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Category: Conveyancing & Property Law


Risks of off-the-plan property purchases in NSW

Risks of off-the-plan property purchases in NSW

Purchasing property off-the-plan in New South Wales can be an exciting venture. However, off-the-plan developments also contain potential pitfalls and risks that property purchasers need to be aware of.
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Purchasing a property with a waterfront licence in NSW

Purchasing a property with a waterfront licence in NSW

In this article, we explore what land is owned by Crown Lands and applying for Domestic Waterfront Licences, as required by Crown Lands when owning waterfront property NSW.
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Crown Land leases and sub-leasing guidelines

Crown Land leases and subleases NSW

If you have a Crown Land lease, there are also options to sublease that land. In this article, we explore what land is owned by Crown Land, Crown Land lease applications and subleases under a Crown Land lease.
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Property tax vs stamp duty for new home buyers in NSW

Property tax vs stamp duty for new home buyers in NSW

Eligible new first home buyers in NSW now have an option to pay an annual ‘property tax’ instead of the upfront lump sum stamp duty.
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Accepting less than 10% deposit when selling property

What if I accept less than 10% deposit when selling my property?

We look at the risks and benefits associated with accepting a lower deposit (like 5%) than has been traditionally accepted when selling property.
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The importance of severing joint tenancy during family law proceedings

The importance of severing joint tenancy during family law proceedings

A primary reason to sever a joint tenancy after separation is to protect your interest in property should you die unexpectedly.
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Differences between joint tenants and tenants in common

Should I purchase property as joint tenants or tenants in common

The two options when purchasing property with others are to purchase as either joint tenants or tenants in common. Here, we explore the differences.
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Rate adjustments and other expenses due at settlement

Calculating rates and other expenses when buying or selling property

In this article, we outline how the balance to be paid by a purchaser on completion of a property conveyance, is calculated when considering these rates and expenses.
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A guide to the importance of pre-purchase inspections when purchasing property in NSW

Pre-purchase property inspections NSW

When purchasing property in NSW, it's important to take steps before exchanging contracts, including if purchasing at auction or where no cooling off period applies, to ensure you know the property and how you are going to purchase it.
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Electronic witnessing of legal documents is here to stay in NSW

Electronic witnessing of legal documents is here to stay

The remote witnessing of important legal documents such as Wills, Statutory Declarations and Affidavits over audio-visual link technology is now here to stay in NSW!
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Explore the processes for transferring a property to a surviving spouse in the event of death

Transferring property to a spouse or partner after death

If you own property in NSW and intend for the title in the property to pass to your spouse in the event of your death, the process of ensuring this occurs is different depending on how the property is owned
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Paper certificates of title abolished in NSW from October 2021

NSW paper Certificates of Titles abolished October 2021

As part of the transition to an entirely electronic conveyancing system, the NSW Government abolished all paper Certificates of Title in New South Wales on 11 October 2021.
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