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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has accepted a court enforceable undertaking from Wisdom Properties Group Pty Ltd (Wisdom) in relation to alleged unfair contract terms in its standard Home Building Agreements (Agreement).

Since at least October 2008, Wisdom included in its Agreement certain clauses that allowed it to prevent or control any public statements made by customers about the services provided by Wisdom under the Agreement (Non-disparagement clauses). The Agreement also allowed Wisdom to suspend the customer’s building works if the customer breached the Non-disparagement clauses.

Wisdom has admitted that the Non-disparagement clauses were unfair contract terms within the meaning of sections 23 and 24 of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL).