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We Buy Houses director appeals record $6M fine
Appeals December 7, 2018 10:35 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The director of property spruiker We Buy Houses has appealed a record $6 million for misleading property investors with claims they could learn to buy […]

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Judge blocks Domain redirect in REA trade mark battle
Intellectual Property November 30, 2018 9:57 pm By Christine Caulfield

Real estate advertiser REA Group has won an emergency injunction against Domain that blocks its rival from authorising the owner of the US website realestate.com […]

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Online property giant REA sues Domain for referral deal with realestate.com
Intellectual Property November 29, 2018 2:52 pm By Christine Caulfield

Online real estate giant REA Group is suing competitor Domain Group over a referral arrangement with the US-based owner of the web address realestate.com, saying […]

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Barry Plant hit with $720,000 fine for duping house hunters with low display prices
Competition & Consumer Protection November 20, 2018 10:47 am By Christine Caulfield

Real estate agency Barry Plant has been hit with a $720,000 fine after admitting it breached the consumer laws by underquoting the likely selling price […]

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ACCC wins record $18M fine against property spruiker We Buy Houses
Competition & Consumer Protection November 15, 2018 2:52 pm By Christine Caulfield

A court on Thursday hit property spruiker We Buy Houses and its sole director, Richard ‘Rick’ Otton, with a record $18 million in total fines […]

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Ray White promised agents riches, then axed them, suits say
Employment October 25, 2018 3:14 pm By Christine Caulfield

Real estate group Ray White has been hit with lawsuits by two sacked directors of its projects unit, who claim they turned down profit-sharing job […]

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Crown says NSW gov’t ‘spruiked’ to block Sydney harbour views
Real Estate October 15, 2018 11:25 pm By Miklos Bolza

Crown Resorts has accused the NSW government of breaching its contractual obligations by “spruiking” to construction firms for development at central Barangaroo that would obstruct its […]

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ASIC bans fourth NAB banker over home loan fraud scam
Financial Services October 8, 2018 11:01 pm By Christine Caulfield

Former National Australia Bank branch manager Mathew Alwan has been permanently banned from the financial services industry for his involvement in a home loan fraud […]

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Metricon pays ASIC fine for misleading first home buyers
Real Estate October 3, 2018 10:25 pm By Christine Caulfield

Housing giant Metricon will pay $50,400 in penalties after being hit with four infringement notices for misleading advertising aimed at first home buyers. The Australian […]

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Mortgage firm can’t shut down derivative suit over Macquarie Bank sale
Appeals September 11, 2018 5:49 pm By Christine Caulfield

Mortgage aggregator Connective Group has lost an appeal of a ruling that gave the greenlight to a shareholder’s derivative lawsuit against company directors and Macquarie […]

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