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Premium Content / June 16, 2014

The fine art of killing a contract

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Frequently real estate consumers, particularly buyers but more particularly investor-buyers, novices and veterans alike, can experience changes of heart early in the piece, partway through contracts or even as settlements loom large.
The conveyancing solicitors in these purchases will be expected to speed up and play drastically different roles when clients’ instructions take a sudden U-turn. Solicitors are asked to abruptly change from mild-mannered conveyancers into ruthless ‘contract killers’.
This article reveals a legal insider’s special techniques for getting clients out of contracts – even those which appear ironclad and water-tight.

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About Tim O'Dwyer

Tim O’Dwyer is a Queensland solicitor.