Development Plans: OUT. State-wide consistency: IN.

Development Plans: OUT. State-wide consistency: IN.

Planning Reforms: Planning & Design Code. If you haven’t already heard, Development Plans are soon to be a thing of the past, to make way for state-wide consistency. The State Planning Commission will be implementing a Planning and Design Code which will...
Where to buy rental property in Adelaide to attract young professional renters

Where to buy rental property in Adelaide to attract young professional renters

If you’ve decided to buy rental property in Adelaide, some of your first considerations will be looking for stock that will be sought after by renters willing and able to pay a good price. For many landlords, this means turning to young professionals because...
Virtual display homes. Virtual open inspections. They’re as natural as e-conveyancing.

Virtual display homes. Virtual open inspections. They’re as natural as e-conveyancing.

Is South Australia becoming the hub of technical innovation in real estate? It seems the answer might be yes. You have already had me write about Eckermann Steinert Conveyancers been at the forefront of online conveyancing technology in South Australia....
Real Estate Exposed: The almost immovable nature of sunset clauses

Real Estate Exposed: The almost immovable nature of sunset clauses

Imagine this. You’ve saved for a deposit on an apartment in a new building and you’re delighted by how much the property value is escalating well before the construction phase is even finished. And then the builder rescinds your contract, refunds your...

Lifting red tape and safety regulations on small projects a safe bet for South Australian property owners and investors

A State Government decision to lift the threshold at which building projects need a principal contractor and a mix of other regulatory documentation, is being hailed as a positive move by the building industry. From our perspective as conveyancers, we believe the...
How much ‘faith’ should you have in your building contract?

How much ‘faith’ should you have in your building contract?

If you’re deciding to build a house or an investment property, it is comforting to know that you have a contract binding you to your builder and vice versa. However, when there is so much at stake in a building contract, it is important to know that if the...