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How To Read The Contract Of Sale Of Real Estate

Posted on October 29, 2008 by | 2 Comments
OPINIONby Peter Mericka B.A., LL.BReal Estate LawyerQualified Practising Conveyancer VictoriaDirector Lawyers Real Estate Pty Ltd The old Contract Note was a very simple document. It contained no General Conditions (these were incorporated by reference) and so purchasers were not frightened of it. Estate agents were never asked difficult questions, and purchasers readily signed it. The introduction of the new standard Contract of Sale of Real Estate has changed this. Consumers are becoming more aware of...

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New Contract of Sale of Real Estate – FREE Download!

Posted on October 9, 2008 by | 20 Comments
OPINION by Peter Mericka B.A., LL.B Real Estate Lawyer Qualified Practising Conveyancer Victoria Director Lawyers Real Estate Pty Ltd     I have been very critical of the underhanded approach taken by the Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV) in designing the new standard form Contract of Sale of Real Estate so as to create an even more deceptive document than the old Contract Note. To put my money where my mouth is I have...

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New Contract – Same Old Deception

Posted on October 8, 2008 by | 0 Comments
OPINIONby Peter Mericka B.A., LL.BReal Estate LawyerQualified Practising Conveyancer VictoriaDirector Lawyers Real Estate Pty Ltd   The new Contract of Sale of Real Estate prescribed by the Estate Agents (Contracts) Regulations 2008 was supposed to end the dodgy practice of estate agents withholding terms and conditions from purchasers, but it hasn’t. The document designed by the Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV) allows estate agents to trick purchasers into believing that they have received “the...

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