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Who owns “your” Nature Strip?

Posted on: May 12th, 2022 by John Bateman

Your nature strip is the piece of land in front of your property which forms part of the road…

Risks of buying a new property before finalising your Family Law property settlement

Posted on: September 19th, 2021 by John Bateman

If you’ve recently separated and wish to move on with your financial matters, it’s important to close off on…

Paper Certificates of Title Abolished with move to total eConveyancing

Posted on: September 19th, 2021 by John Bateman

New changes to the Land Titles system in NSW have been introduced that will transition NSW away from paper-based…

Do you have an encroachment?

Posted on: May 5th, 2021 by Trudi Kuitert

An encroachment relates to a building or structure that intrudes on or crosses over another person’s land.  The NSW…

Victory for Pets in Strata Scheme By-Law Dispute

Posted on: December 8th, 2020 by Trudi Kuitert

With more and more people now living in strata blocks, it is perhaps unsurprising that there has been so…

What is a caveat?

Posted on: November 3rd, 2020 by Trudi Kuitert

The word ‘caveat’ means ‘beware’ and arises in various legal contexts however it is specifically linked to property law….

New Residential Tenancy Laws

Posted on: July 8th, 2020 by Trudi Kuitert

Significant changes to NSW residential tenancy laws have recently commenced with amendments being made to the Residential Tenancies Act…

NSW: Off-the-plan contract reforms commenced on 1 December 2019

Posted on: December 9th, 2019 by Trudi Kuitert

Significant off-the-plan residential contract reforms commenced on 1 December 2019 as a result of amendments that were made to…

Murder in the house – Disclosing “Material Facts”

Posted on: November 11th, 2019 by Trudi Kuitert

It’s reasonable to assume that most people wouldn’t want to live in a home where something horrid has occurred,…

Title Insurance – is it worthwhile?

Posted on: September 18th, 2019 by Trudi Kuitert

Buying a property has some inherent risks which may cause loss or affect ownership of the property in the…