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Restrictions on construction and maintenance to further limit the spread of the COVID-19 Delta strain (NSW)

Real Estate

Postponement of the removal of the head contractor licencing exemption in Queensland

On 8 July 2021, the Governor in Council made the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) and Other Legislation Amendment (Postponement) Regulation 2021 (“Postponement Regulation”) postponing the commencement...

09 July 2021

China’s 14th Five-Year Plan — Key takeaways for financial services

On 12 March 2021, China released its much-anticipated economic and social development blueprint for the next five years and beyond – the ‘Outline of the 14th Five-Year Plan...

22 March 2021

Pre-COVID FIRB Thresholds to be Reinstated on 1 January 2021

Late on 9 December 2020, the Treasurer announced that the current $0 monetary screening thresholds for FIRB applications will be lifted on 1 January 2021, resulting for the...

11 December 2020

Queensland COVID-19 relief for tenants – extended, but with two key changes

Queensland’s Retail Shop Leases and Other Commercial Leases (COVID-19 Emergency Response) Regulation 2020 (Regulations) has been amended – extending its effect to the months of October, November and...

28 October 2020

Extension of Commercial Tenancies Declaration

On 10 September 2020 the ACT Government announced the extension of the Leases (Commercial and Retail) COVID-19 Declaration 2020 to assist commercial tenants affected by the pandemic and...

15 September 2020

National Code of Conduct for commercial leases The ACT scheme arrives

The National Cabinet announced on 7 April the Mandatory Code of Conduct (National Code) for leases to COVID-19 impacted small and medium sized commercial tenants.

12 May 2020

New requirements for “Off the Plan” conveyancing

On 1 December 2019 new provisions contained within the Conveyancing Legislation Amendment Act 2018 and associated Regulations came into effect. The new laws require a vendor of residential...

04 December 2019

Key insight into claim on Warranty & Indemnity insurance

The Supreme Court of Victoria has considered whether an insured buyer under a warranty and indemnity (W&I) policy is entitled to indemnity from an insurer in circumstances where...

13 November 2019

Cladding Reforms In Queensland - Where To Next?

This article was written by Scott Watson and Aisling Scott.The Minister for Housing and Public Works has recently announced that the Queensland Government intends to implement a combustible...

06 August 2019

Timber Creek native title compensation determination – High Court gives final judgment

This article was written by Scott Singleton, Nick Testro and Johnathon Hall.On 13 March 2019, the High Court of Australia handed down its decision in the momentous Timber...

15 March 2019

Protecting principals and security of payment – WA Government launches new Industry Advisory Group

In the wake of some high profile WA builders entering administration, the WA Government has launched a review to improve security of payment for local subcontractors.

27 March 2018

Lease Variation Charge Deferral – a step in the right direction

The ACT Government after prolonged deliberations with industry is looking to ease the LVC burden by introducing an option to permit the deferral of the LVC payment.

09 March 2018

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