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See below list of case studies involving property safety.

6 April 2019
Hannah Ryan
The apartment's owners and real estate agents sued each other, each saying the other one should cover all the tenant's damages.
19 February 2019
Yahoo7 News
An adored real estate agent and fitness coach who fell to his death from a Brisbane balcony has been described as a “genuinely all round great guy” who had “everything to live for”.
1 November 2018
Property Nerd
A family dispute over a property sale has allegedly resulted in a double murder and attempted suicide.
13 August 2018
Max McKinney
A couple who took a real estate agency to the state’s tenancy tribunal after being told to move out of their home just two days after reporting unsafe asbestos removal have been given a reprieve, settling the dispute before a tribunal hearing.
6 July 2018
SBS News
The NSW coroner has recommended changes to smoke alarm laws and a bravery award for a mother whose daughter died after a house fire.
21 September 2017
Paul Kozub and Catherine Hing
Australia: A case of a balcony collapse: who is to blame?
17 May 2017
By Nancy Rainbird
Australia is one of the most litigious societies in the world and real estate agents are not immune to claims.
22 December 2016
Tom Cowie
A tenant who suffered a severe electric shock when he touched a live light fitting is suing the landlords and real estate agent, accusing them of not undertaking a $90 repair job despite a visit from an electrician.
23 November 2015
Nassir Bechara
Sydney tenant sues real estate agent for negligence as a result of a slip and fall in rental unit.
18 March 2014
Geraldine Cardozo and Richard Noone, Central Coast Gosford Express Advocate
Death of baby in Niagara Park balcony collapse prompts building safety warning.
19 September 2012
Bridie Jabour
The death of a baby, who fell from her father's arms when his foot went through a rotten verandah, has prompted a coroner to recommend an overhaul of the rental industry.
22 September 2010
Chris Vedelago
Court ruling spells trouble for investors and rental agents. A recent NSW court decision will push investors and rental agents to take a closer look at safety in their properties after more than $840,000 was awarded to a tenant injured by broken glass.