Contracts

Interest free offers

Retailers selling products such as white goods or furniture may offer you interest free deals to buy now and pay later. Before signing up for these deals, it’s important to understand the amount and frequency of payments you’ll need to make to pay the product off before large interest payments apply.

Real estate

Whether you are renting, buying or selling a home, real estate agents must not mislead you and must use fair contract terms in line with federal, state and territory laws.

Retirement homes

There are several types of retirement homes available under different purchase and fee paying arrangements. Before making a choice, consider the type of accommodation and facilities you’ll need now and later, the costs and contract requirements.

Unconscionable conduct

Unconscionable conduct is generally understood to mean conduct which is so harsh that it goes against good conscience. Under the Australian Consumer Law, businesses must not engage in unconscionable conduct, when dealing with other businesses or their customers