Category: Property

Strata Buyers Beware – Your Building may be on borrowed time

18-January-2019 Commercial Disputes,Property By admin

Don’t assume statutory warranties will automatically result in recovering money for Building Defect rectification Public confidence in Strata Development in Australia, is on a slippery slope and at an all-time low. Streeterlaw warns Lot Owners,...

How to claim outstanding debts in the Local Court

29-November-2017 Commercial Disputes,Property By Mel Collins

Have you entered into a loan agreement that is not being fulfilled? Do you have invoices that remain unpaid by your clients? Have you paid for services you haven’t received? Do you own property that has not been returned? If you’ve answered yes to...

Legal contracts can be altered if the wording is wrong

28-November-2017 Property By Mel Collins

The sale and purchase of any property often represents a milestone in a person’s life. As such, we know how important it is to make sure all of the finer details in a conveyancing contract are correct and agreed upon by both parties. Occasionally, a...

New capital gains tax hits Sydney vendors hardest

16-September-2017 Commercial Disputes,General,Property By Mel Collins

A new rate of Capital Gains Tax, introduced on 1 July, is having a major impact on most Sydney-based real estate vendors. Prior to 1 July 2017, a vendor who was an Australian resident and selling real estate valued at over $2 million, was required to...

Key considerations when a Court decides to divide a couple’s assets

27-August-2017 Family Law,Property By Mel Collins

The division of a couple’s assets by the Family Court is not simply a case of making a mathematical assessment of their relative financial contributions. The Court’s objective is to try and deliver an outcome that is just and equitable to both...

How is property divided at the end of a de facto relationship?

11-March-2017 Family Law,Property By Mel Collins

While de facto relationships are like marriage; and the law treats them in a similar way concerning parenting and property distribution, the intention behind entering into a de facto relationship is widely variable, and this impacts the treatment of a...

Stricter identity checks introduced for property buyers

22-August-2016 Property By Mel Collins

The NSW Land Property Information (LPI) now requires lawyers conducting conveyancing to verify the identity of the individuals or companies they represent, to ensure they have the authority to buy or sell land. (The new LPI standard appears in the new...

Strata cases no longer need legal representation in NCAT

2-February-2015 Property By Evatt Styles

On 1 January 2014, the Consumer, Trader and Tenancy Tribunal (CTTT) amalgamated with around 22 tribunals to form the often described “super” tribunal called the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT). NCAT deals with a broad range of...

Top 10 tips for buying a home that’s right for you

28-August-2014 Property By admin

There are a few things you should keep in mind when you are looking to buy your first home or when you are planning to invest in a new property or even when you intend to move house. Here are the top 10 tips that Streeterlaw believes will assist you to...

Danger in delaying financial settlement

19-August-2014 Property By Simone Green

While there is no legal requirement to finalise a property settlement with your former partner or spouse immediately upon the breakdown of that relationship, there are many benefits in not waiting too long to do so. Divorcing couples must finalise a...