14 False representations and other misleading conduct in relation to land

(1)

No person shall, in trade, in connection with the sale or grant or possible sale or grant of an interest in land or with the promotion by any means of the sale or grant of an interest in land,—

(a)

make a false or misleading representation that a person has any sponsorship, approval, endorsement, or affiliation; or

(b)

make a false or misleading representation concerning the nature of the interest in the land, the price payable for the land, the location of the land, the characteristics of the land, the use to which the land is capable of being put or may lawfully be put, or the existence or availability of facilities associated with the land.

(2)

No person shall use physical force, harassment, or coercion in connection with the sale or grant or possible sale or grant of an interest in land, or the payment for an interest in land.

(3)

In this section interest, in relation to land, means a legal or equitable estate or interest in the land; and includes—

(a)

a right of occupancy of the land, or of a building or part of a building erected on the land, arising by virtue of the holding of shares, or by virtue of a contract to purchase shares, in a company that owns the land or building; or

(b)

a right, power, or privilege, over, or in connection with, the land.

Compare: Trade Practices Act 1974 s 53A (Aust)

Section 14(1)(a): amended, on 8 July 2003, by section 3 of the Fair Trading Amendment Act 2003 (2003 No 31).