Green Technology and Carbon Neutral Developments

By admin • In Commercial Law, Property LawNo Comments

Gradually, industries are moving towards more environmentally conscious technologies and considering green friendly practices. One does not typically think of the construction industry as the most environmentally conscious, which is partly due to the nature of the business, however there is a growing momentum behind Carbon Neutral Developments, and Green

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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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