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Priority Notices to Replace Settlement Notices

The Land and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2016 (LOLA Act 2016) became law on 30 March 2017.

The Act has amended the Land Title Act 1994 (Qld) and Land Act 1994 (Qld) to provide for Priority Notices to replace Settlement Notices and some other minor amendments.

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2017 Annual Land Valuations

On 8 March 2017, the Valuer-General issued annual land valuations for approximately 1.19 million properties across Queensland.

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Provable Debts

Are advances under a continuing guarantee after the date of bankruptcy provable debts?

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Commercial Building Disclosure

Are you selling or leasing a commercial building?

Beware from 1 July 2017 more commercial buildings will be required to provide Energy Efficiency disclosure requirements.

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Body Corporate Law

High Court statement on a Body Corporate’s obligation to act reasonably

We all know someone who lives in a community titles scheme. We probably know someone who isn’t happy with decisions made by the Body Corporate.

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Court of Appeal Slipping Cases

Recent Court of Appeal decisions highlight the need for property occupiers to be on guard against the risks of slipping.

The Queensland Court of Appeal handed down two judgments on 28 October 2016 which are useful reminders of the need for property occupiers to be vigilant against the risks of slips.

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Changes to the Retail Shop Leases Act

Changes to the Retail Shop Leases Act 1994

Are you aware of the upcoming changes?

Changes to the Retail Shop Leases Act 1994 (the Act) take effect on 25 November 2016 and it is critical that Landlords and Tenants are aware of how the changes, particularly in relation to options to renew, will affect them.

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Unfair terms - changes to ACL

Is your real estate contract affected by the changes to the ACL?

From 12 November 2016, proposed changes to Australian Consumer Law will mean that businesses that employ up to 19 people will enjoy the same protections as ordinary mum and dad consumers from unfair terms in standard form contracts for the sale or lease of land.

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Appointing a statutory trustee for partition

There is obviously a significant amount of real property in Australia that is owned by more than one person; the iconic example being the family home held as joint tenants. But what happens when one co-owner no longer wants to be a ‘co-owner’ with the other?

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Unfair terms - changes to ACLBAK

Is your real estate contract affected by the changes to the ACL?

From 12 November 2016, proposed changes to Australian Consumer Law will mean that businesses that employ up to 19 people will enjoy the same protections as ordinary mum and dad consumers from unfair terms in standard form contracts for the sale or lease of land.

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