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Cooling Off Rights – What you need to know

If you would like to buy any type of property in NSW you will have to sign a contract of sale which includes details about the specific property in addition to all the terms and conditions associated with the purchase. What is exchange of contracts? A property is considered sold at the time of exchanging […]

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What is a VOI and why do I have to do it?

As a way to reduce the risk of land title fraud and other land title irregularities, the NSW Government has introduced reforms for a new Verification Of Identity (VOI) policy. From 1 August 2016 we have been required under new conveyancing rules set out in section 12E of the Real Property Act 1900) to verify […]

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Prenuptial Agreements (or Binding Financial Agreements) and Undue Influence

A recent ruling by the High Court of Australia has highlighted potentially the end of the prenuptial agreement, or a binding financial agreement, as it is known in Australia. In the case of Thorne v Kennedy (both pseudonyms as neither party can be identified in a Family Court case), a young Eastern European woman successfully […]

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