Title Insurance – A Growing Trend

  Did you know that 30% to 40% of Australian properties have some form of illegal building structure on them or have some other issue that could cause unpleasant surprises (and expenses) for the future property owner? While it is no replacement for a good...

What is a Section 184 Certificate?

When a property under strata title is sold, one of the disbursements is a Section 184 Certificate. This certificate is issued under Section 184 of the Strata Schemes Management Act 1996. What is Section 184 Certificate? The Certificate is issued by the managing strata...

Changes to legislation for Foreign Investors

From 1 July 2016, foreign residents will be required to obtain a clearance certificate from the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) in respect of purchasing and from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) in relation to the sale of property within Australia. In...