Category: Property & Construction

Property & Construction

Cash poor but asset rich: How Clubs can unlock the value in their biggest asset

Land redevelopment is an expensive proposition. In considering how to unlock the value of their land ...

Property & Construction

What is community title in the ACT?

Community title is a form of land tenure in the Australian Capital Territory, which brings separate parcels of land together in a ‘community’ of land that have a shared interest or use in common land eg roads or amenities.

Property & Construction

Resolving 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

Subdivide 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 – what you need to know

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

Secure Loan House Caveat

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

Professional Negligence Claims

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