Highett Conveyancing Hassle

In the whimsical town of Highett, a peculiar event was unfolding at the ‘Curious Conveyancing and Curiosities’ office. The scene was abuzz with anticipation as Mr. Jeremy Jitter, a first-time homebuyer, embarked on his conveyancing and settlement journey. With a mix of excitement and anxiety, Jeremy fidgeted in the vibrantly decorated waiting area, surrounded by walls lined with mystical artifacts and odd contraptions that only a conveyancer’s office in Highett could possess.

“Mr. Jitter, we’ve been expecting you,” said a voice, smooth and confident. Jeremy looked up to see Ms. Elara Elucidate, one of the renowned conveyancing lawyers in the Highett area, stepping into the room. She wore a robe that shimmered with a spectral hue, signifying her deep knowledge of the arcane arts of property law.

“This isn’t just any conveyancing and settlement process,” Elara began, guiding Jeremy through a maze of floating scrolls and hovering quills. “Here in Highett, we blend tradition with a touch of the mystical. Ready to begin?”

Jeremy nodded, albeit slightly overwhelmed. Elara waved her hand, and a scroll unfurled in the air, glowing softly. “This, Mr. Jitter, is your property’s title deed, bound by the ancient rites of conveyancing. But fear not, for we shall navigate the spectral legalese together.”

As they proceeded, peculiar symbols and clauses transformed into understandable terms, thanks to Elara’s expert guidance. Jeremy learned of boundary enchantments (also known as fencing issues), potion rights (water rights), and even the mysterious rites of easements.

Finally, as the sun dipped below the horizon, casting a golden glow over Highett, the moment of truth arrived. Elara presented Jeremy with an ethereal quill. “With this, you shall finalise your settlement,” she declared.

Jeremy took the quill, and with a stroke as confident as a wizard casting a spell, he signed. The room burst into a kaleidoscope of light, signifying the successful transfer of property. He was no longer just Jeremy Jitter; he was Jeremy Jitter, homeowner and a part of Highett’s magical community.

As he stepped out of the ‘Curious Conveyancing and Curiosities’ office, Jeremy couldn’t help but smile. The journey through the mystical world of conveyancing lawyers was more than just a legal procedure; it was an adventure, a rite of passage that he would never forget.

And in the heart of Highett, the tale of Mr. Jitter’s enchanting conveyancing journey would be whispered for years to come, inspiring awe and a touch of magic in the mundane world of property law.

Buy Big

What if mistakes were made? That’s how we all learn, isn’t it? Taking a closer-range view, it’s fair to say that I could do without having lost two million beans, but if that’s the nature of the mistake then so be it.

It all started with a new augmented reality game called Buy Big. I should have guessed from the tagline – “Conveyancing, lawyers and embezzlement… oh my!” – that this was no ordinary adventure game, and perhaps one to be a little wary of. It didn’t occur to me to read all the conditions of play, and I blithely signed off on all the contracts, as you do.

In the game, you use a currency called ‘beans’ to purchase properties in your real-life neighbourhood, which you can then inhabit in-game. I bought right in, even ordering the special glasses and other overpriced accessories to enhance the realness of the experience. Soon, I was hooked.

A key part of it is accruing more beans by conducting questionable financial dealings inside your newly acquired properties, and I got right into that. I had particular success in linking other players to my private network of conveyancing services. Clifton Hill became a bit of a hotspot for those shenanigans.

It was only after I’d been playing for a few weeks that I received a very rude shock: the ‘beans’ I’d been accruing represented actual dollars, which I’d been racking up in actual debt. See, they start you off with one million beans to get you started, but this is actually a real-world loan which you are required to pay back within a fortnight, presumably through funds gained from reeling in other clueless souls who don’t read the fine print. If you don’t repay in that timeframe, they double the amount you owe.

In short, it’s a Ponzi scheme disguised as an innocent make-believe real estate market. The worst of it is that you aren’t actually getting anything for your money except higher levels of gameplay. You don’t get to own any of the real-world properties that you own in the game, so that two mil I owe is essentially for nought. Still, we live and learn.