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In construction and design contracts, the Australian Consumer Law implies a statutory guarantee that the construction or design services will be provided with due care and skill.

As part of the South Australian Budget for 2019, a sweeping new scheme has been announced by the State Government which will overhaul land tax assessment in South Australia. A new

Foreign purchasers will be required to pay a 4% surcharge of the dutiable value of property acquired (including part of a property or a part interest in the property) in South Australia.

The Stamp Duties Act 1923 outlines a variety of situations where parties will be exempt from paying stamp duty when transferring their interest in property. Section 71CB of the Act

It is important for builders, contractors and individuals to have the correct building contract in place when they are building a new property or renovating an existing property. This is critical

Effective from 1 July 2018, GST payable on new residential properties and subdivisions will now be withheld by purchasers and remitted directly to the Australian Taxation Office. These changes

A caveat (derived from the Latin word for ‘beware’) is essentially a warning or caution that can be registered on the Certificate of Title to a property to prevent any further dealings with

The Verification of Authority policy was introduced in South Australia in July 2016 and requires legal practitioners, conveyancers and mortgagees to take reasonable steps to verify 

A Form 1 is a formal disclosure statement made by the Vendor outlining particular details relating to the property. A Form 1 must be served on a purchaser pursuant to section 7 of the Land and

Have you or are you intending to purchase a property with another person such as a friend, family member or investor? Have you considered who will be responsible for certain

As of 1 July 2017, in circumstances where a foreign resident disposes of certain taxable Australian property, the purchaser is required to withhold an amount from the purchase price

Are you interested in purchasing property but concerned about the potential tax implications and risks involved? Are you unsure whether you should own your property in your personal

Signing the contract is a major step in the process when purchasing property. Many people overlook critical details in the contract by rushing through the sales process and failing to