Property & Leasing

Changes To The NSW Retail Leasing Legislation

Earlier this year, the NSW parliament passed legislation to change the Retail Leases Act 1994. The updated legislation will take effect on 1 July 2017 and will introduce significant reforms to the Retail Leases Act that will affect landlords and tenants of retail premises in NSW.

STAMP DUTY AND TRANSFERS BETWEEN SPOUSES AND DOMESTIC PARTNERS

Victorian couples contemplating altering their property holdings between themselves must act quickly to avoid paying stamp duty. These changes were announced in the Victorian State Budget and will come into effect on July 1, 2017.

Stamp Duty Cuts and Changes to First Home Owner Grant Effective 1 July 2017

Housing affordability is one of the biggest issues facing young people in today’s society with many first home buyers ‘locked out’ of the property market due to a decline in housing affordability. In a push to make housing more affordable for Victorians, the government has made changes to the First Home Owner Grant and stamp duty. This article explains how this will affect you.

Toothless Tiger, Hidden Dragon? The ACCC’s New Year’s Resolutions

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has announced it will be fighting tooth and nail in 2017 – demanding higher penalties, confronting the market leaders and defending small businesses against unfair standard form contracts. Investigations are underway and the ACCC will be taking enforcement action this year against numerous companies for unfair terms in business-to-business standard form contracts.