Category: Property & Construction

Property & Construction

Good fences make good neighbours? How to resolve fencing disputes

Disputes between neighbours about the height, colour and materials used for a border fence, not to mention costs, are a frequent source of disputes between Territorians...

Property & Construction

How can you subdivide your rural or farm land in NSW?

In NSW, any plan that creates new boundaries for separate use or occupation constitutes a subdivision of the existing parcel. The purpose of a subdivision is generally so that the owner of a large parcel of land can divide the parcel into smaller lots (being separate titles) to be sold off separately.

Private Clients

Retirement Villages – What could go wrong?

Entering into a retirement village contract is an important financial and legal step – possibly second only to the purchase of your home ...

Private Clients

Buying a Retirement Villa – What you need to know

With an ageing population, the volume and choice of retirement based accommodation is increasing around the country. There has also been a lot of media attention around the fairness of retirement village contracts.

Property & Construction

The Secure Local Jobs Code commences 15 January 2019 – what you need to know and how to get ready

Early in the New Year, the ACT Government is set to impose significant changes to how contractors must tender for Territory-funded works, under its Secure Local Jobs Package ...

Property & Construction

Buying Property in Canberra – What you need to know

Buying a property can be just as overwhelming as it is exciting. Understanding some basics of what is involved will help make the process stress free.

Property & Construction

My loan is secure – I have a caveat on their house!

It is not uncommon for business partners and acquaintances to lend money to one another. Often the arrangements are short term, and in the interests of expediency, the parties prepare a simple document setting out the amount lent, interest rate and the repayment terms.

Property & Construction

Unregistered mortgages: Are they really worth the paper they are written on?

It is becoming more common for mezzanine lenders to accept an unregistered mortgage as security for a loan.

Property & Construction

Lenders – How secure is your loan?

Without security, a loan agreement is, for all intents and purposes, a lengthy and well-dressed IOU.

Private Clients

“My lawyer stuffed up” — Professional negligence claims against

When you engage a lawyer to provide legal services, no doubt you have certain expectations about how those services will be delivered.

Property & Construction

A change is coming for buyers and sellers of residential property: are you ready?

Buyers of certain residential property are not only buyers, they are also part of the ATO's new force of tax collectors, specifically to collect GST...

Property & Construction

Big changes to ACT work health & safety laws for major construction projects

On 7 June 2018 an amendment to the ACT Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (ACT) was tabled in the ACT Legislative Assembly...