While buying and selling property across Australia generally follows the same process, there are some substantial differences in the conveyancing process in Queensland and New South Wales that buyers and sellers should be aware of when transferring ownership of property in either state.
New changes to the foreign resident capital gains withholding regime apply to certain taxable property transactions within Australia. These include new obligations on buyers and sellers of real property for contracts entered into from 1 July 2017.
The conveyancing process is complex and involves a number of pitfalls that buyers and sellers can easily fall prey to if they are not familiar with buying and selling property in Queensland. Let DSS Law help guide you through the process from preparing contracts and documents to advising you on the legal implications and risks involved.
The new Planning Act 2016 comes into effect on 3 July 2017 and establishes a new planning framework and overarching policy for land use planning within Queensland. Understand how the new legislation changes the current planning system and how it will impact development outcomes throughout the state.
The insurance building industry in Queensland has faced challenges due to the inadequacy of the QBCC Act to effectively address building insurance considerations. Caution needs to be applied in processing building insurance claims to ensure breaches under the Act are avoided.
With a number of commercial tenants falling into financial difficulty in recent times, it is important for commercial landlords to understand their rights under a lease and the options they have available to them should their tenant become insolvent or enter administration.