Articles & updates

Keep up to date with the latest developments in conveyancing
and property law.

September 23

New, or near-new, exemption certificates for property developers

Generally, foreign persons require approval from the Foreign Investment Review Board (‘FIRB’) when entering into contracts for the purchase...

September 23

An Important Reminder for Property Purchases through your Self-Managed Superannuation Fund

If you are considering purchasing a property through your self-managed superannuation fund (‘SMSF’), it is essential that prior to entering...

September 23

Buying a Property in Australia: FIRB Approval

Buying a property in a new country can always come with its challenges The FIRB regime is a complex area that needs to be considered when...

October 23

Tips for First Home Buyers

Buying your first home is a long-term investment and a significant milestone It is important to ensure that you are prepared and properly...

January 31

First Home Buyers – The Federal Government’s New Initiative

Saving a 20% home loan deposit could be a thing of the past for some first home buyers On 1 January 2020 the Australian Federal Government...

November 28

Property Transactions – New GST Withholding Rules

On 1 July 2018, the Australian Taxation Office (“ATO”) introduced new GST withholding rules for certain property transactions, to deal with...

November 28

How to sign a deed, and why it’s important

Deeds are regularly signed incorrectly by individuals, companies and powers of attorney on behalf of parties A failure to sign a deed correctly...

November 26

Joint Tenants or Tenants in Common?

“Are you buying the property as joint tenants or tenants in common” A question often followed by a furrowed brow and the response...

November 01

The future is here – paperless conveyancing

A standardized national conveyancing system has been implemented in Australia to allow numerous property transactions to take place entirely...