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Can flood-prone Queensland homes be sold without sellers or agents volunteering the soggy truth? Yes!

Posted on May 24, 2010 by | 6 Comments
OPINIONby Tim O’Dwyer M.A., LL.BSolicitorConsumer Advocate watchdog@argonautlegal.com.au   What if sellers don’t ‘fess up if there’s no record of council inspections? They can sell regardless! What if a seller’s carport, garage or deck was built illegally? No selling worries! What if a home is termite-riddled? Don’t tell! And if sellers obtain a pre-sale building report showing heaps of problems? Don’t mention the report! This is why “buyer beware” is the first unwritten rule of real...

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Victoria’s Section 32 Statements – Tread Warily In This Conveyancing Minefield

Posted on May 19, 2008 by | 7 Comments
by Tim O’Dwyer M.A., LL.B Solicitor Consumer Advocate watchdog@argonautlegal.com.au   Victoria’s solicitors have been informed by their Legal Practitioners’ Liability Committee (“LPLC”) that their mishandling of property conveyancing is one of the most costly sources of clients’ negligence claims. Whether acting for vendors or purchasers, conveyancing solicitors have been warned to be especially careful regarding Section 32 Statements.   Section 32 of Victoria’s Sale of Land Act 1962 requires vendors of real estate, before contracts...

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