Your information resource

Posted on 23 Jan 2024

Important changes to property tax laws affecting vendors and their contracts of sale of land

The State Taxation Acts and Other Acts Amendment Act 2023 (Vic) has recently been passed by Parliament and introduces significant changes to property tax laws in Victoria, some of which will have an impact…

Posted on 25 Nov 2022

Clear as Mud – interpreting terms in Commercial Contract Disputes

Whether it be a sense of urgency to obtain a fully signed contract, frustration over a long and drawn out negotiation period, or simply wanting to strike while the iron is hot, it may…

Posted on 5 Jul 2019

New laws in relation to “off the plan” contracts

The Sale of Land Amendment Bill 2019 (Vic) has been passed by Parliament and will affect a vendor’s ability to terminate a residential “off the plan” contract under a sunset clause. A residential off-the-plan…

Posted on 4 Jul 2019

Adverse Possession

Adverse possession has been defined as ‘possession of land contrary to the interests of the rightful owner’. Adverse possession can arise when you have been using land which you do not own for an…

Posted on 30 Apr 2019

Property Co-Ownership: What is the difference between joint tenancy and tenancy in common?

When purchasing property together with another person or persons, whether it be your spouse/partner, sibling, friend or business partner, it is important that you consider the way in which you wish to co-own the…

Posted on 29 Apr 2019

Is your Heads of Agreement or email exchange binding?

When negotiating a purchase or sale or other transaction, often parties will wish to confirm the terms in writing by email or by signing a Heads of Agreement or Key Terms document. This can…

Posted on 4 May 2018

Conveyancing Information for Sellers

It is our role to safeguard your interests throughout the Conveyancing process.  From your first decision to sell your property right through to completion, it is important that you consult us at each stage…

Posted on 4 May 2018

Conveyancing Information for Buyers

Conveyancing involves a number of processes, some quite complex.  They include: Obtaining finance The Contract Payment of deposit Title check Planning and other checks Insurance Settlement Post settlement A number of questions commonly arise….

Posted on 4 May 2018

Due Diligence Checklist

Consumer Affairs Victoria Click here to view   Author: Cathy Drake Published: 4 May 2018   The information in this article is general in nature and is not to be relied upon as legal…

Posted on 7 Jul 2017

Soil Test Special Conditions

Be wary of Vendor prepared soil test special conditions For many Australians, buying vacant land in a new estate, and then building their dream home, is a cheaper alternative to buying an existing residential…