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Lawyers must ensure swimming pool and spa compliance
Lawyers must ensure swimming pool and spa compliance

 Karin Derkley 10 Dec 2019

Even though the Sale of Land Act doesn't require property vendors to disclose the compliance status of their swimming pool or spa, lawyers need to be mindful of their obligations under Australian Consumer Law when they act for purchasers or vendors...

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Property: Measurement discrepancies
Property: Measurement discrepancies

 Russell Cocks 01 Dec 2019

Contracts for the sale of land often present a discrepancy between the title dimensions and the physical dimension on the ground. This problem has traditionally been dealt with by an identity condition in the contract...

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Contract of sale of land: Lock, stock and barrel
Contract of sale of land: Lock, stock and barrel

 David P Lloyd, Murray McCutcheon and Robert Bradley 01 Nov 2019

The 2019 LIV/REIV contract of sale of land varies in many important respects from the contract of sale of real estate previously in use...

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Transfer of Land Act: Caveats and contracts of sale
Transfer of Land Act: Caveats and contracts of sale

 Philip Barton 01 Nov 2019

Under the caveat provisions, cases can turn on whether a contract exists or has been rescinded with twists involving nominees, unsubdivided land and obligations outstanding after settlement. Provision of purchase monies involves further issues...

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Property: Avoiding off the plan contracts
Property: Avoiding off the plan contracts

 Russell Cocks 01 Nov 2019

Avoiding off the plan contracts is a common topic for this column. March 2019 and July 2018 considered sunset clauses, October 2015 looked at avoiding for quality defects and May 2015 considered statutory avoidance rights...

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Property disputes: Dispute resolution guidelines updated
Property disputes: Dispute resolution guidelines updated

 Paul Snow 01 Nov 2019

Revised guidelines allow conveyancers to refer disputes to the LIV’s sub-committee for resolution, where the other party is represented by a lawyer...

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Implementation of the Sale of Land Amendment Act 2019
Implementation of the Sale of Land Amendment Act 2019

 Property and Environmental Law Section 15 Oct 2019

The LIV has provided a submission to Consumer Affairs Victoria regarding the implementation of the Sale of Land Amendment Act 2019...

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Reminder: Phase out of Plan Acceptance counter services
Reminder: Phase out of Plan Acceptance counter services

 Property and Environmental Law Section 02 Oct 2019

Land Registry Services is phasing out its face-to-face 'over the counter' lodgment service for plans under the Subdivision Act 1988 and survey-based transactions...

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LIV/REIV Contract of Sale of Land seminar
LIV/REIV Contract of Sale of Land seminar

 Property and Environmental Law Section 01 Oct 2019

The LIV recently hosted a seminar on changes to the new LIV/REIV Contract of Sale of Land...

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LIV Contract of sale: Moving to transaction-based use
LIV Contract of sale: Moving to transaction-based use

 Mark Kurtze 01 Oct 2019

The LIV/REIV Contract of Sale of Land has been redesigned for full online delivery...
 

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LIV Contract of sale updated
LIV Contract of sale updated

 David P Lloyd, Murray McCutcheon AM and Robert Bradley 01 Oct 2019

The 2019 edition of the LIV/REIV Contract of sale of land varies in many important respects from the Contract of Sale of Real Estate previously in use...

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Property: Retail lease outgoings
Property: Retail lease outgoings

 Russell Cocks 01 Oct 2019

The September LIJ column relating to retrospective rent review considered the case of Phillips v Abel [2019] VCAT 1031. The case is of sufficient importance to bear closer examination...

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GST at settlement - update to forms
GST at settlement - update to forms

 Property and Environmental Law Section 17 Sep 2019

The ATO has updated its GST at settlement forms...

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Submission on swimming pool and spa safety standards
Submission on swimming pool and spa safety standards

 Property and Environmental Law Section 17 Sep 2019

The LIV has prepared a submission on the proposed Building Amendment (Swimming Pool and Spa) Regulations 2019...

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Property: Retrospective rent review
Property: Retrospective rent review

 Russell Cocks 01 Sep 2019

Leases generally specify a method of rent review, often on an annual basis. How time sensitive are such reviews?...

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