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Q. What changes are being introduced in respect of Certificates of Title? A. From 1 October 2019, a paper Certificate of Title will become an item of historic or sentimental value only and will no longer need to be deposited with the Titles Registry when a transaction is...

Q. What happens when a Natural Disaster occurs? A. If a party cannot meet their obligations under a Contract due to a natural disaster the in certain circumstances time will no longer be of the essence. Related: What are the essential elements of a contract of sale on lands? Buyers Guide Sellers...

On 1 July 2018, a new House and Land Contract Version 15 and a new contract for Residential Lots in a Community Titles Scheme Version 11 were released. It is recommended that these new versions of the contracts are used from 1 July 2018. The...

Q. Is a Seller limited to claiming interest at the “Default Rate of Interest” or "Default Interest Rate" when they are asked to extend for example the settlement date? A. No. A Seller may agree to extend or not agree to extend on whatever terms they wish and...

Q. When does Stamp Office require a valuation report for a residential property transaction?   A. In most cases stamp duty is simply paid on the purchase price shown in a Contract for a residential property transaction. In some cases, for example, where the transfer is by way of...

Q1.How does the Cooling Off Period apply to Contracts? A. A cooling off period applies to all Contracts for the sale of residential property in Queensland, other than: A Contract formed on a “sale by auction” or; Where the Buyer has obtained a Lawyers Certificate waiving the...

Q.What date should be inserted as the Conveyancing Contract Date in the item schedule of the Contract? A. We recommend that the Conveyancing Contract date should be inserted as the date the Seller signs the Contract. You should note however that the Cooling Off Period in this...