Updates to land tax in South Australia

Updates to land tax in South Australia

Updates to land tax in SA. Background of the changes. There will be a number of changes to land tax in South Australia from 1 July 2020. Initially the proposed changes were announced by the Government as part of the 2019-20 State Budget handed down in the 18th of June...
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...
Why are fence disputes on the rise in SA? Ask your neighbourhood conveyancer

Why are fence disputes on the rise in SA? Ask your neighbourhood conveyancer

Some sobering an unfriendly statistics have shown that some South Australian communities have become embittered, evidenced by fence disputes on the rise. In a recent Advertiser article, Chris Boundy of the Legal Services Commission noted the reason for increased rates...

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...
First conveyancing and now planning laws: South Australia is upping the ‘happy factor’ for investors and developers

First conveyancing and now planning laws: South Australia is upping the ‘happy factor’ for investors and developers

As a statewide conveyancing firm, we get to deal with many of South Australia’s real estate developers and on their behalf we applaud the government’s decision to accept in part or in full all recommendations of Brian Hayes QC’s review of the...