No more paper certificates of title from 1 October 201917 April 2019 | Real Estate and Commercial Law
Do you have a paper certificate of title for your property? Only about 11% of owners do. If you are part of the 11%, be warned – paper certificates of title will become worthless on 1 October 2019. What are the changes? Amendments to the Land Title...
Queensland's new waste levy could have you throwing money away16 April 2019 | Real Estate and Commercial Law
With the Waste Reduction and Recycling (Waste Levy) Amendment Act 2019 receiving royal assent on 21 February 2019, Queensland’s new waste levy is officially going live on 1 July 2019. The Act imposes the levy on operators of waste disposal...
Human Rights Act for Queensland6 March 2019 | Real Estate and Commercial Law
It’s official! Queensland has now joined Victoria and the ACT with its own legislation protecting human rights. The Act introduces protection for 23 human rights including recognition and equality before the law, freedom of expression, protection of...
Selling or buying a joint interest? 12 clauses to regulate the transfer of your joint ownership19 June 2018 | Real Estate and Commercial Law
Whether you're selling to or buying from another joint owner, or selling to a third party, there are a number of clauses you can use to regulate the transfer of a joint owner's interest. Click the image below to read more.
Disclaimers – they won’t necessarily stop a claim31 May 2018 | Real Estate and Commercial Law
There are a number of misconceptions out there about how disclaimers apply in practice. Yes, disclaimers sound good, but the courts have made it clear that a disclaimer as to the accuracy or otherwise of information or a representation will not be enough...
Another step in the process - GST withholding obligations commence 1 July 2018.4 April 2018 | Real Estate and Commercial Law
The legislation introducing GST withholding obligations for buyers of new residential properties has now passed both houses of parliament. As a result, buyers will be required to withhold and pay GST to the ATO, commencing from 1 July 2018. Contracts...