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Conveyancing Consumer Alert: Art Deco Disappointment

Posted on June 20, 2011 by | 0 Comments
OPINIONby Tim O’Dwyer M.A., LL.BSolicitorConsumer Advocate watchdog@argonautlegal.com.au   This story does not end, as many do, in a court case.  But it begins, as many do, with a property advertised for sale: “Charmingly preserved Art Deco features abound in this ground floor cavity brick apartment.  Ornate plaster ceilings and cornices, wide skirting boards and architraves, polished timber floors all lovingly presented.Two bedrooms – one with access to the study, a large, light, eat-in kitchen and,...

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Beware of Agents’ Pet Building Inspectors!

Posted on September 8, 2008 by | 10 Comments
OPINIONby Tim O’Dwyer M.A., LL.BSolicitorConsumer Advocate watchdog@argonautlegal.com.au When will governments put in place stronger legislative measures to protect real estate consumers not only from self-serving real estate agents, but also from their own trusting natures? The story below from a school teacher client of mine, whilst ending happily, gives ample reason for a long-overdue legal prohibition on agents’ referring buyers to building inspectors, mortgage brokers, solicitors and the like. “A recent experience with building inspectors...

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