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Catch 24 On Agents’ Contracts

Posted on October 22, 2007 by | 4 Comments
 by Tim O’Dwyer M.A., LL.BSolicitorConsumer Advocate watchdog@argonautlegal.com.au   Since 1st July 2007, Queensland estate agents and their employees have been breaking a law with a maximum penalty for breach of $22,500 or two years imprisonment. On that date the rules relating to real estate contracts changed utterly when agents’ right to prepare contracts was suddenly and severely limited. Since then anyone in real estate who made sales, leased properties or explained a document or clause...

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Foxes Rewarded For Chicken Protection

Posted on September 25, 2007 by | 0 Comments
 by Tim O’Dwyer M.A., LL.BSolicitorConsumer Advocate watchdog@argonautlegal.com.au   When consumer advocate Neil Jenman sent me a clipping of The Courier-Mail’s report on the 2007 winner of the Office of Fair Trading’s TradeSmart Award, he added a frank warning. “Make sure you have a bucket ready,” he said, “because this’ll make you want to spew.” I was more dismayed than sickened to read how Fair Trading Minister Margaret Keech (in one of her most outrageous acts...

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