First Home Buyer Assistance (NSW)

Buyers in New South Wales (NSW) often struggle to purchase their first homes, hardly surprising given that the average property price in the state is now over a million dollars. To help first home buyers into the property market, the NSW Government has offered various...

Do It Yourself Conveyancing – Should you?

Conveyancing is the legal process of transferring the ownership (title) of property (real estate) from a seller to a buyer. For most people, buying or selling property is one of the largest financial transactions they will ever make, and the conveyancing process is...

New laws for Short-Term Rental Accommodation NSW

The New South Wales Government has introduced a statewide regulatory framework for short-term rental accommodation, titled State Environmental Planning Policy (Affordable Rental Housing) Amendment (Short-Term Rental Accommodation) 2021 (STRA). The framework regulates...

The law of easements – why you should know what they are

Many people have heard of an easement, but what is it? In general terms, it is a right to use property belonging to someone else. Ordinarily, we think of property rights as sacred – why should anyone else be able to use my property? However, an easement is an...