Property industry

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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
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
12 December 2014 Are your sales representatives registered? Recent fines given to two real estate agencies and their sales representatives highlight the important legal obligation that a licensed...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
08 Sep 2017
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
7 November 2014 The Settlement Agents Act 1981 gives the Commissioner for Consumer Protection the power to make arrangements in respect of fidelity and professional indemnity insurance for settlement...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
21 Apr 2016
23 October 2014: Changes to application requirements for renewal of licences As you may be aware, the Settlement Agents Act 1981 (the SA Act) will soon be amended by the Consumer Protection...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
08 Sep 2017
10 October 2014: CPD reminder There are less than three months left to obtain your required points! The Compulsory Professional Development (CPD) program is part of the licensing framework that...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
04 Nov 2014
24 September 2014: The Department of Commerce is moving As of 30 September 2014, the Property Industries Directorate, as well as Bonds Administration, will be located at Gordon Stephenson House in...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
04 Nov 2014
5 September 2014: ASIC business names registration (September 2014) The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) will soon be contacting business name holders, who have not renewed...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
04 Nov 2014
9 July 2014: Fee deregulation consultation closing – End of Consultation Period Approaching Please note: The consultation period has now closed. In May 2014 the Commissioner for Consumer Protection,...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
04 Nov 2014

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