Category: Property Law

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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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POSTED: 11 May 2020
Following the advent of the Retail and Other Commercial Leases (COVID-19) Regulations 2020, which prompts landlords to assist in adopting rent relief for their tenants, the NSW Government has recently introduced a land tax relief system that will act as an incentive for Commercial and Residential Landlords to provide this much needed rent relief for those in financial duress as a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic.
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POSTED: 08 May 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a number of difficulties in relation to the lodgement and registration of numerous real property documents with NSW Land Registry Services. This in turn has impacted, or has potential to impact, a large number of people, including anyone wishing to buy, sell, alter or vary any Property, to landlords and tenants and mortgagees and mortgagors. Like the majority of society, the NSW Land Registry Services is introducing a number of initiatives which aim to adapt to the COVID environment and make processes more remotely accessible, for industry professionals and individuals alike.
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POSTED: 30 Apr 2020
If you are a “foreign person” investing in Australia, be that real estate, businesses or other assets, you should be aware of the existing framework of approvals required from the Australian Government, and in particular the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB), prior to the acquisition of these assets.
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