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19 August 2014 A real estate sales representative has been fined $3,500 for misconduct over the sale of a Warnbro property in November 2012. Consumer Protection took disciplinary action against Dane...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
18 Jun 2015
28 August 2014 The Department of Commerce recently issued a media release regarding the national safety recall of Infinity brand electrical cables which do not comply with Australian safety standards...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
18 Jun 2015
11 September 2014 A South Perth real estate agency and its former property manager have been fined by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) for breaching the Real Estate and Business Agents Act in...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
18 Jun 2015
15 June 2015 As cooler and wetter weather approaches, property managers should consider reminding their lessors to undertake pre-emptive seasonal maintenance. Preventative measures can decrease the...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
18 Jun 2015
10 October 2014 Don’t leave it ‘til it’s too late! Compulsory Professional Development (CPD) is a requirement for renewing a real estate and business agent’s licence or a sales representatives/...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
18 Jun 2015
19 October 2014 The Department has developed an app based on residential tenancy laws, to provide tenants with information about their rights and responsibilities. The app contains handy tools to...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
18 Jun 2015
4 November 2014 Help ensure first home buyers don’t miss out on the Home Buyers Assistance Account (HBAA) $2,000 grant. Applications must be lodged no more than 90 days after the date that the offer...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
18 Jun 2015
25 November 2014 A property manager has been disqualified from holding a real estate and business agents’ licence and triennial certificate for five years for failing to deposit income from rental...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
18 Jun 2015
5 January 2015 Consumer Protection expects agents will be preparing their business trust account records for the audit period, 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2014 for submission to their auditor...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
18 Jun 2015
23 January 2015 Amendments have been gazetted in the Government Gazette of 20 January 2015 to amend the Form 1AC Information for Tenants and Form 1AD Information for Tenant with Non-written Tenancy...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
18 Jun 2015
24 March 2015 Obtaining and communicating all available material facts to the parties in a transaction is an essential part of the real estate process. It is a direct requirement under the Code of...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
18 Jun 2015
8 April 2015 A former property manager working for a Shenton Park real estate agency has been banned permanently from working in the industry and fined $20,000 for making illegal withdrawals from the...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
18 Jun 2015
22 April 2015 A Victoria Park real estate agent has been fined $3,500 and disqualified from holding a licence and triennial certificate for 18 months by the State Administrative Tribunal (on 11 March...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
18 Jun 2015
1 May 2015 Electronic conveyancing (e-conveyancing) will enable the electronic settlement of real property transactions; the preparation and electronic lodgement of land registry documents;...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
18 Jun 2015
8 May 2015 The finalisation of a long-running case against Westpoint Realty Pty Ltd (Westpoint) (in liquidation) and its Director, Norman Carey, on 12 March 2015 highlights the importance of your...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
18 Jun 2015
11 March 2015 A licensed real estate agent has been reprimanded and both he and his agency have been fined for employing an unregistered sales representative. On 27 February 2015, Kirsten Leigh Hopla...
Consumer Protection
Newsletter
18 Jun 2015
5 February 2015 Key points to remember For security bonds held in a financial institution in relation to residential tenancy agreements which commenced prior to 1 July 2013, Consumer Protection urges...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
18 Jun 2015
9 July 2014 In May 2014 the Commissioner for Consumer Protection, Anne Driscoll, released a position paper proposing that government deregulate the fees charged by settlement agents and land valuers...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
10 Jun 2015
24 September 2014 As of 30 September 2014, the Property Industries Directorate, as well as Bonds Administration, will be located at Gordon Stephenson House in Perth and the Licensing Branch will be...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
10 Jun 2015
16 December 2014 The amendments to the LV Act, which came into force on 19 November 2014, mean that notices of land valuer licence applications are no longer required to be published. These...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
10 Jun 2015
Input wanted during review of property industry rules - 27 May 2013 The Department of Commerce has released a discussion paper which reviews the property industry Codes of Conduct. The paper aims to...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
10 Jun 2015
SCAM ALERT: Government Officer Impersonated - 12 April 2013 A licence applicant recently informed the Department they were contacted by someone impersonating a Consumer Protection licensing officer...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
10 Jun 2015
Ascertain pertinent facts through a Certificate of Title - 10 July 2013 Licensed land valuers (valuers) are reminded of their obligation to determine and verify pertinent facts through a Certificate...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
10 Jun 2015
Land Valuers Licensing (Remuneration) Notice 2013 - 18 September 2013 The Minister for Commerce has approved the Land Valuers Licensing (Remuneration) Notice 2013 (the Notice) prescribing the maximum...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
10 Jun 2015
Release of fee deregulation position paper for consultation - 14 May 2014 The Commissioner for Consumer Protection, Anne Driscoll, has released a position paper proposing that government regulation...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
10 Jun 2015

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