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Conveyancing For Both Parties – A High Risk Practice

Posted on March 24, 2009 by | 1 Comment
OPINION by Tim O’Dwyer M.A., LL.B Solicitor Consumer Advocate watchdog@argonautlegal.com.au   Acting for both parties is an unwise, high-risk practice for solicitors and their trusting clients. It should be prohibited absolutely by law. Brisbane solicitor Richard Ebbott is mentioned twice in real estate rebel Neil Jenman’s book, DON’T SIGN ANYTHING! Jenman describes how Ebbott handled the conveyancing for two Sydney clients who lost more than $50,000 each after buying two overpriced Brisbane townhouses. Then four...

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Confessions Of An Over-priced Property Lender

Posted on May 3, 2007 by | 0 Comments
OPINIONby Tim O’Dwyer M.A., LL.BSolicitorConsumer Advocate watchdog@argonautlegal.com.au  A typical marketeering scenario begins with cold-calling of unsuspecting Mums-and-Dads to tout wealth-creation and/or tax saving seminars then proceeds to the slick selling and financing of specially selected investment properties. Those with snouts in this profitable property trough include sold-out financial advisers, amoral real estate agents, dodgy developers, willing builders, maggot mortgage brokers, parasitic solicitors, one-eyed valuers and disingenuous lenders. They are all in-the-know as this recent (slightly...

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