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Posted Sep 07, 2015 Strata Titles Act 1973 is getting a make over

Over twenty five percent (25%) of Sydney’s population are currently living in a strata complex. This number continues to grow each year. This was the trigger for the proposed new changes as strata laws have remained largely unchanged for over fifty (50) years. The Minister for Fair Trading, Victor Dominello says: “By 2040, about half […]

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Posted Sep 07, 2015 Buying a property – some tips on buying your new home

1. Research Looking for a property can be a time consuming and frustrating task. Giving up all of your spare time each weekend to be herded through with scores of other potential buyers can be exhausting. You probably have an idea of where you want to buy, how much you can afford to spend and […]

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Posted Sep 02, 2015 Solutions for Developers

Is Zoning A Problem? A Local Environmental Plan (LEP) is a legal instrument that zones land and imposes various requirements to control development. An LEP applies to a particular area, which may be the whole or a specific part of a local government area. If the LEP does not provide for what your development requires […]

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Posted Sep 02, 2015 The Sale Process

  Here are some tips on selling your home: 1. Prepare A Contract For Sale A residential property must not be advertised for sale until a Contract of Sale has been prepared. The Contract must contain certain documents including a copy of the title documents, drainage diagram and a current Zoning Certificate (s 149) issued […]

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Posted Aug 28, 2015 Can you bank on it?

The question of whether a Principal has the right to call on a contractor’s bank guarantee for failure to perform was recently considered in the Court of Appeal of Victoria. Initially, the Supreme Court rejected the entitlement of the Principal to call on bank guarantees based on a strict construction of the contract. This position […]

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