Megan Johnson

First Home Buyers Entitlements

The New South Wales Government introduced a new State Budget from 1 July 2017, which included the First Home Buyers Assistance Scheme.

Updated Conveyancing (Sale of Land) Regulations

From 1 September 2017 three major changes were introduced into the Conveyancing Regulations, Schedule 1, being the documents which must be attached to a Contract for Sale of Land.

Adams & Partners Lawyers looking to hire a Conveyancing Secretary with experience

The Conveyancing Team at Adams & Partners Lawyers Penrith are looking to engage a Conveyancing Secretary that has at least 2 years experience. If this interests you, have a look at our ad on Seek.com: http://www.seek.com.au/job/31126446?pos=1&type=standard&engineConfig=&userqueryid=178789908108834468&tier=no_tier&whereid= 

New Laws affecting Sunset Clauses – Off the Plan Contracts

The New South Wales Government has recently introduced an amendment to the Conveyancing Act 1919.  The amendment includes Section 66ZL into the Act. 

New laws against under-quoting by real estate agents

Due to reforms made by the NSW Government, when marketing a residential property from 1 January 2016, agents must ensure the following: The estimated selling price must be provided in the agency agreement and the agent must give the seller evidence of the reasonableness of this estimate; The estimated selling price can be represented as either …

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Swimming Pool Compliance

Due to changes in the Swimming Pools Act 1992 (NSW), from 29 October 2013, swimming pools and spas will be required to be registered via an online register of pools. This applies to all pools, not just new ones. The Act also sets out that from 29 April 2016, all contracts for sale for property that …

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First Home – New Home Scheme

From 1 January 2012, the First Home Plus Scheme will be replaced by the First Home- New Home Scheme. The amendment provides that an agreement or transfer will only be eligible for concession or exemption if the property being purchased is a new home or vacant land to be used as the site for a …

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Buying a Property – Some Frequently Asked Questions

Buying a home is one of the most expensive and important investment decisions that most people will make in their lives. When you find your ideal property, contact us at Adams & Partners Lawyers to receive competent advice and explanation about the transaction.

The Residential Real Estate Purchase Process – A handy diagram

Following on from our sales diagram, our team has put together a handy flowchart of the purchase process for residential real estate!

Property Enquiry Reports – FAQs

What Are Enquiry Reports? When purchasing second hand freehold and strata properties (such as units and villas) it is highly recommended that a purchaser order pre exchange enquiry reports.

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