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New laws for off-the-plan purchases in New South Wales

New South Wales has introduced laws for off-the-plan residential property contracts to foster improved transparency and protection for purchasers. The reforms amend the Conveyancing Act 1919 (NSW) and Conveyancing (Sale of Land) Regulation 2017 and commenced on 1... Read More

What if the Police turn up at your front door?

The criminal process starts with the investigation of an actual or alleged crime. The power for New South Wales Police to search, arrest and detain a person for interrogation comes from the Law Enforcement (Powers & Responsibilities) Act 2002 which sets out when... Read More

Enduring Powers of Attorney explained

 A lot of people have heard of a Power of Attorney however most do not fully appreciate the extent of its power, the benefits it delivers or the types of Powers of Attorney that exist. A Power of Attorney is a useful legal document used to allow someone to handle your... Read More

What is an encroachment?

An encroachment occurs when part of a building or fixture from one property intrudes onto adjoining land. The encroachment may simply overhang or be physically attached to the adjoining property. Examples include overhanging tree branches or awnings from a neighbour’s... Read More

What a Will Kit doesn’t do

There are various ‘Will Kits’ available on-line – most are cheap or ‘free’ and all you need to do is download them and fill in the blanks. Many websites boast that you can prepare your Will ‘without spending hundreds of dollars on legal fees’. Simple, right? Not... Read More

Shining a light on drink driving in NSW

Drink driving continues to be one of the main causes of road fatalities and injuries, responsible for 30% of fatalities and 9% of serious road injuries in Australia. If you consider the statistics it is clear why successive Governments and the Police support strong... Read More

Making Your Will Count – Healthy Will Checklist

It is important for everyone over 18 to have a Will to make sure their wishes are followed and their assets are distributed as they would want after they die. If you don’t have a Will your assets will be divided according to how the law dictates in the rules of... Read More

Avoiding conveyancing traps – special conditions

Conveyancing is the process involving the transfer of legal title of real property from one person to another. The conveyancing process is designed to ensure that the buyer obtains clear title to the property together with all the rights that run with the property and... Read More

Understanding your legal rights if questioned by police

Surprisingly, many people do not know what their legal rights are if they are questioned by a police officer. It is important for everybody to understand these rights, particularly teenage children, young adults or those who may be vulnerable. The way a person reacts... Read More