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How Both Contract Law and Consumer Law Are Derailing the Real Estate Auction System

Posted on September 10, 2013 by | 0 Comments
By George Rousos Director Industry Training Consultants P: (02) 49 436110 F: (02) 49 436110 M: 0416 297197 e: george@itc.nsw.edu.au Back in 2010 we received an enquiry about the real estate auction method in NSW and the sharp, deceptive practices that are sometimes used to enforce a contract. A consumer buyer, whom we spoke to, believed they were induced to enter into a contract at auction by misleading and deceptive conduct and was considering a civil...

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Silence Is Not Golden In Real Estate Negotiations

Posted on June 22, 2011 by | 4 Comments
by George Rousos Director Industry Training Consultants george@itc.nsw.edu.au   Franois-Marie Arouet, better known by the pen name Voltaire, was a French writer and philosopher famous for his wit and for his advocacy of civil liberties, including freedom of religion and free trade. One of Voltaire’s famous sayings was, and I quote:   “We must distinguish between speaking to deceive and being silent to be reserved.” “We must distinguish between speaking to deceive and being silent...

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Fairness From NSW Office of Fair Trading? It’s Problematic!

Posted on July 5, 2010 by | 7 Comments
by Peter Mericka B.A., LL.BReal Estate LawyerQualified Practising Conveyancer VictoriaDirector Lawyers Real Estate Pty Ltd   After experiencing first hand the legal knowledge and reasoning of Mr. Robert Guthrie, Acting Manager, Licensing for the New South Wales Office of Fair Trading, I have written a comedy script for the ABC’s 7.30 Report. The script is based on a letter penned by Mr. Guthrie concerning the operations of Lawyers Real Estate. Lawyers Real Estate featured in...

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