Not So Fast – Changes Limit the Ability of Developers to Rescind Off-the-Plan Contracts

Recission of off-the-plan contracts in the ACT has been topical in the news and, in response, the Legislative Assembly has recently moved a Bill to provide greater protection to buyers from this occurrence. The Civil Law (Sale of Residential Property) Amendment Bill 2021 seeks to prevent developers from exercising rescission clauses to take advantage of

Not So Fast – Changes Limit the Ability of Developers to Rescind Off-the-Plan Contracts2022-09-08T00:43:20+10:00

NSW Land Registry Services makes a ‘C change’

Property law is crammed with ‘Cs’ – contract, conveyancing, caveat − and everyone’s favourite of the last 18 months, COVID-19. One important word starting with C that everyone should be aware of is cessation, or to be exact, cessation day, when the NSW property space will do away with certificates of title (CTs) for good.

NSW Land Registry Services makes a ‘C change’2022-09-29T22:51:21+10:00

Settlement traffic jam – what property sellers and buyers need to know to avoid delays

Buying real estate is an exciting (and sometimes daunting!) process. You have found your home, contracts have been exchanged, and the settlement period is drawing to a close. Unfortunately, even the best laid plans can go awry. The Snedden Hall & Gallop property team are currently seeing a trend in extended delays in the completion

Settlement traffic jam – what property sellers and buyers need to know to avoid delays2022-09-29T22:57:06+10:00

When can a Landlord be Liable for a Tenant’s Injuries? (Updated)

Who is legally responsible, or liable, if you, the tenant, are injured on or in your rented premises? In this article Richard Faulks and co-author Eddie Stewart talk about circumstances in which your landlord may be held liable. Who is liable? There are many circumstances in which a tenant, occupying premises owned by a landlord,

When can a Landlord be Liable for a Tenant’s Injuries? (Updated)2021-03-09T16:56:26+11:00

Retirement Village Contracts – Look before you leap!

Many older Australians opt to move to retirement villages as a way to take advantage of specialised amenities and community, yet also maintaining their independence. But buying and moving into a unit in a retirement village has some peculiarities that set it apart from an ordinary residential purchase. This article touches upon some brief things

Retirement Village Contracts – Look before you leap!2022-10-04T06:04:18+11:00

When can a landlord be liable for a tenant’s injuries?

Who is liable if you are injured on or in your rented premises? In this article Richard Faulks talks about circumstances in which the landlord may be held liable. Who is liable? There are many circumstances where a tenant is occupying premises owned by a landlord and suffers an injury while using those premises or

When can a landlord be liable for a tenant’s injuries?2019-10-08T11:54:29+11:00

Builders’ licensing, statutory warranties and insurance

There has never been an easy guide to builders’ licensing or builders' statutory warranties and insurance. In light of the growth of building defects and complaints, Dennis Martin has set out a simple overview of some of the important aspects of building licensing and relevant statutory warranties and insurance. Legislation The ACT government’s website (www.planning.act.gov.au)

Builders’ licensing, statutory warranties and insurance2022-10-04T05:53:20+11:00

Retirement villages contracts – changes you should be aware of

Moving into a retirement village should be a chapter of life that you look forward to – whether it’s for the community living or the additional services and lifestyle choices available. However, contracts associated with retirement villages can be complex. In this article Gerald Santucci outlines recent changes to the Retirement Villages Act 2012 (ACT)

Retirement villages contracts – changes you should be aware of2019-09-02T08:31:57+10:00

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