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Posted May 30, 2017 NSW Retail Leases Act amendments – Effective from 1 July 2017
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Not since 1994, have there been such radical amendments to the NSW Retail Leases Act (RLA). Coming into force on 1 July 2017, a number of key changes will alter the balance of legislated requirements for Retail Leases. It is important that both Landlords and Tenants are aware of the amendments and be prepared for…

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Posted Apr 20, 2017 eContracts and eConveyancing: What Real Estate Agents need to know.
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Presented by Kreisson and InfoTrack Claire Martin, head of the Property Department at Kreisson, is one of Australia’s most prevalent property lawyers and has been involved in thousands of property transactions since 2000. She recently completed her LLM Applied Law (Property Law) and sits on the Law Society of NSW’s Property Law Committee and is…

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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 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 Sep 14, 2016 Handy Hints on Buying A Home
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Lease –vs- Licence In certain circumstances when buying a property, you may also be required to enter into additional contractual documents such as a lease or Licence to gain possession of the property prior to settlement. Those with the right to deal and transact in relation to the occupying interest of a property have the…

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