End-to-end accountability in the construction of NSW residential apartment buildings

A guide to the next stage of reforms set to commence on 1 July.

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Caveats in PEXA: Buyers (and solicitors) beware

Why solicitors need to take care with caveats in PEXA.

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Family law land transfers where one party is self-represented

How to handle the dilemma of unrepresented parties in electronic property settlements.

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It’s official – paper CTs are set to go. But is your practice prepared?

With all paper CTs set to be cancelled by mid-2021, we consider the practical implications for legal practices and other businesses.

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Purchaser surcharge duty: risk management tips for solicitors

With Revenue NSW audits on the rise, we set out the extra precautions you should consider when acting for ‘foreign persons’ in real property transactions.

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Harsh, unconscionable, oppressive: Angus has the last bark on strata by-law

NSW Court of Appeal overturns blanket prohibition on keeping pets in strata buildings.

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The impact of COVID-19 on commercial leasing

Sneakerboy decisions are the first to provide guidance on interpretation of the Code for retail and other commercial leasing agreements in NSW.

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NSW Government sets residential developers in its sights

Get up to speed on the next instalment of NSW building reforms, set to commence on 1 September.    

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A new duty of care: Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020

NSW building reforms and the new and retrospective statutory duty of care to protect owners from defective building works.

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NSW duty and land tax surcharges to impact discretionary trusts

Trustee of a discretionary trust owning NSW residential property? What you need to do before 31 Dec to receive an exemption & refund for foreign surcharges.

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