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Posted Nov 10, 2016 Using Other People’s Plans Can Be Costly
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In a recent decision in the matter of Henley Arch Pty Limited (“Henley”) v Lucky Homes Pty Limited (“Lucky Homes”) [2016] FCA 1217 (13 October 2016), the Federal Court ordered damages against Lucky Homes and the owners for the use of a plan prepared and issued by Henley.  Background Henley operated a home building business…

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Posted Nov 10, 2016 Options
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What is an Option? An Option is a contractual right to buy or sell property within certain parameters such as time and/ or triggering events set out in a Deed . There are three (3) types of Options used in transacting Real Property:   Call Option – Requires someone to purchase the property. It is…

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Posted Nov 10, 2016 Builders Licence Refusal Overturned
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Kreisson acted for the Applicant in a recent application to the New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal Occupational Division (NCAT) for a merit review of the decision by New South Wales Fair Trading (Fair Trading) to refuse an application for a contractor’s licence in the category of general building work.* Background The Applicant is…

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Posted Oct 19, 2016 Foreigners buying Australian Property in NSW
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Recently the New South Wales (NSW) and Commonwealth of Australia governments introduced additional fees and charges regarding the transacting of property by foreigners. In NSW a foreign purchaser now needs to take the following additional charges into consideration when budgeting to buy into the great Australian dream: FIRB fees A four per cent (4%) surcharge…

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Posted Oct 19, 2016 Collective Sales and Renewals Seminar
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ARE YOU: The owner of a unit in a strata plan? A developer or builder undertaking renewal or development of strata schemes? A strata committee member looking at options for an aging building? A strata manager looking for information to assist your clients?   From 30 November 2016 strata schemes will be able to collectively agree…

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