Changes to the Foreign Resident Capital Gains Withholding regime

In the 2017 Budget announcement the Government advised of changes to the Foreign Resident Capital Gains Withholding (FRCGW) rate and threshold which will impact property disposals from 1 July 2017.

Encroachments on Property & Boundary Disputes

Boundary disputes or the potential for boundary disputes usually arise when one neighbour re-develops their property, either by a small renovation or something on a bigger scale.  Why does this happen?

Swimming pools and certificates of non-compliance

Now that the new disclosure regime for swimming pools is in force when selling and leasing a Property, it is a good time to look at some of the practical impacts of those changes and the trends we are seeing.

Short term holiday rentals: are they legal?

The recent craze of Airbnb, Stayz and the like does not seem to be slowing down.  As such, many of our clients and friends are looking for a way to capitalise on the short term holiday letting market. 

Granny Flats: what you need to know

One trend which we are seeing a lot more of is people wanting to build a granny flat on their Property either for additional family accommodation or to generate an income stream.  

Leasing back after a Property sale: what you need to know

Vendors often need to lease back the Property that they have just sold.  It is not always a straightforward process between the parties as they have different expectations of how this works in practice. It is essential that the details are...

Buying a property: inclusions and exclusions

Potential buyers of properties often fall in love with one particular item on a property.  What happens when on moving day they discover that the fountain which was the centrepiece of the front of the property has been removed?

First home buyers NSW

Are you looking at buying your new - and first - home?  There is so much information floating around re the conveyancing process, Office of State Revenue grants, the increasing price of property it is often hard to get all the information you...

Off the plan properties: know your warranty and defect periods

Off the plan properties are becoming a very popular choice for many people, particularly first home buyers.

Small property size: strict lending criteria may apply

There has been recent publicity around a would-be buyer of a property exchanging contracts for an apartment.  The Bank, prior to settlement, declined to finance the property because it was 47 square metres.  The result?  A very angry buyer who...

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