Category: Property Law

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POSTED: 20 Jul 2018
The recent decision in the case of DGF Property Holdings Pty Ltd v D Federico; DGF Property Holdings Pty Ltd v Butros [2018] NSWSC 344 provides clarity and guidance as to when a court will consider it “just and equitable” to make an order allowing the vendor to rescind an off-the-plan contract with a sunset clause in accordance with section 66ZL of the Conveyancing Act 1919. It is clear from the facts of the case that the court will consider the impact on both the purchaser and vendor when making an order.
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POSTED: 11 May 2018
Finding an aboriginal artefact on your land has significant consequences for a landowner, particularly if you are looking to develop or build on the land. Aboriginal objects are the property of the Crown, not of the landowner of the property on which they are found. Furthermore, the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1975 (NSW) imposes offences on individuals who ‘harm’ (which is defined to include moving) these objects.
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POSTED: 19 Mar 2018
On 13 February 2018, the NSW Government introduced the Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Measures No. 1) Bill 2018 (Bill) that proposes to change the way GST is paid for particular real property transactions. The Bill will not become law until it has received Royal Assent.The proposed amendments were introduced to address non-compliance by vendors who avoid payment of GST through a process known as ‘phoenixing,’ whereby the vendor would dissolve their business prior to lodgment of their next BAS statement.As part of the settlement process, purchasers will be required to remit the GST applicable to the sale directly to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), as opposed to the current framework whereby the vendor is responsible for remitting the GST.
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POSTED: 06 Dec 2017
On 6 November 2017, the Treasury released Draft Legislation outlining the new Good and Services Tax (GST) measures coming into play from 1 July 2018. Provided the Draft Legislation is passed without change, below is a summary of the key concepts that will apply to the sale and purchase of “new residential” property.
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