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Property spruiker Otton can’t use Bondi estate cash for legal bills, ACCC says
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-12-20 8:40 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission wants to block former We Buy Houses director Rick Otton from using the proceeds from the sale of his […]

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We Buy Houses director appeals record $6M fine
Appeals 2018-12-07 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 2018-11-30 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 2018-11-29 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 2018-11-20 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 2018-11-15 2:52 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

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 2018-10-25 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 2018-10-15 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 2018-10-08 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 2018-10-03 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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