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Changes to the Caravan Regulations as part of bush fire response and recovery efforts

Changes to the Local Government (Manufactured Home Estates, Caravan Parks, Camping Grounds and Moveable Dwellings) Regulation 2005 (‘Caravan Regulations’) recently came into effect in response to the impact of the ...
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What is a major defect?

The Supreme Court recently considered the meaning of what is a “major defect” for the purposes of the Home Building Act 1989 (NSW)(Act). Stevenson v Ashton [2019][1] was an appeal ...
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Changes to off-the-plan contract laws now in effect

From 1 December 2019, new laws to contracts for off the plan developments are now in effect. The changes introduce disclosure requirements on vendor developers so that there is greater ...
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Dodgy Developer Database

The State government announced in late January that it would seek to introduce a new rating system which will rate so-called “dodgy developers”. The proposed ratings system will be based ...
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Landlords can’t claw back fit-out contributions from defaulting tenants

A recent decision in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) has cemented the position in Victoria and Queensland that landlords can’t claw back fit out contributions from tenants that ...
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Which law applies?

When there is a dispute between which country’s inheritance law should apply, one must distinguish between movable and immovable property. Movables include chattels not attached to land and choses in ...
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