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New Laws affecting off the plan residential contracts

Amendments to the Conveyancing Act 1919 were passed by the NSW Parliament on 13 November 2018 that impose further obligations on developers.The changes affect disclosure, the statutory cooling-off period and rescission of the contract, amongst other things. Disclosure StatementIt will be an offence to offer residential property for sale (that is yet to be created…

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Buying Property

So, you’ve made the decision to buy residential property in New South Wales. Before an unconditional exchange of Contracts is effected (following the expiry of a five (5) business days cooling off period or you have instructed your lawyer or licensed conveyancer to waive such period), you should have a satisfactory pest and building inspection(s)…

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Power of Attorney

What is a Power of Attorney? A Power of Attorney is a legal document that authorises one or more persons to make real estate and financial decisions on your behalf. It can operate in different circumstances such as where you travel overseas and require someone to manage your financial affairs locally for a short time…

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Selling Property

So, you’ve made the decision to sell residential property in New South Wales and have appointed a selling agent to market the property for sale. However, before you can legally offer the property for sale, you must have a Contract for Sale (Contract) that is prepared by your solicitor or licensed conveyancer (excluding particulars of…

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Criminal Law Matters: Issue 8 – To Those in the Heavy Vehicle Transport Industry

Q: WHO IS RESPONSIBLE IN THE HEAVY VEHICLE TRANSPORT SUPPLY CHAIN? A: EVERYONE! A big legislative step in awareness and regulation of safety and compliance in Australia was the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNR) (originally a schedule to the HVNL Act 2012 (QLD)).  The HVNL came into force on 10 February 2014.   The ACT, NSW,…

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Proposed on the spot fines for low-range drink driving offences

The NSW government recently proposed to give police new powers to issue on-the-spot fines and licence suspensions for first time, low-range drink driving offences. A low-range drink driving offence applies to a driver who has recorded a prescribed concentration of alcohol (PCA) of between 0.05 – 0.08. The proposal has generated a lot of discussion,…

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