Category: Property Law

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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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POSTED: 04 Nov 2020
The NSW Government have introduced strict new laws for short-term rental accommodation hosts, guests, letting agents and online booking platforms. The popularity of short-term rentals has increased in recent years and is now a $30 billion a year industry with online booking platforms such as Airbnb making it easier for...
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POSTED: 14 Oct 2020
A five year legal battle has ended in victory for Johanna Connor and her husband who are residents of Darlinghurst’s Horizon building and the owners of a now very happy miniature schnauzer named Angus. The NSW Court of Appeal has ruled that blanket ban ‘no pet’ by-laws do breach the...
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POSTED: 02 Oct 2020
We have all seen the horror of people forced to evacuate their homes in towering ‘skyscrapers’ due to serious and often irreparable defects. Countless people suffering financial and personal loss years down the track because unbeknown to them, the building that their apartment is in is uninhabitable and unsafe.
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POSTED: 24 Sep 2020
The NSW Government has just announced a further extension of the measures which were established to assist Tenants and Landlords that have been financially disadvantaged as a result of COVID-19.
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POSTED: 15 Sep 2020
Most recent Supreme Court commercial leasing decision brings comfort to the retail industry
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POSTED: 02 Sep 2020
When purchasing a property there are particular risks that can arise; for instance, will there be a covenant that only allows you to build a one storey home? Will there be a covenant that does not permit you to use the property for commercial purposes? Do these covenant run with...
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POSTED: 28 Jul 2020
At the end of July it was announced there would be an extension of the current First Home Buyer Assistance Scheme (‘the Scheme’). The proposed changes are set to become operational from 1 August 2020 and continue for 12 months thereafter.
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