Sibling Property Dispute Over $2 Million Home

Sibling Property Dispute Over $2 Million Home

An Auckland woman has been ordered to pay her brother more than NZ$273,000 ($249,000) and move out of the NZ$2 million home she has lived in for 36 years after the siblings fell out over ownership of the property. The property dispute simmered for decades but came to...
Thousands in Agent’s Fees Decided By The Courts

Thousands in Agent’s Fees Decided By The Courts

As talk about the property market continues to predict falling unit prices in Brisbane and falling property prices in Sydney and Melbourne, thousands of dollars worth of agent’s fees are being decided by the courts. In Brisbane, real estate agency and advisory...
Real Estate Agent Ordered To Repay $81,000 Commission

Real Estate Agent Ordered To Repay $81,000 Commission

A real estate agent has been ordered to repay $81,000 in commission to a 93-year-old woman on the sale of her home in Victoria. Globe Real Estate had Maria Sutherland sign an exclusive sales contract after telling her that her home could be sold for more than $1.25...
Property Fraud: Downside of Digital Era

Property Fraud: Downside of Digital Era

Will the digital age of conveyancing lead to more instances of property fraud? A former MasterChef  finalist has had $250,000 stolen while settling on a property via a new online conveyancing system, reports the Sydney Morning Herald. Dani Venn and her husband Chris...
Is Paperless Conveyancing The Future?

Is Paperless Conveyancing The Future?

The future of property transactions is increasingly looking digital as more Australian states introduce paperless conveyancing. In an era where most transactions can now be done online, it makes sense that paperless conveyancing replace the traditional form of...
Buyer Deposit Refunded Due To Murder

Buyer Deposit Refunded Due To Murder

When Feng Yun Shao agreed to pay $6.1 million for a sprawling mansion, in Vancouver’s upscale Shaughnessy neighbourhood, she had no idea an alleged Chinese triad leader had lived there before he was gunned down at the front gate. A judge agreed that her buyer...