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  1. Selling or buying a joint interest? 12 clauses to regulate the transfer of your joint ownership

    19 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.

  2. Disclaimers – they won’t necessarily stop a claim

    31 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...

  3. 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...

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

    27 June 2017 | Real Estate and 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...

  5. Expanded scope of energy efficiency disclosure laws

    14 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...

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

    13 June 2017 | Real Estate and 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...

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