Category: Property Law

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POSTED: 29 Jul 2021
As part of the NSW Government’s COVID-19 Recovery Plan, the stamp duty thresholds for the purchase of new homes and vacant land under the First Home Buyer Assistance Scheme (FHBAS) were increased for a 12 month period between 1 August 2020 and 31 July 2021.
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POSTED: 16 Jul 2021
Current COVID-19 Support Package for Tenants and Landlords
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POSTED: 15 Jul 2021
On the 13th of July 2021 the Australian and NSW Government announced a new COVID-19 support scheme which will implement temporary measures to support both tenants and landlords. It will not only financially help the parties to a lease but also help reduce community movement and the potential spread of...
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POSTED: 28 Jun 2021
Stamp Duty is a substantial financial barrier for those attempting to enter or remain in the already competitive New South Wales (NSW) property market. In recognition of this, the state government has released a consultation paper which aims to replace the current stamp duty structure in NSW with a proposed...
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POSTED: 25 May 2021
A recent decision in the New South Wales Supreme Court has led to an interpretation of the meaning of “option to purchase” within the context of the Conveyancing Act (Act). The findings of the court in this matter are expected to have a significant impact on a grantee/vendor’s rights of...
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POSTED: 04 May 2021
On 4 April 2019, the vendor entered into a Contract to sell their residential property to the purchaser for $4,830,000.00 (Purchase Price). In accordance with the Contract, completion of the Contract was scheduled to occur in January 2020.
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POSTED: 17 Mar 2021
Did you know that there are approximately 350 community schemes and 900 neighbourhood schemes in New South Wales?
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POSTED: 14 Dec 2020
The question that may be lingering in the back of your mind, is what happens to my adverse possession claim when I pass? Will my adverse possession claim pass onto my descendants and will they be entitled to keep the property? This question was discussed in the recent NSW Supreme...
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POSTED: 01 Dec 2020
A three-month extension of the HomeBuilder Scheme has just been announced. Whilst the scheme was due to expire on 31 December 2020, it is now extended to 31 March 2021.
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POSTED: 20 Nov 2020
The High Court has recently ruled in the case of Deguisa v Lynn [2020] HCA 39 that registered proprietors of a residential property in Adelaide were not bound by a restrictive covenant because the covenant had not been notified on the Certificate of Title.
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