COVID-19 | Electronic deeds valid in Queensland

What are the changes? Under Queensland law, prior to 22 May 2020, a deed was required to be in paper, signed under seal and in the case of an individual their signature was required to be witnessed. These requirements have been modified from 22 May 2020 until 31 December 2020 for all forms of deed […]

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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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Going digital – When is an electronic land contract ‘signed’?

When the concept of electronic contracting was first conceived, there was some uncertainty about whether they would be suitable for land sale contracts.  This was due to the requirement in the Property Law Act 1974 that, to be enforceable, a contact for the sale of land has to be: in writing; and signed by the relevant party […]

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