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Housing & Property

Realtor convicted of fraud to serve 12 months intensive correction order

13 February, 2020
Media release relating to the conviction of former director of Guncom Pty Ltd, Ms Alice Gaye Gunning on four breaches of the Property, Stock and Business Agents Act 2002.
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Housing & Property

Real estate, property and tenancy law changes commence

25 March, 2020
Significant changes to residential tenancy and real estate and property laws have now started in NSW, following the commencement of major legislative reforms on 23 March 2020
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29 October 2019

Buying products & services

Changes to the ACL - pre-selected options

As part of the Australian Consumer Law review, changes have come into effect to make pricing clearer when shopping online.

As of 26 October 2019, businesses now need to include all charges in the headline price of goods and services, including charges for pre-selected options.

Previously, a business could advertise one price and then add additional charges throughout the buying process.

This led consumers into buying and paying for more than they expected if they did not get a chance to opt-out of the extras.

Businesses now need to advertise the full price of their item, inclusive of any additional extras. Consumers can then choose to deselect optional extras from their purchase.

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