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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

Queensland’s Project Bank Account regime now in force

To protect the interests of subcontractors, the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act introduces a mandatory requirement for PBAs to be established by head contractors.

01 March 2018

The Senate Economics References Committee interim report on aluminium composite cladding in Australia - What can we learn about further reform?

The interim report forms part of a broader effort by industry and government to address non-conforming & non-complying building products in construction following the Grenfell Tower fire in...

04 October 2017

Common issues in Australian agricultural sale and leaseback transactions

Sale and leaseback deals are an attractive way for institutional investors to obtain exposure to the agricultural sector but there are common issues that need to be carefully...

27 September 2017
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Investing in Australian real estate: Tax concessions for Managed Investment Trusts

A number of tax concessions are available for Australian investment vehicles that qualify as managed investment trusts (MITs) for tax purposes. These were designed to encourage investment into...

15 September 2017

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