Off the Plan and the Home Builders Grant

Off the Plan and the Home Builders Grant

A number of Agents and Builders have sought clarification on whether the $25,000.00 home builders grant applies to off the plan purchases.  We have been in consultation with Revenue New South Wales regarding this question and have obtained some clear guidelines. Yes,...
Do the stars tell a story?

Do the stars tell a story?

In January of this year, Jupiter and Saturn aligned itself in the House of Capricorn. This alignment means that the world is about to enter a new epoch. In July, Venus entered the House of Cancer. Venus is the planet that governs human’s values. By entering the House...
Watch the Glass

Watch the Glass

Did you know that there is an Australian Standard in relation to glazing? What is glazing? It’s the creation of glass. Australian Standard 1288-2006 sets out the standard to ensure that glass is safe – some people refer to this as shatterproof. This Standard has...
Innocence Conduct with Catastrophic Results

Innocence Conduct with Catastrophic Results

Is this wrong? I am an agent who has listed a gorgeous little property that is suitable for my son and his partner. I asked the vendor if he minds if my son purchased the property. The vendor’s response is, “I don’t care who buys it. Provided I get my price, I’m happy...
Weird Words

Weird Words

I wonder sometimes how we even get to the terminology we use in a business. Law is one of those professions where terms emerge which only have meaning at law. Additionally, there are words in law that have no meaning. For example, we use the term “caveat emptor” for...
Zoom Zoom Zoom?

Zoom Zoom Zoom?

A Strata Manager said to me the other day that “I don’t want COVID to end. Doing AGM’s by Zoom is magnificent”. Who had heard of Zoom before COVID? We had introduced it as part of our legal services offering when providing advice but had never played with it in terms...