Property & Conveyancing

Buying a Property Subject to Probate or Letters of Administration – May 2020

What is a property sold subject to Probate or Administration? Buying a property subject to Probate or  Administration is when a property is listed for sale and sold without the Executor or Administrator yet being registered on the certificate of title. The deceased remains on title until such time the Court grants Probate or Letters …

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Transfer Duty (formerly Stamp Duty) Exemptions and Family Law

Transfer duty is payable on property transactions in NSW. It is administered by Revenue NSW. Transfer duty is payable when you buy: Property Investment property Vacant land or farming property Commercial or industrial property; or A business, including land This is relevant in a family law property settlement, when one party seeks to retain the …

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Fencing Disputes “Good Fences Make Good Neighbours”

When buying a property, you often look to the location, views, amenity and the structure of the house.  What is often overlooked is the fence dividing the property with the neighbour. What is unknown is how your neighbour will react if there is a problem with the fence.  One of the more common problems people …

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New Requirements for off the plan Contracts entered into after 1 December 2019

An off the plan purchase is where a property is sold without the lot being created at the time the Contract was entered. From the 1 December 2019 Vendors are to have the following annexed to the Contract:- Disclosure Statement https://www.registrargeneral.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/567663/Disclosure-Statement-Form-Off-the-Plan-Contracts.pdf A draft plan prepared by a surveyor. Any restrictions or easements are to be …

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