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Posted Jun 11, 2019 Residential Property Developers and Purchasers Affected by Cladding Legislation Changes
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Summary of the New Laws Almost two years have passed since the Grenfell Fire in June 2017 and five years since the Lacrosse Fire in Melbourne 2014. To address public fire safety concerns following these two incidents, new laws have passed for buildings that are affected by external combustible cladding material. In summary, the owners…

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Posted Feb 01, 2019 Are your PPSR Registrations about to expire?
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The Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) is 7 years old as at 30 January 2019. This means that 7 year registrations have started to expire. Once a registration expires it can’t be extended or renewed and you may become an unsecured creditor. Re-registering an expired registration may mean the loss of priority to other creditors…

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Posted Jul 26, 2018 How to Negotiate Your Agency Agreements
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It is imperative for development sales agents to understand that one of the most essential components to any real estate development project is that there be a sufficient level of sales at an early stage for a Developer to indicate to their financier as to the commercial viability of the development. The Developer’s financier would…

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Posted Apr 24, 2018 Pre-Separation Financial Agreements
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The Rise of Pre-Relationship Financial Agreements Financial Agreements commonly referred to by practitioners as Binding Financial Agreements (BFAs) continue to stir controversy amongst practitioners whom practice Family Law. Some swear by them, others avoid them like the plague and most would participate in drafting a few reluctantly, but would really prefer to defer the task…

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Posted Mar 27, 2018 eContracts As A Part of eConveyancing
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Settlements through PEXA have been in operation since 2014. And while PEXA has gained quite some momentum in the shift towards electronic transactions, being one of the most popular topics of dinner conversations between property lawyers and conveyancers – “Are you on PEXA?”, PEXA currently impacts only the settlement process, but does not provide any…

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