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Featured Property & Conveyancing Blogs

Do I Have a Caveatable Interest?

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

Has Your Building Been Constructed Poorly or Does It Leak?

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.

State Government Surcharge on Foreign Purchasers: No Longer a Foreign Concept

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.

What is a Form 1?

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

Building & Construction Contracts: What You Should Look Out For!

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

What Does the New GST Withholding Regime Mean for Purchasers & Developers?

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

Co–Ownership Agreements

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

What Is the Verification of Authority Requirement?

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

Exemptions From Stamp Duty: Transfers Between Spouses or Former Spouses

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