Category: Property & Construction

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...

Property & Construction

Managing the rise of Airbnb — is there really a problem?

Earlier this month, Meyer Vandenberg together with the Planning Institute of Australia and Capital Crown Leasing...

Property & Construction

ACT building owners: changes to cooling tower laws affect you!

What is a Cooling Tower? A cooling tower is a device for lowering the temperature of water by evaporative cooling...

Property & Construction

Builders beware: NSW cracks down on the use of unsafe building products

Most of us will remember the fires which ripped through the Grenfell apartment tower...