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Interviewed for Domain news article about unfair Buyer Beware law!

Trish Mackie-Smith was interviewed for the article published on the Domain news website titled: Buyer beware: What are your rights if you purchase a shonky property? by Ameila Barnes The article refers to our current lack of consumer protection when it comes to buying property. It quotes Trish Mackie-Smith: “When it comes to the condition of […]

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Andrew speaks on Radio – Building inspections should be part of the listing process

Building inspections part of the listing process – Andrew Mackie Smith  Kevin Turner interviews Andrew on his Realestate Talk show as special guest and author of his book: BUILDING SUCCESS. Why Property Investors need Building Inspections: Click here for Radio interview During the show Andrew and Kevin discuss the advantages of the seller providing building and […]

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Trish Mackie-Smith speaks to A Current Affair about better seller disclosure to home buyers

BuildingPro’s Trish and Andrew Mackie-Smith speak on national television on 30 September 2016 campaigning for fairer property laws. Victims of the buyer beware law are interviewed about their unjust experiences in order to raise awareness of the need for better laws to protect home buyers. Thanks to senior reporter Chris Allen for taking an interest […]

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New Smoke Alarm Laws!!

At BuildingPro, we care about the safety of your buildings so we want you to know about new legislation that will make Queensland households the safest in Australia with respect to fire safety. Queensland dwellings will soon be required to have interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms in all bedrooms, in hallways that connect bedrooms with the […]

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BuildingPro was interviewed by 9News about tougher laws to protect home buyers

Our petition to Queensland Parliament is still open and still gaining momentum. We have again been picked up by the media and interviewed this time by 9 News about the absolute need for tougher laws to protect Queensland home buyers from buying a defective property.

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ABC Radio Interview with Trish Mackie-Smith about petition for better seller disclosure

Trish Mackie-Smith was interviewed by Kelly-Higgins Devine on ABC Morning Radio about the Qld parliament petition she started for better seller disclosure to property buyers. The petition that was tabled in Qld parliament on 16th August 2016 has been referred to the Attorney-General the hon Yvette D’Ath for a response. The interview discussed the reasons […]

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BuildingPro speaks to 7 News about “unjust” law

Our petition to Queensland Parliament is gaining momentum daily and as we near the June 30 deadline, we’ve caught the attention of 7 News, Smart Property Investment Magazine, Your Investment Property Magazine, Westside News, Quest Newspapers and the Courier Mail.

Trish is also in talks with a number of other news outlets, so keep an eye out for her.

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Smoke Alarm Installation Info Sheet

Did you know you lose your sense of smell once you fall asleep? In the event of a fire, this increases the risk of being overcome with smoke and toxic fumes while you are sleeping.

To keep your family safe, it is important to ensure your smoke alarms are properly installed, in working order and checked regularly.

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Warning! Innocent buyers may incur huge financial losses due to Buyer Beware.

Are you aware that buyers of real estate have no consumer protection rights unlike all other consumers? The old fashioned common law principle “Caveat Emptor” or Buyer Beware still applies to home buyers. Under our current law the onus rests entirely with the buyer to uncover hidden defects that are not disclosed prior to the […]

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Podcast Interview: How to Inspect Like a Pro with Andrew Mackie-Smith

BuildingPro’s Andrew Mackie-Smith was recently interviewed by Brisbane buyers agent, Karen Young, for an episode of her Everyday Property Investing podcast.

They discussed what to look out for in an inspection, common issues found during Building & Pest Inspections and how you can use the reports help to avoid costly mistakes or negotiate a better price.

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