Does your family trust hold residential real estate in NSW? If so, you must read this.

On 24 June 2020, amendments to the Duties Act 1997, the Land Tax Act 1956, and the Land Tax Management Act 1956 were enacted. As a result, it is essential that trustees of all discretionary trusts review their trust deeds, in o...

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Landmark decisions add controversy to pet ownership in strata schemes

The legal fight for pet ownership rights in strata buildings has just taken a major setback. In a series of highly contentious matters, the New South Wales Civil & Administrative Appeals Panel ('Appeals Panel') has overturned ...

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Company execution of documents in a COVID-19 world

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a rapidly changing working environment, which has required companies to constantly pivot and adapt. In particular, signing paper documents in accordance with the law has become particularly ch...

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COVID-19 and commercial leases – Victoria issues Regulations to implement the Code

Download PDF - Commercial Leases Regulations - Covid19 Background On 7 April 2020, the National Cabinet published a mandatory Code of Conduct (the Code) setting out the principles to guide negotiations around the structuring of ...

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Commercial Leases and COVID-19 – Mandatory Industry Code

The Prime Minister announced on Tuesday, 7 April 2020 that the Commonwealth, the State and Territory governments have agreed on a "mandatory" industry code of conduct governing commercial, industrial and retail leases impacted by ...

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Retail and commercial leases in a COVID-19 world

This post is available as an info sheet: download here The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on retail and other businesses, most of whom occupy leased premises, and will continue to do so for some time. Tenants...

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