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Group Sales & Marketing Manager penalised as well as the Company for misleading conduct

The Federal Court has ordered penalties totalling $380,000 against Aveling Homes for engaging in conduct liable to mislead the public. The company’s Group Sales &...

$160,000 penalty for Hocking Stuart Doncaster

A real estate agency in Melbourne’s east will pay $160,000 after it admitted to engaging in misleading and deceptive conduct and making false and misleading...

Wealth creation property spruiker made false or misleading representations

The Federal Court has found that We Buy Houses Pty Ltd and its sole director, Rick Otton, made false or misleading representations in promoting a...

$75,000 penalty for Victorian real estate agent

A Glen Waverley estate agency will contribute $75,000 to the Victorian Consumer Law Fund after acknowledging contraventions of Victorian consumer and property laws relating to...

Publishers extend real estate battle into mortgage services

Australia’s major newspaper publishers have extended the duel between their real estate businesses into a new area, with Fairfax Media and News Corp Australia moving...

Consumer Affairs Victoria takes civil action against estate agent

Consumer Affairs Victoria has begun civil proceedings against Melbourne South Eastern Real Estate Pty Ltd in the Federal Court of Australia, for alleged contraventions of...

Owner of review website taken to Court by ACCC

The ACCC has instituted proceedings in the Federal Court against Aveling Homes Pty Ltd, a Perth-based home building company, for alleged misleading conduct and false...

New underquoting laws for Victorian estate agents

The Victorian Government is introducing changes to the Estate Agents Act 1980 to strengthen underquoting laws in Victoria.

Village Real Estate pays $15,000 for misleading advertising

An inner-west real estate agency has agreed to contribute $15,000 after acknowledging it made false and misleading representations about the sale price of a property.

REA Group expands real estate offering to India

REA Group, responsible for realestate.com.au, has invested US$50 million into shares of India’s real estate sector in a move that will create India’s largest digital...

16.6 million Australians read news media: emma

Australians are embracing news media brands on digital devices, with 12.8 million people, or 70 per cent of the population, reading news media on smartphones,...

Misrepresentation on development costs QLD agent $10,800

Coronis Caloundra real estate agency has been fined $10,800 by the Office of Fair Trading after misleading a buyer about the future development potential of...