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How much of the farm have the foreigners bought?
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • September 15 2016

Since 1 July 2015 foreign persons have had to report interests they hold in agricultural land (regardless of value) to the ATO. The data provided is


Common Provisions Act set for imminent commencement
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • September 15 2016

The remaining provisions of the Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Act 2014 will commence on 27 September 2016. We understand the


Queensland landlords' rights to recover land tax under commercial leases confirmed
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • September 12 2016

Queensland landlords with commercial leases, and their tenants, should be reviewing outgoings and land tax recovery clauses in leases, following the


When is a document executed as a deed in fact an agreement?
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • June 16 2010

When is a document that states that it is "executed as a deed" not, in fact, a deed?


Nine questions and answers for the new non-resident withholding tax (NRCGTWT)
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • July 12 2016

The new non-resident withholding tax applies to every contract entered into after 1 July 2016, subject to the three exemptions below. From 1 July


Estoppel: will equity help those with unclean hands?
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • February 5 2015

Business prudence ordinarily requires that commercial leases be formalised, the terms clearly outlined and agreed between the parties, and any


Leasing negotiations: when can a landlord's promise to a tenant give rise to damages?
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • February 19 2015

Landlord and tenant negotiations can often result in encouragement or assurances being provided to the tenant, even on a casual basis. This recent


Evicting a tenant in breach of the lease: what's "reasonable time" to serve the termination notice?
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • June 6 2013

Landlords who want to re-enter the premises and terminate a lease for a breach of covenant for a non-rent breach generally must serve a breach notice


Verification of identity in NSW - full compliance now required
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • August 4 2016

From 1 August 2016, full compliance is required with the NSW new identity verification rules in conveyancing transactions. The NSW Land and Property


The heat is on: more commercial properties swept up in energy efficiency rules
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • August 18 2016

More commercial properties will need NABERS ratings and Building Energy Efficiency Certificates from 1 July 2017. More owners and landlords must