Tag Archive: Section 27

How I Became An Estate Agent’s Hero

Posted on April 23, 2008 by | 4 Comments
by Tim O’Dwyer M.A., LL.BSolicitorConsumer Advocate watchdog@argonautlegal.com.au   Brisbane conveyancing solicitor Chris Bridge became concerned when he noticed that his buyer client’s contract included a special condition authorising the pre-settlement release of the selling agent’s commission.  Such a “pre-draw” practice may be legal elsewhere if the contracting parties agree, but not in Queensland where Section 385 of the Property Agents and Motor Dealers Act (PAMDA) permits agents to take commissions from their trust accounts only...

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Early Release (Or Stealing?) Of Commission

Posted on May 10, 2007 by | 1 Comment
by Tim O’Dwyer M.A., LL.B Queensland Solicitor & Consumer Advocate watchdog@argonautlegal.com.au A solicitor mate of mine, Chris Bridge, recently had two celebrations: thirty years of legal practice and his first (possible) win with Queensland’s Office of Fair Trading. Queensland has no statutory equivalent to Section 27 of Victoria’s Sale of Land Act (for early deposit releases) as mentioned in Peter Mericka’s article “Early Release of Deposit”. Here it is quite uncommon for the parties to...

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Early Release of Deposit

Posted on April 28, 2007 by | 4 Comments
by Peter Mericka B.A., LL.B Real Estate Lawyer and Qualified Practising Conveyancer Victoria Lawyers Real Estate Enzo Raimondo, CEO of the Real Estate Institute of Victoria (R.E.I.V.) regularly provides consumers with his understanding of the law affecting the sale of real estate. Unfortunately, Enzo’s explanation of these laws is often quite limited, and his offering in the Domain section of The Age Saturday 28 April 2007, is a case in point. In his article Enzo...

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