Queensland e-conveyancing update

Queensland’s shift towards a fully digital land registry has taken further steps forward with enabling legislation passed by the Queensland parliament in recent months. The Revenue and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2018 expands the scope of transfers which can be carried out within an e-conveyancing network to all freehold land types (vacant, residential, commercial and industrial) with […]

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I didn’t mean to sign that –when can a party escape from a contract because they didn’t understand it?

You are negotiating a deal and it becomes clear the other party has misread or misunderstood the effect of a clause in the document.  Do you point this out to the other party or stay silent and hope they don’t notice? The risk of staying silent is highlighted by the recent decision of the Victorian […]

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New Cladding Laws – A Guide for Building Owners

The Building and Other Legislation (Cladding) Amendment Regulation 2018 introduces a new regime for identifying and assessing the risk of cladding products on privately owned buildings in Queensland. The regulation is the Queensland government’s response to the Grenfell Tower fire and the subsequent work of the Queensland Non-Conforming Building Products Audit Taskforce. Who is affected? […]

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