BOOK OF THE MONTH

REAL ES­TATE ES­CAPES Tim O’Dwyer For Pity Sake Pub­lish­ing, RRP $24.95

Money Magazine Australia - - THIS MONTH - STEPH NASH

There are lessons to be learned from the mis­for­tunes of oth­ers. In his 40 years of prac­tis­ing law, au­thor Tim O’Dwyer has seen a lot of prop­erty calami­ties. One high­light (or low­light for the peo­ple in­volved) is the story of a scorned lover who de­cided not to sign a con­tract af­ter re­ceiv­ing a loan of over $300,000 from her ex to help her buy a house. How did it end? You’ll have to read the book!

Real Es­tate Es­capes is filled with cau­tion­ary tales about es­cap­ing con­tracts, leases, per­se­cu­tions and le­gal li­a­bil­ity. Ev­ery anec­dote pro­vides use­ful in­sights (plus a healthy serv­ing of schaden­freude). O’Dwyer has also slipped in a handy glos­sary of le­gal terms and a list of le­gal re­sources if you need help.

Ten read­ers can win a copy.

In 25 words or less, what’s the worst real es­tate story you’ve ever heard? Send en­tries to Book of the Month, Money, GPO Box 4088, Syd­ney, NSW 2001 or email [email protected]­dia.com.au. Don’t for­get to in­clude your name and postal ad­dress. En­tries close on July 5, 2017.

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