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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...
Domestic Violence Laws To Get Tougher

Domestic Violence Laws To Get Tougher

Victorian men and women found guilty of breaking family-violence orders or trying to strangle their partners will be slapped with mandatory jail sentences under a new Coalition plan, as the scourge of domestic abuse emerges as a battleground election issue. The...
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...
How Technology Is Used To Commit Family Violence

How Technology Is Used To Commit Family Violence

Almost all Australian women in domestic and family violence situations have suffered technology-facilitated abuse, according to Australia’s eSafety commissioner. In 98 per cent of cases, current or former partners have employed technology to abuse, harass, control or...