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Supreme Court has superior jurisdiction

Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court - settled law

Recently, we appeared in the Supreme Court for an ongoing litigation matter, but specifically we argued a jurisdictional point. The decision was handed down on 26 June 2020. The Supreme Court has now confirmed that what matters it has and does not have jurisdiction to hear. ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
30th June 2020 (Updated 18th June 2022)
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 513
Electronic lodgement of plans is here!

Electronic Lodgement of Plans

The Qld Titles Office has now facilitated elodgement of basic survey plans. This is very welcoming in the current COVID-19 climate. Recently, we saw the Qld Titles Office allow for the electronic signing and sealing of survey plans by both local council and owners, which has ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
8th June 2020 (Updated 18th June 2022)
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 589
Timing is everything for contracts

Drafting of Contracts and Special Conditions

In a recent Qld Supreme Court case delivered on 27 May 2020, the importance of having contract terms and conditions carefully drafted in contracts of sale to avoid ambiguity was highlighted. A buyer attempted to terminate a contract prematurely after the seller supposedly failed ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
1st June 2020 (Updated 18th June 2022)
Duration : 2 Minute Read
Views : 626
Podcast on Build Contracts with Undercover Architect - for everyone to hear.

Get it Right - Build Contracts!

A podcast I was a part of last year, still very relevnt in these times, the only difference being that you need to get advice regarding additional force majeure clause for your ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
1st June 2020 (Updated 18th June 2022)
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 390
Registration of Plans during COVID-19

Electronic Approvals for Survey Plans - Fantastic news!

This is just another example of a further change to traditional processes in the current climate. This will expedite the approvals and registration process for developments. As of tomorrow 27 April 2020, the Titles Registry in Qld will kickstart a new process that will facilitate ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
1st June 2020
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 338
Registration of Plans during COVID-19

Registration of Plans during COVID-19

As many of you may know, the Qld Land Titles Registry is no longer accepting over the counter lodgements of plans, and developers and their lawyers are required to lodge by post. What does this mean for expected time frames? To give you an idea, we recently sent plans to DNR ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
1st June 2020
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 359

New Property Laws in Queensland

This article explores the changes to property and contract law introduced in Queensland by the Property Occupations Act 2014. Queensland's new real estate law: What it means for you Queensland’s new real estate law came into effect on 1 December 2014, and with it some ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
1st February 2015 (Updated 27th June 2022)
Duration : 6 Minute Read
Views : 2079

The Property Occupations Bill was recently passed by Parliament

Changes in Queensland Property Law The Property Occupations Bill was recently passed by Parliament. The Bill will have dramatic changes to property law in Qld. The Bill replaces the Property Agents and Motor Dealers Act 2000 (Qld) ("PAMDA") and is designed to introduce a more ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
14th March 2014 (Updated 11th May 2020)
Duration : 5 Minute Read
Views : 1773

The End to the Stamp Duty Concession

Since August 1, despite Queensland Treasurer Andrew Fraser labelling stamp duty as ‘an inefficient relic that should be scrapped’, the Queensland Government removed its stamp duty concession for everyone other than investors (who were never eligible for the concession) ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
1st October 2011 (Updated 8th May 2020)
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 1484

Stamp duty and the Building Boost Grant

With its latest stamp duty changes, has the Queensland government given with one hand and taken away with the other? Question: I’m looking at purchasing an off-the-plan investment property in Townsville, and have heard that there’s a new incentive for buying a ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
15th August 2011 (Updated 12th May 2020)
Duration : 3 Minute Read
Views : 1468

Queensland stamp duty changes favour investors

Changes to Queensland's stamp duty regime will favour investors over homebuyers, especially when buying new properties. The controversial changes to Queensland's stamp duty regime from 1 August, along with the introduction of the Building Boost Grant, will favour investors over ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
29th June 2011 (Updated 8th May 2020)
Duration : 2 Minute Read
Views : 1495

Child Care : A Legal Services Guide

Child Care | A Legal Services Guide Whether you are a small child care operator or a large corporation, buying a child care centre requires the right legal expertise. In today's market there are unique opportunities for those who may be interested in increasing their current ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
1st January 2010 (Updated 11th May 2020)
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 1419
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