The sun sets on developers using Sunset Clauses

Developers are in the firing line again as the Victorian Government seeks to restrict the ability of developers to terminate an “off the plan” contract of sale. The Sale of Land Amendment Bill 2018 (Vic) (Bill) was introduced to the Parliament by the Minister for Consumer Affairs on 21 August 2018.  The Bill seeks to […]

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Are you ready for the GST withholding regime?

Changes to the payment of GST on new residential property are due to take effect from 1 July 2018.  The changes are an administrative measure which although not imposing a new tax, do have significant ramifications for property developers as it will impact the settlement process and cash flow. The changes apply to sales of […]

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Use of electronic signatures

Most documents used in day-to-day business can be signed electronically in Australia. The Electronic Transactions (Victoria) Act 2000 (ETA) governs electronic transactions in Victoria. Electronic signatures The ETA does not contain a prescribed definition of what would be an ‘electronic signature’.  Therefore, an electronic signature may take the form of an image of an individual’s […]

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