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  1. Attention landlords! New legislation affecting ability to recover land tax

    27 June 2017 | Property & Commercial Law

    On 22 June 2017, Queensland Parliament passed the Revenue Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 to close what it saw as a loophole in the law relating (only) to non-retail leases unfairly benefitting landlords and penalising tenants. Parliament clearly took the

  2. Expanded scope of energy efficiency disclosure laws

    14 June 2017 | Property & Commercial Law

    From 1 July 2017, the threshold for disclosing the energy efficiency of commercial office space will be reduced to 1,000m2 (currently 2,000m2). If your building is caught by this threshold then, subject to some exceptions, you must obtain a Building...

  3. Amendments to Retail Shop Leases Act take effect to restore Lessor’s defence for defective

    13 June 2017 | Property & Commercial Law

    The Court and Civil Legislation Amendment Act 2017 (Qld) (the Act) received assent on 5 June 2016. The Act makes amendments to over 30 acts and across a range of subject matters. Most relevant, the lessor’s defence for defective disclosure contained

  4. Lessor’s defence for defective disclosure restored to the Retail Shop Leases Act

    25 May 2017 | Property & Commercial Law

    Queensland Parliament have now passed the Court and Civil Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 on 23 May 2017. The Bill restores the lessor’s defence for defective disclosure to the Retail Shop Leases Act 1994. Once the Bill receives assent (expected in.

  5. More property sales to be caught by foreign resident CGT laws

    23 May 2017 | Property & Commercial Law

    The Federal Government’s crackdown on foreign residents not paying CGT is set to expand following the budget announcement that the relevant threshold for withholding will drop to $750,000 from 1 July 2017. This means, procedurally at least, more...

  6. Parliamentary Committee gives the go ahead for amendments to the Retail Shop Leases Act

    22 May 2017 | Property & Commercial Law

    On 15 May 2017, the relevant Parliamentary committee recommended the Queensland Parliament pass the Court and Civil Legislation Amendment Bill 2017. The Bill will amend the Retail Shop Leases Act 1994 to restore the lessor’s defence for defective...

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