Capital Gains Withholding Payments? What are they? Does it affect me?

Last year, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) introduced new requirements to assist with the collection of Foreign Resident’s tax liabilities. This latest change impacts all Sale Contracts where the purchase price is $750,000 or more, regardless of whether you are…

Precedent set – Vendor recovers deficiency in sale price on the resale of their property!

While the current Contract for sale of Land clearly sets out the rights of a Vendor when a Purchaser defaults (unable to settle), we now have a case which supports it {Kelly v Galafassi & Anor [2013] NSWSC680} This Article…

Is your swimming pool compliant? New laws kick in from 29 April 2014!

If you are thinking of selling your property and you have a Swimming Pool or a Swim Spa/Spa Pool you need to read this: Is your Swimming Pool or Swim Spa/Spa Pool registered on the Swimming Pool Register? For the…

What is Title Insurance?

Did you know … Title Insurance is something you should consider NOW as part of your purchase transaction … EVEN BEFORE EXCHANGING CONTRACTS? What is Title Insurance? Title insurance is an insurance policy which can cover you for costs arising…

Purchaser sued for deficiency in resale price – a real case to follow!

Toni Colette sued over deficiency in resale price Did you know the standard Conveyancing Contract allows a Vendor client to sue a Purchaser following default of the Contract and recover any deficiency in the purchase price on resale? This will…