Articles and legal news from the Atkinson Vinden Team.

  • NSW Strata Laws are now more “pet friendly”

    Finally there is some good news for pet owners currently living in or considering moving into a strata controlled building. The New South Wales Government is in the process of amending the model By-Laws contained in the Strata Schemes Management Act 1996 (NSW) which currently prohibits pet owners from keeping pets in their property unless...

    General, News & Updates

  • Reminder to Register Your Swimming Pool!

    The Swimming Pool Amendment Act 2012 came into force on Monday 29 October 2012 to establish the safety standards for backyard swimming pools. We remind you that you must register your backyard swimming pool by Tuesday 29 October 2013 in compliance with the Act. The Government has now set up an online swimming pool register at ...

    News & Updates, Property Law

  • The Personal Property Securities Act in Practice

    A recent New South Wales Supreme Court decision has confirmed that perfected interests under the Personal Property Securities Act (“PPSA“) may take precedence over an owner’s interest in an asset. The proceedings involved competing claims to civil construction vehicles leased by Queensland Excavation Services Pty Ltd (“QS“) to Maiden Civil (P&E) Pty Ltd (“MC“). The...

    Property Law

  • Important Amendments to the Property, Stock and Business Agents Act

    The amending legislation has recently been gazetted by the New South Wales Government. We have previously alluded to some of the mooted changes in respect to auctioning procedures and in particular the insurance and trust account requirements of licensed real estate agents / agencies.  The changes in respect to the engagement of auctioneers and more...

    Property Law


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