News Items matching Buying or Selling a Property

Real estate agent caught underquoting

Date: 02 Feb 2017, Filed under: Business & Commercial Law, Property Law

The Minister for Victorian Consumer Affairs Minister Marlene Kairouz stated that another Melbourne real estate agent has been caught underquoting, as Consumer...

Housing affordability continues to improve according to the Housing Industry Association

Date: 27 Nov 2012, Filed under: Banking & Finance, Buying a Home, Building a Home

The Housing Industry Association (HIA) has announced that housing affordability continued to grow in the September 2012 quarter with improvements evident...

Vic stamp duty: property in children's names transferred to parents – no duty exemption

Date: 08 Nov 2012, Filed under: Taxation law, Property

The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal has affirmed a stamp duty assessment issued to husband and wife taxpayers (parents) in relation to the...

ABS: Building Approvals, Australia, Aug 2012

Date: 12 Oct 2012, Filed under: Building & Construction law, Environmental & Planning Law, Property

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has published Building Approvals, Australia, Aug 2012.

NSW construction company in liquidation

Date: 07 Nov 2011, Filed under: Competition & Trade Regulation, Building & Construction law

NSW Fair Trading Minister, Anthony Roberts, said New South Wales Fair Trading would offer every support to consumers affected by the appointment of liquidators...

Housing affordability enjoys temporary respite

Date: 30 May 2011, Filed under: Banking & Finance, Building & Construction law, Buying a Home

Housing Industry Association (HIA) has announced that a slight easing in dwelling prices contributed to improvements in housing affordability in the March...

Queensland gets tough on murderous ex-lovers

Date: 28 Mar 2011, Filed under: Anti-Social Laws, Murder, Renting & Leasing Property

Queensland Deputy Premier and Attorney-General Paul Lucas have announced that new laws targeting murderous ex-lovers, graveyard vandals and unfair landlords...

Investment properties in Australia owned by NZ residents: application of NZ withholding tax

Date: 02 Mar 2011, Filed under: Conveyancing, Building & Construction law, Buying a Home, International Law

NZ Inland Revenue (IRD) has clarified its position on whether New Zealand residents who borrow money from Australian financial institutions to purc...

100,000 homes damaged, 10,000 unsavable — early estimates

Date: 01 Mar 2011, Filed under: Conveyancing, Building & Construction law, International Law

Wellington, March 1 NZPA - As many as 100,000 homes need repair after last week's devastating Christchurch earthquake and 10,000 will have to be re...

Proposed amendments to GST and residential premises: consultation paper released

Date: 27 Jan 2011, Filed under: Buying a Home, Building a Home

On 27 January 2011, the Assistant Treasurer released a consultation paper seeking submissions on the Government intentions to retrospectively amend...


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