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Articles and legal news from the Atkinson Vinden Team.

  • The Value of a Signature – Can You Protect it By a Caveat?

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    As our readers no doubt are aware, caveats can be lodged on certificates of title as a way of preventing property from being dealt with until a claim on which the caveat is based has been resolved. Caveats are quite often used (on a short or long term basis) to protect lenders, or where certain...

    Property Law

  • Home Sale Checklist: A Guide To Selling Property

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    Suzanne Sadler is an experienced licensed conveyancer who has helped hundreds of AV clients to buy and sell their homes. If you are thinking of selling your home in 2017, Suzanne has listed some issues you must have covered before you put your property on the market. As a vendor (seller), you cannot put your...

    Property Law

  • Over 55 and planning a lifestyle change? Then ask yourself these questions…..

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    Why do I wish to move from my existing home? If it is because of a recent bereavement, have I allowed enough time before making the decision to move? If friends have moved into a retirement village and are happy there, will the lifestyle in the village necessarily suit me? If the housework, gardening and...

    Property Law

  • Things to Consider When Purchasing a House or Strata Property

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    We have made a list of issues we recommend you consider when looking to purchase a property, based on our many years’ experience in this field. Enquiries to make when purchasing property – Apart from the due diligence carried out by your conveyancer, you must make and rely upon your own enquiries when purchasing property...

    Property Law

  • Stay on Top of Strata Scheme Changes

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    New strata laws commenced on 30 November, 2016 and will impact on everyone who has an interest in strata living. Some of the changes are superficial, and deal with the terminology used. For example, the Executive Committee is now called the Strata Committee, the Sinking Fund is called the Capital Works Fund, and the Caretaker...

    Property Law

  • Strata Law Reforms: How do the changes affect you?

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    Major changes to the management of strata schemes will, after lengthy consultation, commence on 30 November 2016. Strata lot owners, tenants, potential purchasers, building managers and developers alike need to prepare for these changes. There are more than 90 changes to the NSW Strata Management Act 2015 (the Act), however this article will focus on...

    Commercial Law, Property Law