Expanded scope of energy efficiency disclosure laws14 June 2017 | Real Estate and 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...
More property sales to be caught by foreign resident CGT laws23 May 2017 | Real Estate and 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...
High Court Rules on Dissenting Unit Owners’ Votes17 October 2016 | Real Estate and Commercial Law
Community titled lots are now a popular form of property holding in Queensland. One of the challenges is that lot owners do not always agree on everything. Some proposals to the body corporate can only be passed by a resolution without dissent. This means...
Property Occupations Act – it’s official28 November 2014 | Real Estate and Commercial Law
The commencement date of the Property Occupations Act 2014 (POA) has been announced as 1 December 2014. A summary of the relevant changes is set out in our previous alert.
Goodbye PAMDA - Property Occupations Act Now Passed14 May 2014 | Real Estate and Commercial Law
The Property Occupations Act (POA) was passed last week. It is expected to commence in the next few months and will supersede the unpopular Property Agents and Motor Dealers Act (PAMDA).
Investing in Your Due Diligence - Because it's worth it3 April 2014 | Real Estate and Commercial Law
The expressions “a stitch in time saves nine” and “better to be safe than sorry” can be painful truths for a purchaser of real estate where the appropriate due diligence was not carried out. The cost involved is relatively low when compared to the often significant purchase price and...