No more than a messenger?
Dixon, William M. (2002) No more than a messenger? Australian Property Law Bulletin, 17(1), pp. 12-13.
If a real estate agent describes a property as being “a golden opportunity to invest” the expression will be readily construed as mere “puffery”. The legal landscape changes when a real estate agent describes a property as “leased” and having a “guaranteed net income”. Can an agent avoid potential liability, for an inaccurate description, by arguing that they were merely acting as a messenger to pass on information received from their vendor client?
The potential liability of real estate agent “messengers” was recently considered by the Queensland Court of Appeal in Banks & Anor v Copas Newnham Pty Ltd & Ors  QCA 217.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||real estate agent , property|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Commercial and Contract Law (180105)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2002 LexisNexis|
|Deposited On:||05 Jul 2011 23:00|
|Last Modified:||07 Jul 2011 09:38|
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