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Real Estate Regulators – No Fault With Real Estate Agent’s Caveat Clause

Posted on July 28, 2011 by | 6 Comments
OPINION by Tim O’Dwyer M.A., LL.B Solicitor Consumer Advocate watchdog@argonautlegal.com.au Not only had the buyers purported to “charge” the property with the seller’s agent’s commission liability while consequently consenting to the agent’s lodgement of an instrument-stopping caveat over the title, but also the seller had “irrevocably” authorized and directed the buyers’ solicitor to pay this commission at settlement. After reading Peter Mericka’s excellent blog post, Conveyancing Consumer alert- Beware of the Sneaky Stamp, I was...

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Conveyancing Consumer Alert – Beware of the Sneaky Stamp!

Posted on July 13, 2011 by | 2 Comments
OPINION by Peter Mericka B.A., LL.B Real Estate Lawyer Qualified Practising Conveyancer Victoria Director Lawyers Real Estate Pty Ltd Real estate agents have no automatic right to lodge a caveat over a client’s property to secure the payment of commission. So some cunning real estate agents are adding a clause to the agency contract by which the client gives the real estate agent permission to lodge a caveat. If a real estate agent adds a...

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