Great news for first home buyers

In what was announced as a ‘win-win’ for those taking their first steps on the property ladder this month, the NSW Government has announced plans to pause stamp duty with the hope of boosting construction amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. What is changing? The threshold for stamp duty on new homes for first home buyers

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NSW Home Builder applications now accepted

There has been a lot of talk following the nationwide $25,000 Home Builder grant and eligible owner-occupiers (including first home buyers) are now being encouraged to apply. Eligibility requirements Applicants must be building a new home, substantially renovating an existing home or buying an off-the-plan home. Applicants must sign an eligible contract. An eligible contract

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Electronic Conveyancing

The onset of COVID-19 has forced the property market to accelerate its transition into a fully functional digital model.    Recently, already digitally-savvy real estate agents have launched private virtual inspections followed by online auctions with many property transactions now conducted electronically from start to finish.  As legal professionals, we fully support the digitalisation of the

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Family disputes can be avoided with proper documentation - Watkins Tapsell

Can I sue a family member?

Suing a family member can be avoided The saddest types of legal battles are those which involve our family members. People often associate a family dispute with divorce, dividing up the property or working out where the children will live after separation but I’ve noticed another type of matter emerging more often in recent years.

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