Trees - do you need Council approval to cut, trim or remove?

Wondering whether you need Council approval to remove or lop trees?  It depends.....

Conveyancing update: changes to Vendor Disclosure and the Contract for Sale from 1 September

We have seen an incredible amount of change in property law over the past 12 months or so and are about to see some more changes.

Breaking Budget news: savings for first home buyers

The NSW Government has now delivered its budget and confirmed the  housing affordability package disclosed on 1 June designed to assist first home buyers enter the housing market.

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?

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