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Below are the five most recent items of topical interest. For a more comprehensive list of news, events and resources, please search our archive.
  • GST Implications of the MBI Case and the Sale of Leased Premises

    Considerable discussion has recently been generated by the decision of the Full Federal Court of Australia in MBI Properties Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation [2013] FCAFC 112.

    Despite the confusion which has arisen in some areas as a result of the decision, the current position of the ATO has been clearly stated.

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  • Owner’s Corporations and owners consent to Development Applications – work on common property

    Section 78A of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (NSW) provides for the making of a development application (DA) subject to compliance with the requirements of the regulation. Clause 49 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 (NSW) (regulation) mandates that a DA needs to be either made by the ‘owner’ of the land affected by the DA or any other person so long as the owner has provided consent in writing.

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  • Changes to Contracts for Sale for Properties with Swimming Pools

    From 29 April 2015, all properties in NSW with a swimming pool or spa pool that are sold must have a valid swimming pool certificate of compliance attached to the Contract for Sale. Alternatively, an occupation certificate that is less than 3 years old that authorises the use of the swimming pool may be attached instead of a certificate of compliance.

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