Relief for Australian hire industry but ‘PPS lease’ trap remains

The Personal Property Securities (PPS Leases) Amendment Act 2017 (Cth) commenced on 20 May 2017. By OLIVER SHTEIN.

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Foreign resident capital gains withholding regime changes set to have massive effect

The foreign resident capital gains withholding amendments increase the number of transactions to which the withholding measure applies but only in relation to property acquisitions…

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When the developers come knocking: considerations when selling a strata block

The strata renewal provisions in the Strata Schemes Development Act 2015 allow for the collective sale or redevelopment of an entire strata scheme to a…

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Are you up to date with the new e-conveyancing transition timetable?

By 1 July 2019, most standard property transactions in NSW will be conducted electronically and all paper Certificate of Titles will be phased out. By…

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Changes to retail leasing legislation: what you need to know

The Retail Leases Amendment (Review) Bill 2017 was passed by NSW Parliament on 21 February 2017. It amends the Retail Leases Act 1994 (NSW). By…

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Getting the numbers right: the hidden traps of the PPSA

The NSW Supreme Court awarded $23 million for a security interest because PPSR registrations were made against the grantor’s ABN and not its ACN. By…

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Real property changes: risk management tips for solicitors

Recent law changes require solicitors to consider additional factors when acting on transactions involving real property. By LUCY WILLIAMS.

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The brave new world of the PPSA: what it means for farmers

Rural practitioners may find that harvest is the right time to remind clients of their potentially improved position under the Personal Property Securities Act 2009. By…

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Residential short-term letting: is it above board?

Short-term letting is booming across NSW thanks to the likes of Airbnb, but not everyone is happy. A recent parliamentary inquiry has broadly condoned the…

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NSW strata reforms: how the changes will affect you

Major changes to the management of strata schemes take effect on 30 November 2016. By ALLISON BENSON.

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