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Sweeping changes to the Victorian off-the-plan stamp duty concession will increase duty on most sales ahead
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • July 20 2017

Victoria's off-the-plan stamp duty concession will soon be a distant memory for the vast majority of off-the-plan sales. The Victorian Government has


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?


1 July 2017 start for significant changes to the Foreign Resident CGT Withholding Tax regime - are you ready?
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • June 23 2017

If you're involved in transactions concerning Australian land, you need to factor in changes to the Foreign Resident CGT Withholding Tax regime (FRWT


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


Significant changes to New South Wales stamp duty laws round-up
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • June 30 2017

Two key pieces of legislation to broaden New South Wales' revenue base are now law, so any trustees, landholders, or businesses in the residential


New Land Access Ombudsman to take referrals of disputes about CCAs and make good agreements
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • June 8 2017

The Land Access Ombudsman would be an independent body to investigate and make recommendations on resolving disputes involving a conduct and


South Australia abolishes stamp duty on non- real property transactions effective immediately
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • June 19 2015

Key Points: South Australia has abolished stamp duties on all non-real property transactions, and will abolish it for certain real property


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


Defective caveats are ineffective caveats
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • November 10 2016

Failure to comply may mean that the caveat will be ineffective to prevent registrations of interests inconsistent with the caveat or could be grounds


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