Judy Teitzel died shortly before Christmas last year. She was only 45 years of age. Few lawyers would be as outraged on behalf of disadvantaged clients, as solicitor Judy once was, to accuse a government of “gutter tactics”. Even fewer would, as Judy once did, describe a Fair Trading Minister as the minister for “unfair trading”. No wonder, when...

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Beware Of Property Fraudsters

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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...

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Skilled Conveyancing Develops New "Skills"

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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....

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Blind Freddy Would Have Spotted The Problems

Posted on April 28, 2007 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...

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Home Inspections – Two Views

Posted on April 28, 2007 by | 0 Comments
Intending home-buyers often ask about pre-purchase home inspections. Usually the questions relate to whether the cost of the inspection can be justified, and whether a purchaser has any recourse against a building inspection company if they “get it wrong”. The following two articles may assist consumers in assessing the value of the pre-purchase inspection. While they are written from the American/Canadian perspective, the issues they raise are universal. In “Hidden Glitches, Future Trouble; Suprise! Home...

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Conveyancing In Croydon

Posted on December 15, 2006 by | 0 Comments
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...

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