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Millennials are the NOW wave

5/1/2018
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Changing the business mindset from Boomer property consumer to Millennial property consumer, is here, Don’t lose sleep,  this article might be of assistance. By: BekHayes Conveyancers – are you meeting the needs of your Millennial clients? By Bek Hayes, CEO AICSAOne of the largest generations in history is about to move into its prime spending years. Millennials are poised to reshape the economy; their unique experiences will change the way we buy and sell, forcing companies to examine how they do...


Purchaser’s obligation to pay an amount for GST on taxable supplies of certain real property

4/27/2018
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LCR 2018/D1Purchaser’s obligation to pay an amount for GST on taxable supplies of certain real property “Schedule 5 of Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Measures No. 1) Act 2018 (the Act) introduces provisions that require a purchaser of certain types of real property to make a payment to the Commissioner that represents the GST payable by the vendor. As a consequence, the purchaser then does not have a liability to the vendor for that amount.  Subject to certain exclusions a purchaser’s liability...


GST Withholding Measure Update

4/5/2018
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The Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Measures No. 1) Bill 2018 was passed on 29 March. Under Schedule 5 of the Bill, purchasers of real estate may be required to withhold GST on the purchase price of new residential premises and new residential subdivisions and remit the GST directly to the ATO on settlement. Generally, these new rules apply to contracts entered into on or after 1 July 2018.It does not affect the sales of existing residential properties or the sales...


AICWA remind that ACCC need to monitor-ARNECC MOR/MPR Version 5.1

3/10/2018
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ARNECC MOR/MPR Version 5.1The AICWA is pleased to again had the opportunity as a key industry stakeholder to make a submission on behalf of its members regarding the draft versions of the MPR and MOR. The revised drafts raise some significant concerns in particular Rules 5.6 to 5.6.5 which limits ARNECC’s ability to regulate the behaviours of an ELNO that may have significant advantage from being the only platform or having derived significant market share from having benefited from various...


Prior possession- Certainty of property access & move in date, but at what cost?

3/9/2018
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“Buyers can generally move into the property once settlement has taken place, unless the O̶ ̶&̶ ̶A̶ ̶o̶t̶h̶e̶r̶w̶i̶s̶e̶ ̶s̶p̶e̶c̶i̶f̶i̶e̶s̶ ̶o̶r̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶h̶o̶m̶e̶ ̶i̶s̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶s̶e̶l̶l̶e̶r̶’̶s̶ ̶r̶e̶s̶i̶d̶e̶n̶c̶e̶  Seller occupied as their ‘principal place of residence’ immediately prior to Settlement. If this is the case the seller may remain until noon on the day after settlement.However, buyers sometimes reach agreement with the seller to move into the property earlier than the settlement date. Buyers who are considering taking possession of a property...


Changes to REIWA General Conditions in 2018

2/21/2018
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Some highlighted changes to the 2018 version of Joint Form of General Conditions (JFGC), might mean that you could see some differences to the 2011 JFGC. Please note, we are not lawyers and are merely relaying some discussions as generically covered in an industry forum. The biggest concern was the ‘Lawyers picnic’ referenced as clause 9.3, where opposing lawyers could argue just about any outcome they desired, for a breach of warranty. Service by email still needed to be ‘signed’...