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Squatting Laws: How They’re Applied

Squatting Laws: How They’re Applied

A recent case involved squatting laws – more formally known as adverse possession – has flagged interest in how these laws are applied. A Sydney property developer has won the ownership rights to a home in the inner west after finding it empty and renting...
When Can A Contract Be Validly Terminated?

When Can A Contract Be Validly Terminated?

When can a real estate contract be validly terminated? In 2017, a standard REIQ contract was signed regarding the sale of commercial property, with some additional special conditions. The purchase price was $81.2 million and a deposit of $4.6 million was payable by...
Sibling Property Dispute Over $2 Million Home

Sibling Property Dispute Over $2 Million Home

An Auckland woman has been ordered to pay her brother more than NZ$273,000 ($249,000) and move out of the NZ$2 million home she has lived in for 36 years after the siblings fell out over ownership of the property. The property dispute simmered for decades but came to...
Thousands in Agent’s Fees Decided By The Courts

Thousands in Agent’s Fees Decided By The Courts

As talk about the property market continues to predict falling unit prices in Brisbane and falling property prices in Sydney and Melbourne, thousands of dollars worth of agent’s fees are being decided by the courts. In Brisbane, real estate agency and advisory...
Property Fraud: Downside of Digital Era

Property Fraud: Downside of Digital Era

Will the digital age of conveyancing lead to more instances of property fraud? A former MasterChef  finalist has had $250,000 stolen while settling on a property via a new online conveyancing system, reports the Sydney Morning Herald. Dani Venn and her husband Chris...