PAMDA & compliance

5
Jun

Developer must pay: option marketer wins $5.5mil for pushing units

An agency appointed for the exclusive marketing of a suburban high-rise into its predominantly Chinese clientele has received an average 14% commission on the sales. The May 2012 terms allowed the developer to compel Property Investors Alliance to buy all 16 one-bedroom units within 30 days of registration of the community title plan at a total base price of $7.2

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24
Mar

Agent pushback on liability for rental’s maintenance defects

A Burleigh Heads agency faces a $25k personal liability to a residential tenant for over maintenance deficiencies and

23
Mar

Salesperson sues for unpaid commissions – Agency fights back

A court has made orders in a dispute between a Runaway Bay real estate agent and her former

21
Oct

Agent pinged $8k for innocent trust receipt lapses

A real estate agent who failed to properly receipt tenancy bonds and left the cash

19
Jun

Agent sues seller for commission $$ on open listing buyer introduction

A “mobile” real estate agent who signed up the job to sell a Marburg home in August 2014 has won commission on its sale more than 12

21
May

Agents take out buyers on $200k misconduct lawsuit

A Queensland real estate agency has defeated a buyer’s $200k lawsuit for breaches of industry codes

27
Feb

Agent stripped of $8k commission due to paperwork error

A Bribie Island principal who had not caught up with changes to agency

29
Jan

Can agents mark-up “expenses” to landlords & get full commission % on Wotif bookings?

Unit owners at the Rocks Resort at Currumbin Beach signed PAMDA forms 20a that duly authorised the managing agents

29
Nov

Agent’s fund in slot for Gold Coast deposit-bond “scheme”

A travel agent who defaulted on two off-the-plan Surfers Paradise apartment buys signed up in

19
Jun

Buyer pinged on contract date: $10k building grant refused

On 19 October 2011 October Meryl Mitchell signed up for a $405k unit at Australand’s Watermarque development

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