There are special rules that apply to commercial leases that fall within the definition of being a “retail lease”. Under the Retail Leases Act 1994 (NSW), landlords must, amongst other things, comply … [Read more...] about Retail landlords – know your obligations under the Retail Leases Act
Proper procedure should be followed when changing by-laws within a strata scheme – this includes adding, modifying or repealing a by-law. But in some circumstances a resolution in relation to a by-law … [Read more...] about When the validity of a by-law is challenged
The New South Wales Government introduced legislation last year bringing into effect surcharges on stamp duty and land tax, to be payable on residential property purchased or owned by anyone falling … [Read more...] about Surcharges on stamp duty and land tax for foreign persons – will it affect you?
Commercial leases typically are for a fixed initial term of, say, 3 or 5 years, with an “option to renew” period of a further 3 or 5 years. The lease document will note the specific dates within … [Read more...] about Do you know how to exercise your option to renew your lease?
As you may be aware, owners of certain types of property are required to pay capital gains tax when the property is sold. This is normally accounted for when the vendor does their next tax return. … [Read more...] about Extra steps for property sales over $2 million
Shire Legal acted for a client purchasing a property at Burraneer through a local real estate agent. The client had first seen the property 12 months prior when he was not seriously in the market to … [Read more...] about Which real estate agent is entitled to the commission?
A few years ago, Shire Legal acted for a client purchasing a property at Kurnell. There was nothing particularly unusual about the transaction – it was a standard family home being sold from one … [Read more...] about What is the problem with unapproved building works?
There are a number of reasons why it’s a good thing to know your neighbours and be on good terms … but one situation that may not come immediately to mind is when you want to renovate or develop your … [Read more...] about Love thy neighbour – especially if you’re renovating! Using easements to your advantage.
As some people may be aware the government passed new legislation, the Conveyancing Amendment (Sunset Clauses) Act 2015 (NSW), at the end of last year with the sole purpose of amending … [Read more...] about Developers pulling out of off-the-plan contracts
There is a lot of interest regarding the proposed rezoning of the Sutherland Shire, pursuant to the newly drafted Sutherland Shire Local Environmental Plan 2013. The key topics arising under the … [Read more...] about Sutherland Shire Local Environmental Plan 2013