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CBS updates

Below is a list of the latest CBS updates including public warning, assurances and CBS campaigns.

Industry warned of potential for criminal law breaches – statement 16 February 2018 - A real estate agent who allegedly contravened property rules has acknowledged the breach likely occurred. He has provided an assurance that he will not repeat his actions. The assurance provided by M&G Property Group Pty Ltd trading as Elders Mawson Lakes and its director, Mr Domenico Mastrogiacomo for two contraventions are a timely warning to Continue reading
Top baby names 2017 14 February 2018 - Do you need inspiration for your baby’s name? Or are you just interested in the weird and wonderful names parents chose for their little bundles in 2017. Rare names that sound more like holiday destinations or an exotic cocktail are towards the end of the list. And for most, the unusual spellings are deliberate! The Continue reading
Property management reforms – CBS News 13 February 2018 - New laws for property managers will soon commence. The new laws will only apply to people employed as property managers, and not people who manage properties for themselves or a relative. Commencement From 30 April 2018 certain compliance and enforcement provisions will commence under the Land Agents Act, providing Consumer and Business Services (CBS) with Continue reading
Real estate agents on notice over sale price misrepresentation – statement 6 February 2018 - Consumer and Business Services (CBS) has reminded real estate agents of their obligation to accurately represent the likely sale price of properties in advertising and to potential buyers. It follows a South Australian real estate agent giving an assurance to the Commissioner for Consumer Affairs that he will not misrepresent sale prices, after advertising two Continue reading
Steve Jackson Real Estate – assurance 6 February 2018 - ASSURANCE Fair Trading Act 1987 Section 79   Assurance to the Commissioner for Consumer  Affairs given for the purposes of s79 of the  Fair Trading Act 1987 by:   Mr Steve Jackson (ABN 52 626 867 100) TIA Steve Jackson Real Estate    PERSONS  GIVING THIS ASSURANCE 1. This Assurance is given to the Commissioner Continue reading

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Media releases

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Applications open soon for labour hire licences – media release 16 February 2018 - Consumer and Business Services is urging labour hire companies to make sure they apply for a licence by the start of August, ahead of the mandatory licensing system for the sector that comes into effect in September. Commissioner for Consumer Affairs Dini Soulio said that from September 1, any business that supplies workers to another Continue reading
New laws for property managers set to start – media release 13 February 2018 - New laws will soon come into effect for property managers. Changes to the laws include penalties that come into effect this April for people who steal from trust funds, and a requirement that all property managers are registered by September next year. Media release – New laws for property managers set to start
Warning on unlicensed builders – media release 2 February 2018 - Residents in suburban Adelaide are being warned to check the building licence and credentials of tradies, after complaints alleging poor or incomplete work. Consumer and Business Services is looking into claims that two men offering their services via letter-box pamphlets may be operating without building licences. Read more – warning on unlicensed builders (PDF 93KB)
Builder slugged $12,000 for incomplete work – media release 29 January 2018 - An unlicensed builder who took payments from clients totalling $10,000 for work that was never started has been penalised more than $12,000 in the Adelaide Magistrates Court this week. In court, 57 year old John James Meyer pleaded guilty to breaches of the Australian Consumer Law and the Building Work Contractors Act. Read more – Continue reading
Do the ‘heavy lifting’ before you sign – media release 3 January 2018 - South Australians who have made a New Year’s resolution to join a gym are being urged to shop around and check out the membership agreement before signing a contract. Commissioner for Consumer Affairs, Dini Soulio said gym memberships are one of the common purchases that consumers seek advice about during the summer months. Media release Continue reading

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