DIY Conveyancing vs Engaging a Conveyancing Solicitor

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There are many administrative and legal tasks associated with buying or selling a property. Without adequate knowledge or time commitment, completing these tasks can be very stressful. However, there are generally two common options when undertaking Conveyancing procedures: either do it yourself or hire a licensed professional. While both options have their own set of … Read more

8 Tried and Trusted Tips for Selling Your Home

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The real estate market is ever-changing and tactics that worked yesterday might not cut it today. It’s difficult to figure out how to sell when you’re new to the home selling process. There are lots of questions that will come to mind. You may wonder is it the right time to sell a home. Are there any honest … Read more

End of GST Transitional Arrangements on 1 July 2020

On 1 July 2018 GST Withholding legislation commenced, introducing complex rules that required the recipient of a supply of new residential property or potential residential land (typically a Buyer) to withhold GST at settlement and remit it to the ATO. Transitional arrangements generally applied to contracts or options entered into prior to 1 July 2018, as long as … Read more

Pool Safety Laws

Pool Safety Laws The Building Act 1975 (Qld) requires owners of swimming pools to comply with the pool safety standard in Part MP3.4 of the Queensland Development Code. The standard, which deals primarily with swimming pool barriers, was introduced on 1 December 2010 and pool owners were given until 30 November 2015 or an earlier date of … Read more

Dividing fence disputes

What is a Dividing Fence Dispute? A dividing fence dispute may arise if owners of adjoining properties disagree about fence construction or maintenance. Dealing with dividing fences Owners of adjoining properties may be equally responsible for the construction and repair of the dividing fence. When wishing to build an adjoining fence you should give your … Read more

Certificates of title are being discontinued

From 1 October 2019, paper certificates of title will no longer have any legal effect. This means that from this date, you don’t need to: return an existing certificate of title to the Titles Registry before a transaction can proceed request to dispense with a certificate of title if it’s been lost, stolen or destroyed. From 1 October 2019, … Read more