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Conveyancing and Buying Property in Queensland

Conveyancing is the complete process of transferring land ownership from one person to another under the provisions of a contract for the sale of land. To understand the buying journey and how conveyancing works, it is important to know that each Australian state has its very own set of regulations

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Regional Home Building Boost Grant

Q: Did you know that the Regional Home Building Boost Grant has been extended?  A: The Regional Home Building Boost Grant has been extended until 31 March, 2021. In order to be eligible for the

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Keys at Settlement

Q: When must keys be delivered to a Buyer following settlement? A: Pursuant to the terms of the current REIQ Contract, if the Buyer requests delivery of the keys at settlement not less than two

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Merry Christmas from Ownit

To all of our clients and friends of Ownit we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support during 2020.2020 has been an incredibly difficult year for so many and we

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Home Builder Scheme Extended

The Federal Government has recently announced that the Home Builder Scheme which was due to cease at the end of the year has now been extended until 31 March, 2021.Contracts signed between January and March

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New Enduring Powers of Attorney

A range of changes to the Guardianship and Administration Act 2000 and the Powers of Attorney Act 1998 came into effect on Monday 30 November 2020. A key change is that from 30 November 2020,

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New Services Offered – Wills & Estate

We are pleased to announce that we have recently employed a Wills & Estate specialist Solicitor to assist our clients with all of their Wills and Estate planning needs.  Geoff Cameron comes to our office

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Certificate of Occupancy

On 1 October 2020 Certificates of Classification were renamed to Certificates of Occupancy.   A Form 11 Certificate of Occupancy contains various information regarding the class and permitted use of a building, fire safety and any

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Damage or Destruction to Property

Following recent highly destructive weather events the question arises as to what the rights of a Buyer are when a property is damaged due to a weather event? It is important to remember that under

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Present Use

Q: What if at the Contract Date the present use of the property is not lawful under the town planning scheme? A: This information must be disclosed to the Buyer in the Contract, failure to

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Shared Pools

Residential pools on common property are generally the responsibility of the Body Corporate. Prior to signing the contract, the Seller should obtain a copy of the Pool Safety Certificate from the Body Corporate.  If there

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Matrimonial Exemptions to Transfer Duty

There are certain matrimonial exemptions from the payment of transfer duty for transactions pertaining to the Family Law Act 1975 (Cwlth) and the Property Law Act 1974 (Qld). If the transaction fits the exemption criteria

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