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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

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…

Posted on 7 Jul 2017

Capital Gains Withholding Tax

In an effort to combat tax avoidance by foreign residents in 2016 the Federal Government introduced new laws requiring the purchasers of real estate worth $2 million or more to withhold 10% of the…

Posted on 26 Jul 2016

Double Duty and Land Development

The Victorian Government can assess double duty on a transaction where the purchaser named in the contract of sale is different to the person to whom the property is ultimately transferred, unless an exemption…