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When a Plan Comes Together: Reforms to Off-the-Plan Contracts to Commence Before Christmas

by |November 18, 2019

After much industry consultation, reforms to the conveyancing laws governing off-the-plan contracts will (finally) commence in New South Wales on […]

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Purchasers Forced to Help Stop GST Evasion by Property Developers

by |May 15, 2018

Since its introduction in 2000 by the Howard Government, the goods and services tax in Australia (or GST as it […]

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A Leg-Up for First Home Buyers: 2017 Budget Changes to Impact Real Estate Investors

by |July 7, 2017

Both the Federal and New South Wales Governments have recently announced a number of changes in their budgets that will […]

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Pay Back: Estranged Son Claims Property Transferred by Father to Other Children

by |May 5, 2017

With housing affordability in Australia’s capital cities an issue for the younger generation, parental assistance is becoming all the more […]

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Independence Day: NSW Supreme Court Dismisses Adult Stepson’s Family Provision Application

by |March 7, 2017

Since the 1980’s, the percentage of blended families and stepfamilies in Australia has more than tripled. In addition to difficult […]

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Will Made by Schizophrenic Man Declared Invalid by Queensland Court

by |January 24, 2017

In order for a person to make a will, they must possess the necessary capacity to understand its effect and […]

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“I Was Here First”: Missing Owner Leads to Competing Claims for Ownership of West Sydney House

by |January 11, 2017

Generally, the registered owner of a property is prima facie entitled to exclusive possession of that property. However, this is […]

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Flying the Nest with Part of the Nest Egg: Son Obtains Interest in Father’s Home by Paying Mortgage

by |December 5, 2016

With property prices in Australian capital cities continuing to rise and first home buyers now taking an average of nine […]

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NSW Says Hello to Priority Notices and Starts to Farewell Paper Certificates of Title

by |November 16, 2016

With the rise of electronic conveyancing, the New South Wales government is in the process of phasing out paper certificates […]

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Parsons v Davison: Court Removes Dilatory Executor

by |November 8, 2016

An executor enjoys a position of great trust and power. As the person (or persons) responsible for administering a deceased […]

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