Property & Leasing

Estate Agents Look Out! Be sure to understand new pricing law

New legislation to stamp out underquoting in the real estate industry has been passed. Failing to comply could result in a fine of more than $30,000 as well as potentially forgoing sales commission and other fees resulting from the sale. Ensure you are in compliance with the revised Estates Agents Act.

Broader application of the foreign resident Capital Gains Tax withholding rule

Contracts regarding the sale of some Australian assets by foreign residents are now subject to a 10% withholding regime. Understand your obligations as a buyer and seller and how this new Bill can impact property, lease premiums and mining transactions along with other related concerns you may be a party to.

SEMINAR INVITATION – Making Unfair Contracts Fair

From 12 November 2016, changes to the law will protect small business from unfair contract terms in standard form contracts.

Short-term letting of apartments – know your rights.

Recent rulings find that Owners Corporations cannot prohibit the use of short-term letting of apartments.