Category: Property Law

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POSTED: 28 Jul 2020
This week the Berejiklian government announced 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. If you are an eligible first home buyer under the Scheme then you are now potentially entitled to a further saving. The increased thresholds are as follows:
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POSTED: 21 Jul 2020
The recent decision of The Owners — Strata Plan No 58068 v Cooper which provided that ‘no pet’ by laws were ‘harsh, unconscionable and oppressive’ has been overturned by the appeal panel.Similarly, the decisions of The Owners — Strata Plan No 55773 v Roden and Spiers v The Owners — Strata Plan No 77953 have resulted in negative outcomes for pet owners hoping to keep their pets in their apartments.
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POSTED: 22 Jun 2020
Transactions relating to the sale and purchase of property inevitably involve the transfer of large amounts of money. In reality, for most people, buying and selling property is the largest transaction that they are a part of.
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POSTED: 16 Jun 2020
In this day and age, it is common to purchase units “off the plan”, meaning a unit in a building which has not been finalized, or even commenced. As most of these kinds of units are in apartment complexes or like buildings, car parking is often an essential aspect of the property being acquired. There are however inherent significant risks for a Purchaser in entering into these kinds of arrangements. As you are purchasing property not yet constructed, it may be that certain elements of the property are not exactly as pictured, or as agreed. The location of car spaces or storage units may also be different to initially described, if described at all.
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POSTED: 10 Jun 2020
Is another tenant to your strata being a nuisance? Are other tenants effecting your exclusive use to parking? Or are you having difficulty interpreting complex by-laws? A current case at the Supreme Court of NSW provides some clarity on these issues by commenting on the interpretation of Strata By-Laws at law, as well as what is required when determining if someone is being a nuisance.
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POSTED: 09 Jun 2020
If you have ever experienced loss or damage at the hands of faulty common property in your strata scheme, you will appreciate that seeking compensation can be a difficult and complex process. To add to this scenario, there has long been confusion regarding the appropriate legal body to seek adequate relief from, whether it be through a tribunal or a relevant court. From the extensive costs of repairing the property, to the loss of tenants and rental income, it is clear to us that people require accurate and timely legal advice in reaching a remedy to this strata breach.
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POSTED: 04 Jun 2020
Do you want to renovate your existing home or build a new one? The Government’s $25,000 handout could be very helpful in making your dream home come true.
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POSTED: 02 Jun 2020
Do you want an apartment lifestyle but don’t want to leave your furry friend behind? Can an Owners Corporation ban you from having a pet?
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POSTED: 18 May 2020
The recent environment brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic has presented a number of difficulties in relation to the execution of documents, including plans and instruments which must be lodged for registration with NSW Land Registry Services.
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POSTED: 14 May 2020
If you sadly lost your home in the horrific bushfires recently, please read this article, it may help you. In the wake of the 2019/2020 NSW Bushfires, Revenue NSW has introduced the NSW Bushfire Transfer Duty Relief Scheme.
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