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Sydney developer uses squatters rights to claim ownership of a property in NSW
The Court ruled in favour of a property developer who claimed squatter's rights to obtain ownership of a Sydney property.
Australia
22 May 2019
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Escaping city life and moving to the country? Make sure you do your due diligence
Before moving to the bush, you should do the research, develop a checklist and consider pros and cons of country living.
Australia
22 May 2019
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Before buying property with friends, be aware of the potential pitfalls
There are pitfalls in co-ownership which need to be addressed before committing to a property investment with friends.
Australia
16 May 2019
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Before buying property with friends, be aware of potential pitfalls
Buying property with friends can involve financial and emotional risks and it can end friendships, if things go awry.
Australia
2 May 2019
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A win for off-the-plan buyers in NSW – developers can no longer use sunset clauses for financial gain
This case gave off-the-plan apartment buyers a victory over developers who use a sunset clause to renege on a contract.
Australia
10 Apr 2019
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Can I convert my shed into a granny flat without council approval? No!
Changing the use of a non-habitable area into a habitable area should not be done without council approval.
Australia
27 Jun 2018
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Joint tenants or tenants in common – which one should you choose?
Article discusses the difference between joint tenants and tenants in common.
Australia
23 May 2018
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Conveyancing through the ages in NSW
This is an evolution of land ownership and land transfer in NSW from the arrival of the First Fleet to the modern day.
Australia
5 Feb 2018
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What can you do if the view from your property is about to be blocked?
The sad fact is that under the law you can't own your view.
Australia
4 Dec 2016
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Identity checks vital to combating fraud in property transactions
Conveyancers, lawyers and real estate agents must ensure that their clients are not victims of fraud or identity theft.
Australia
1 Nov 2016
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Check new off-the-plan laws before buying property in NSW
Off-the-plan buyers now will have greater protections that require developers to justify any sunset clause termination.
Australia
25 May 2016
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Non-compliant pool in NSW could drown home sale or lease
A certificate of compliance must be attached to a sale or rental contract of any property with a swimming pool or spa.
Australia
8 May 2016
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Legal dangers in new NSW pool safety rules
Property law specialists warn that new NSW laws for backyard swimming pools may introduce dangers for legal liability.
Australia
9 May 2013
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