Off the plan sales and changes to the property

Can the purchaser of an apartment off the plan terminate the contract because the carspace allocated to the lot contained a PWD symbol? Perhaps surprisingly the issue was recently considered by the Supreme Court of New South Wales[1].  The decision provides a useful reminder of the principles which apply to variations between contract and settlement. […]

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Real estate agent email hacked but buyer pays the price

If you have bought or sold a property recently, you probably received a warning about relying on emails directing you to pay money to a particular bank account without first checking with the sender that the email has not been altered. Given the amount of money involved, real estate transactions are a prime target for […]

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COVID-19 | Update: NSW Government introduces new regulations for retail and commercial leasing

Following the Mandatory Code of Conduct released by the National Cabinet on 7 April 2020 (Code), the New South Wales Government has introduced the Retail and Other Commercial Leases (COVID-19) Regulation 2020 (Regulations). The Regulations introduce temporary measures to provide urgent relief for retail and commercial tenants as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The […]

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COVID-19 | Cth Government releases Code of Conduct for Commercial Leasing Arrangements

Following on from our earlier update, the Commonwealth Government has now released the mandatory Code of Conduct (Code) which the National Cabinet have agreed should be implemented by all states and territories in an effort to address the impacts of COVID-19 on commercial tenants (including retail, office and industrial).  This announcement comes after the Government’s […]

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COVID-19 | Proposed Code of Conduct for Commercial and Retail Tenancies

The economic impact on both landlords and tenants during the COVID-19 pandemic continues to increase as stricter social distancing measures and restrictions on gatherings affect the ability of business to operate and trade from commercial and retail premises. The National Cabinet met on 3 April 2020 to discuss the proposed Code of Conduct for Commercial […]

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Continuing Professional Development – 31 March 2020 | Legal ethical dilemmas in commercial and corporate transactions

Below you will find the recording from our recent Continuing Professional Development morning, hosted via webinar on Tuesday, 31 March 2020. If you have any queries regarding the session topic, or related issues, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the presenters or our wider team. Legal ethical dilemmas in commercial and corporate […]

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COVID-19 | Emergency Measures for Tenancy Laws in NSW

The economic pressure on tenants and landlords during the COVID-19 pandemic is increasing resulting in the mandated closure of a large number of businesses under the Public Health Act 2010 (NSW) and rise in unemployment.  On 26 March 2020 the COVID-19 Legislation Amendment (Emergency Measures) Bill 2020 (Bill) was passed in New South Wales Parliament. […]

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