With increasing financial burdens on the cost of living, it is not uncommon for individuals to seek financial assistance from relatives. Many individuals may turn to the ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ for money to assist in the purchase of a property, vehicle, or other asset. Read more about what you need to consider in this scenario.

Purchasing your first home can be an exciting, but at times an also overwhelming experience. Ensuring that you are fully aware and understand what government support is available to you is vital and could save you thousands in the form of grants and incentives. Read more in our latest blog…

On 1 January 2023, the Retail Leases Regulation 2022 (the “Regulation”) commenced, offering further inclusions for the types of businesses included under Schedule 1 of the Retail Leases Act 1994 (the “Act”).

Gyms and bars now fall under the definition of retail shop and are the latest beneficiary of stronger protections provided under the Act.

Do you have issues with trees on a neighbouring property? Are your neighbour’s trees causing damage to your property or impacting your views? Trees on private property in NSW are governed by the Trees (Disputes Between Neighbours) Act 2006 (the “Act”). Read our latest blog to find out more

What happens when co-owners end up in a dispute over property?

Whether it be siblings, friends or a domestic or matrimonial relationship breakdown if an agreement does not exist and the parties cannot come to a commercial arrangement for the sale of the property, one co-owner can apply to the Court under section 66G of the Conveyancing Act 1919 (NSW) (the “Act”).

Are developers required to seek consent before operating cranes over adjoining properties? The short answer is YES. In most circumstances, individual landowners and owners corporations will own the airspace above their property and a developer will require your consent to swing a crane through that airspace.

Residential Apartment Buildings Act (RABA) – how does it fit into the grand scheme of building regulation?

The New South Wales Government has been making a conscious effort to improve consumer confidence in residential buildings and developments.
As part of the suite of changes is the introduction of a transparent rating system to improve consumer confidence in quality operators and encourage compliance with best practices.

There are 5 factors that the Court is required to consider when making a determination in relation to property proceedings in Family Law matters. These steps are set out as follows:

In the finalisation of the ongoing digital transformation of the conveyancing process in NSW, the Registrar General has announced that from 11 October 2021 all Certificates of Title (‘CTs’) will be abolished and paper based land dealings will no longer be accepted.