Regulating Air BnB: When sharing stops being caring

What are the issues? Global company Airbnb has spearheaded the emergence of what is now known as the ‘Sharing Economy’- a phenomenon which has glided swiftly past the cumbersome clutches

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The Latest on Swimming Pool Safety and the Law

Royal Life Saving had reported that approximately 36% of downing deaths, during summer, are children below the age of five years. Furthermore, in 2015 there was a 30% increase in

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Getting Digital- Property Conveyancing Goes Electronic

On 28 February 2017, the NSW Government set out a detailed timetable to transform NSW into, what it hopes to be, the world’s most efficient and secure place to buy

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Emojis & the Law

Emojis have been used to communicate emotions and feelings in a way that words often cannot. While sometimes ambiguous, their relevance has not been dismissed by the Courts. In 2015,

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When 5 + 5 Doesn’t = 10

With housing prices at an all-time high, deposits of less than 10% are progressively becoming normal. Often, the deposit is split in half; 5% to be paid on exchange and

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Does Your Trust Own a Residential Property in NSW?

If your trust owns or is purchasing residential property, it may be liable for a NSW land tax surcharge of 0.75% for the 2017 land tax year and 2% from

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Improving the Integrity of GST on Property Transactions

On 9 May 2017, the Government announced that it will strengthen compliance with the GST law by requiring purchasers of newly constructed residential properties or new subdivisions to remit the

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eConveyancing

On 28 February 2017, the NSW Government set out a detailed timetable to transform NSW into, what it hopes to be, the world’s most efficient and secure place to buy

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Proposed Changes to Building Certifications in NSW

The NSW Government has released the final report of the statutory review of the Building Professionals Act 2005 and the Government’s Response including proposals to stop gaps in the current

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New Strata Laws Commence 30 Nov 2016

The new strata legislation will commence on 30 November 2016.  LPI have issued Circular 2016/01 with a general overview and also Circular 2016/11 on the RG’s Directions website with a

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