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A widening definition of ‘developer’

As part of the NSW Government’s broader building industry reforms, the recent Residential Apartment Buildings (Compliance and Enforcement Powers) Act 2020 (NSW) (the Act) provides for the proactive investigation and rectification of serious defects in residential apartment buildings by the Secretary of the Department of Customer Services (the Secretary). The Act achieves this through empowering the Secretary to issue to developers:

  • prohibition orders to block the issue of an occupation certificate (or strata plan);
  • stop work orders; and
  • building work...

Property values stay strong in Regional NSW

Despite Covid-19 negatively impacting property prices across most of the country, industry data shows that Regional NSW has been one of the strongest-performing areas of the housing market in...

Understanding Transfer Duty in NSW

Transfer duty, commonly known as stamp duty, is one of the biggest upfront costs when buying a property and it has been known to catch many buyers out when they don’t factor transfer duty into the...

Current Laws Governing Retirement Villages

Australia has an aging population, which is causing retirement village popularity to skyrocket. Because of this, it's essential that the law keeps up with the market demand and the changing...

Downsizing Dos and Don'ts

There comes a time in many people's lives when they look to move from their family home into a smaller, more manageable property.