Queensland Certificates of Title Retention or Abolition?

By admin • In Property LawNo Comments

The Registrar of Titles and the President of the QLS recently sought solicitors’ views on whether paper certificates of title play any useful role in current property law practice and whether there are any compelling arguments for their retention. The corollary seems to be that if no compelling arguments for

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Property Law (Mortgagor Protection) Amendment Act 2008

By ascherylmax • In Property LawNo Comments

The Queensland Government has recently passed the Property Law (Mortgagor Protection) Amendment Act 2008 although the date for commencement has not yet been proclaimed. This Act amends in particular Section 85 of the Property Law Act 1974 (Qld), whereby mortgagees exercising a power of sale are required to take reasonable

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Nil Duty for First Home Buyers

By admin • In Property LawNo Comments

First home buyers may end up paying nil duty if the value of the home is not more than $500,000. This is a result of changes announced by Treasurer Andrew Fraser on June 3. These include a change to the rates of transfer duty and the threshold for transfer duty

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