Sales Agents

All too often we see buyers a little tardy in paying the deposit, resulting in a technical breach of the contract. Most lawyers and agents don’t get too concerned as buyer and seller are keen to proceed and 9 times out of 10 its paid...

RISKY BUSINESS - Cyclones, Insurance embargos and nervous buyers Background With the advent of a late cyclone looming this weekend (an active system is being followed by the Bureau of Meteorology) some insurers have previously found the risk of insuring properties too great to accept. We suspect this will...

We were recently asked to advise on the nature of a contract based on an email exchange between a buyer’s agent and a seller’s agent. This issue has come up in earlier posts and will again no doubt as roles and methods of communication continue...

So what is E-Conveyancing?   [caption id="attachment_18614" align="alignright" width="300"] PD Law Conveyancing Manager[/caption] PD Law are excited to have Recently completed our first E-Conveyancing settlement using the new PEXA online platform. So, what is E-Conveyancing and how is it different from the normal paper conveyancing process? E-Conveyancing minimises the manual...

Hard to get Foreign Buyers to buy? It just got 3% harder.   Starting 1 October 2016, foreign buyers will have to pay an additional 3% transfer duty (stamp duty) when buying residential land in Queensland. This surcharge is called Additional Foreign Acquirer Duty (AFAD). In order...

Don’t let the Pool Safety Inspection Date sink your deal We’re seeing loads of contracts with either the wrong date or no date at all. Here’s a quick refresher on when it’s necessary, and what can happen if dates are missing, or wrong When do you need...

But it’s in the letting pool. I can’t give vacant possession Avoiding the 11th hour panic call from your seller The problem It’s pretty common in unit sale contracts to see holiday letting appointments inserted in the tenancy details information in a sale contract, and a copy...

$50? $100 maybe?  A light meal at a casual restaurant?  A few rounds with friends? A tank of fuel? Now consider that number in the context of say a $500,000 house purchase. On anyone’s scale, it’s a tiny proportion. And yet that’s all it takes to...