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Buying a home

5 Costs to Factor in When Buying a Home

ATTENTION ALL BUYERS! If you are currently in the process of buying, looking or saving for a house, there are extra costs beyond the property’s price tag that you need to know about. 1. Transfer duty (previously known as stamp duty) When you purchase a property in NSW, you are required to pay transfer duty…. Read More

NSW Building Commissioner

Building Commissioner for NSW

Mr David Chandler OAM began his position as the NSW Building Commissioner on 14 August 2019. The Premier of NSW, Gladys Berejiklian, has stated that the appointment of a Building Commissioner is a critical part of the NSW Government’s plan to completely reform the building regulations and conduct in NSW. What is the Role of… Read More

buying off the plan

Take care when buying a property ‘off the plan’

The term “buying off the plan” usually refers to purchasing a property that is not yet built or not yet registered as a separate lot with the government department responsible for land title registrations. Buying “off the plan” can also refer to the purchase of a block of vacant land that is part of a… Read More

understanding unfair dismissal

Understanding Unfair Dismissal Claims

Unfair dismissal matters can be complex and frustrating for both employers and employees alike.  Since the commencement of the Fair Work Act in 2009, employers have had expanded responsibilities to ensure they correctly terminate employees and more employees are able to successfully make unfair dismissal claims. At the same time employers have narrower exceptions when… Read More

intellectual property

Introduction to Intellectual Property for Business

Intellectual property (IP) is the property of your mind or proprietary knowledge and can be an invention, a trade mark, a design or the practical application of your idea. It is important that you understand how to protect IP as it is a valuable business asset and it is easier and cheaper to take enforcement… Read More