Property

Retaining Walls

  • August 22, 2019

RETAINING WALLS A retaining wall is a structure designed to hold up an embankment of soil which has been artificially created following either the cutting and excavation or back filling of a sloped allotment of land. In most cases the earthworks are performed to create a more usable level platform of soil for building construction….

The Conveyancing Process For Buyers

  • November 20, 2018

THE CONVEYANCING PROCESS FOR BUYERS Conveyancing (that is transferring) land in Queensland is a process that actually differs significantly from the practices conducted in other States of Australia, such as New South Wales and Victoria and dramatically from the process followed in other foreign countries like the United Kingdom. Under Queensland legislation, the professional service…

The Conveyancing Process For Sellers

  • November 20, 2018

THE CONVEYANCING PROCESS FOR SELLERS Conveyancing (that is transferring) land in Queensland is a process that actually differs significantly from the practices conducted in other States of Australia, such as New South Wales and Victoria and dramatically from the process followed in other foreign countries like the United Kingdom. Under Queensland legislation, the professional service…

Body Corporates Behaving Badly

  • April 24, 2018

Body Corporates Behaving Badly To the general public, the term “Body Corporate” is recognised as a property ownership arrangement where individuals own one particular unit contained within a larger multi-unit complex.  For those actually involved in Body Corporates (BC’s), the term is often more aligned with a hellish twist of confusing rules and procedures which…

Purchasing off the plan – Vacant Land

  • May 29, 2017

Purchasing off the plan – Vacant Land (Updated December 2017) Practically every vacant housing block purchased these days is sourced from larger blocks of land bought and subdivided by Commercial Property Developers.  Whilst big profits can be made, the costs of the initial land acquisition, service roads, sewerage, power, phone and drainage are enormous.  As…

Selling a Property on Behalf of a Separating Couple

  • April 30, 2015

DIVORCE – FAMILY LAW 101 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW Every Real Estate Agent that has ever walked the earth will no doubt at one stage or another be approached by either an individual or a couple with a request to sell a property as a consequence of a break down in a marriage or a…

Caveat

  • July 10, 2014

When it comes to the buying or selling of a property, the word “Caveat” tends to strike fear into everyone involved. The word itself is derived from Latin roots and means simply “stop” but what are Caveats, how do they work and how can they be removed? Once lodged what is the effect of the…

Neighbourhood Disputes – Trees

  • January 31, 2014

It is said that a good fence makes for a good neighbour however, unfortunately, sometimes it is actually that fence or the trees along it which can send the relationship very sour. In 2011, Queensland introduced new laws to, better assist in heading off these types of disputes, below are some of the more frequently…

More or Less – Land Area Disputes

  • July 24, 2013

The giant multinational Subway Restaurant chain was caught short recently when Perth teenager Matt Corby posted a photo to the company’s Australia’s Facebook page featuring a “footlong” sandwich with proof that it only measured 11 inches! The posting went viral with hundreds of thousands of views world-wide and even the filing of class action law…