New reforms to provide better protection to buyers of off the plan properties

New laws are set to be introduced to Parliament later this year which will offer stronger protections to buyers of off the plan properties and will also offer greater flexibility around electronic agreements and signing digitally.

E-Conveyancing - what is it?

More and more conveyancing transactions are being completed electronically.

Split deposit clauses - enforceable or not?

What happens when less than a 10% deposit is paid on exchange and a purchaser fails to complete the Contract? 

Benefits of online conveyancing

Online conveyancing is a great way to move quickly on that property you just found and want to buy (and beat other potential buyers) or if you want to sell your property, move quickly on getting the sale process sorted.

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.

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