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Signed documents may not always be binding contracts
Parties to an agreement should ensure that their intentions to be legally bound or otherwise are expressly spelt out.
Australia
24 Jul 2019
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Electronic conveyancing – the property world is morphing
Property transactions in Australia are converting to electronic conveyancing. Article provides timeline for transition.
Australia
25 Sep 2018
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Good things do not always come in 3s - a non-compliant development in NSW: Huang & Anor v Ceylan
Vendors can not advertise and sell a 3 bedroom unit when it is originally approved and constructed as a 2 bedroom unit.
Australia
24 Apr 2018
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Strata Building Bond and Inspections Scheme: Will it work? The experts are skeptical!
The NSW Strata Building Bond and Inspections Scheme applies where a developer and builder have entered into a contract.
Australia
24 Apr 2018
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Co-ownership agreements tinder for property - it is a match!
Start-up "Kohab", an on-line property platform, is a marketplace for friends and family to purchase property together.
Australia
24 Apr 2018
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Adjudicators determinations: High Court decision in Probuild v Shade
Provided the adjudicator has been validly appointed, then determinations are binding on the parties and not appealable.
Australia
1 Mar 2018
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When does my development consent expire? What is physical commencement and why is it important?
The terms of the development consent or whether physical commencement has occurred will all require investigation.
Australia
1 Mar 2018
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Appealing to the NSW Land & Enironment Court over a Development Application (DA)
Best prospects of success in appealing to the L&E Court over a DA, are that applicants put forward the best DA possible.
Australia
13 Nov 2017
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Council has not approved my DA (Development Application)
It may seem surprising, but there is no law requiring councils to make a decision on a DA within a timeframe, or at all.
Australia
10 Nov 2017
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Unregistered second mortgages over real property in NSW – to be avoided?
Our view is that an unregistered mortgage should rarely be accepted by a lender as a principal form of security.
Australia
27 Oct 2017
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Thinking about helping your children buy a property? Read this…
Parents should document any funding arrangement of a family property purchase, to avoid the risk of a costly dispute.
Australia
20 Oct 2017
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Unregistered second mortgages in NSW - to be avoided?
Consequences of failing to register a second mortgage may be significant, so lenders should err on the side of caution.
Australia
31 Aug 2017
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Expert evidence - Admissibility remains a challenge for experts and lawyers
The case is a reminder on the quite stringent requirements for experts' reports, including detailed expert reasoning.
Australia
31 Aug 2017
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Foreign resident capital gains withholding regime
The government introduced a new withholding measure to assist in the collection of foreign residents Capital Gains Tax.
Australia
27 Jun 2016
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Changes to NSW swimming pool compliance: Passing the buck with certificates of non compliance
Vendors of properties with pools can shift the responsibility of obtaining a certificate of compliance to the purchaser.
Australia
10 May 2016
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Selling or leasing your property - with a pool? Changes to sale and leasing requirements of properties with swimming pools in NSW
Failure to comply with the sale and leasing requirements for properties with pools can give rise to serious consequences.
Australia
21 Apr 2016
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Are you renting retail premises? Options for renewal - opportunity for tenant to determine current market rent early (Retail Leases Act 1994 (NSW) – Section 32)
S.32 provides certainty to a tenant who wishes to exercise an option to renew, but has concerns about new rent payments.
Australia
13 Mar 2014
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