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Estate Agent Theft Threat Increasing

Posted on August 24, 2008 by | 0 Comments
OPINIONby Peter Mericka B.A., LL.BReal Estate LawyerQualified Practising Conveyancer VictoriaDirector Lawyers Real Estate Pty Ltd   According to Chris Vedelago, writing for The Age newspaper, “Falling sales levels and the prospect of a weaker market has led more than one in 10 real estate companies to consider selling up…The number of companies looking to move out of real estate has quadrupled…The Real Estate Institute of Victoria says agency revenues have dropped 20%.” When things get...

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The Conviction of John Talia

Posted on August 22, 2008 by | 17 Comments
OPINIONby Neil Jenman Consumer Advocate A former Ray White franchise agent, John Michael Talia, has been convicted of obtaining property by deception. Last Thursday (August 14, 2008), after the guilty verdict was read out in the Victorian County Court, John Talia was remanded in custody. Locked up. Well done prosecutors. It’s about time that agents who rob the naïve and the elderly were properly punished – and the proper punishment for agents such as John...

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