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Case Study – News Corp and REA Group partner for innovative print campaign

“This new initiative allows vendors to seamlessly target both the passive and active market,”

Agency and Director hit $900,000 in penalities for underquoting

The Federal Court has ordered an estate agency in Melbourne’s east and its director to pay almost $900,000 in fines and compensation for underquoting offences.

Property spruiker Rick Otton and We Buy Houses fined record $18 million

The Federal Court has imposed record penalties totalling $18 million against We Buy Houses Pty Ltd and its sole director, Rick Otton, for making false or misleading representations about how people could create wealth through buying and selling real estate, following ACCC action.

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 & Marketing Manger, Mr Sean Quartermaine, was ordered to pay $25,000 for being KNOWINGLY concerned in the conduct.

$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 representations about the sale of land.

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 number of wealth creation strategies involving real estate, following ACCC action.

$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 property sales.

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 the Australian Consumer Law.

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 or misleading representations.

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.