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A First For Everything

Posted on September 9, 2013 by | 0 Comments
by Eynas Brodie (Australian Property Investor Magazine – September 2013) After 24 years in real estate, Chris Warren thought he’d seen it all but nothing prepared him for the bizarre discovery he made at a house he was selling just three days before settlement. It was a a day that started out like any other for Chris Warren of Remax Colonial in Annerley, Brisbane. He was due to meet the buyers of a house he’d sold for a pre-settlement inspection three...

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Estate Agents Should NEVER Conduct Inspections

Posted on February 22, 2009 by | 26 Comments
OPINIONby Peter Mericka B.A., LL.BReal Estate LawyerQualified Practising Conveyancer VictoriaDirector Lawyers Real Estate Pty Ltd   When unknown visitors rummage through children’s clothes during a property inspection it can give rise to all sorts of fears and concerns. It is now well known that theft and “snooping trauma” are common occurrences during real estate inspections conducted by real estate agents. Real estate vendors are advised that they should never allow a real estate agent to...

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Open For Inspection – Open For Theft!

Posted on November 9, 2008 by | 19 Comments
OPINIONby Peter Mericka B.A., LL.BReal Estate LawyerQualified Practising Conveyancer VictoriaDirector Lawyers Real Estate Pty Ltd Some time ago I wrote a posting about thefts during property inspections, and noted that some estate agents were including clauses in their sale agreements with vendors that indemnify the estate agent against theft or damage during a property inspection. I also suggested that it is time to “take estate agents and thieves out of vendors’ homes“. My last posting...

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