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Title Insurance – What does it do and do I need it?

What is Title Insurance? Title insurance is specialised insurance which provides cover for certain hidden or unknown risks which could cause loss, or affect ownership of a person’s property. Types of coverage provided by Title Insurance Title insurance will provide the policy holder with protection against:                 Illegal Building Work/Demolition or upgrade orders issued by […]

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Responsibilities of Park Owners

On 1 November 2015 the new Residential (Land Lease) Communities Act 2013 (NSW) came into effect. This law replaces the Residential Parks Act 1998 and applies to arrangements where one person owns a home but leases the land from a separate community owner, such as manufactured home estates or caravan parks. It is important that […]

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Identifying Commercial and Residential Works

Laws relating to security of payment claims do not apply to home owners and home buyers, as a recent case has shown. The case involved a property bought by a family trust. The director of the trustee company lived in the property, but also stayed in a flat in Sydney where he worked during the […]

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Defining Who is Responsible for What

A memorandum defining who is responsible for the repair, replacement or maintenance of an item or area in a strata scheme has been produced by the NSW Strata Industry Working Group to provide more certainty for strata owners and owners corporations in dealing with items of common concern. In a recent bulletin, the group reported […]

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The Implications of Loans, Gifts, & Property Transfers

It is common practice for older parents to use the equity in their homes to help their children out financially, but you need to be aware of potential pension issues when entering into such transactions. All too often, age pensioners use the equity in their home to help their adult children financially without getting adequate […]

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First Home Owners Grants

The NSW State Government announced on 6th September 2011 that as of 1st January 2012 stamp duty concessions will only be available to first home buyers purchasing brand new homes or vacant land intended to be used as a site for a first home. Purchases of established properties will no longer recieve a stamp duty […]

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Property Specialist

Marriott Oliver is also proud to announce the addition of two highly skilled conveyancers to our property team. Paul Conway and Kylie Falconer bring with them a wealth of experience in conveyancing and property law. Both studied through Macquarie University, each holding a Diploma in Conveyancing. Both Paul and Kylie have strong South Coast connections. […]

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