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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


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


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


Resumption processes to be streamlined under new amendments to the Acquisition of Land Act 1967
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • May 9 2013

The Land, Water and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 (Qld) was passed by the Queensland Parliament on 3 May 2013. The aim of the Act is to


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


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


Queensland's first compensation case under the land access regime - what does (and doesn't) it mean?
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • June 21 2012

The Peabody case provides the first judicial guidance on the land access regime, but doesn't resolve all of the uncertainty


Foreign resident capital gains tax withholding made simple
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • July 12 2016

Australian property vendors should apply online to the ATO to get a clearance certificate immediately a sale of relevant property is contemplated. The