As revelations of another evacuation apartment in Sydney emerge, there are fresh questions about the consumer protections available for buyers in high-rise units. So what can you do to avoid living in a lemon?
Residents mill around an entrance to Mascot Towers after being told to evacuate. A resident of a Sydney apartment block evacuated over structural concerns says he was left crying in the street and threatened with arrest after trying to re-enter the building to retrieve his pets. Key points:Emergency services were called to Mascot Towers on Friday night after cracking in the building's beams Nearby businesses have been told to stay shut today and cracking has appeared in a hairdressing salon wall
NSW Trustee & Guardian occasionally administers estates or trusts where next of kin and or beneficiaries cannot, for various reasons, be established or located. Included on this page are a number of estates and trusts where all measures taken have failed to establish next of kin or beneficiaries. Under normal circumstances, where either entitlement cannot be established or beneficiaries located, proceeds from estates or trusts are held by NSW Trustee & Guardian for six years and then paid to the NSW Treasury as unclaimed monies. Any third party contacting you regarding lost dollars has not been engaged by nor do they represent NSW Trustee & Guardian. If you have any information about any next of kin or likely beneficiaries or are a beneficiary in any of the listed estates or trusts please contact us on 1300 364 103.
We’ve all read about high profile family estate battles, like those that followed the deaths of mining magnate Lang Hancock and prominent businessman Richard Pratt. However, there are many other cases involving “ordinary” Australians that don’t get picked up by the media...
The truth about homemade wills. Some people choose to make their own will. We think that is a mistake. Although writing your own may seem easy enough, the law around wills can be complex. When you make a homemade will, you risk not drawing it up properly or not expressing your intentions clearly enough.
Mediation is a means of resolving a dispute whereby a neutral person, the mediator, helps the disagreeing parties reach a resolution outside of a court room. The mediator helps the parties clarify the disputed issues and identify possible options but does not impose a decision. It is not the mediatorsfunction to give legal advice to the parties. Mediation is useful when the parties are prepared to negotiate in good faith and work towards a mutually satisfying agreement.
Parents and children rarely put agreements about granny flats in writing and almost never consult a lawyer. But when these arrangements go wrong, the consequences can be disastrous and costly for all.
(For disputes arising under the Contract for Sale of Land - 2005 Edition, Contract for the Sale and Purchase of Land - 2014 Edition or any subsequent edition)
If you are involved in a dispute concerning a contract for the sale of land, and your solicitor is a member of the Law Society, the Law Society's Conveyancing Dispute Resolution Scheme may be able to provide assistance.
The Law Society provides purpose designed and appointed mediation, arbitration and meeting facilities in a private and secure environment. Located on Level 12 at 170 Phillip Street, the facilities offer superbly appointed rooms with adjoining party rooms. Please call (02) 9926 0279 for bookings, or use the online form at the bottom of this page.
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The purchaser is liable to pay the stamp duty, and it must be paid within three months of the liability arising. For example, if you're purchasing an existing property (not 'off the plan'), your liability will arise when the contract of sale has been exchanged.
If you have a commercial dispute and your negotiations have broken down, we may be able to help. Learn about our dispute resolution services.