Retirement Living – Life beyond bingo and bowls!

Not surprisingly people talk about buying their first home as being a life changing event and it is. However, in the past it has been rare for people to talk so excitedly about moving into some form of retirement living. Given that sooner or later most of us are...Read More

New restrictions for people seeking to leave Australia

The “Outward Travel Restrictions Operation Directive” that came into force in March this year gives prospective travellers leaving Australia additional regulations to contend with. The directive states that Australian “citizens and permanent residents must not travel...Read More

The NSW Treasurer proposal to review NSW tax laws

The balancing act of taxation It should be acknowledged that a population wanting its government to deliver decent infrastructure and services including social security and health benefits must recognise all of these have to be funded. So, we might sigh about paying...Read More

What a Will Kit doesn’t do

There are various ‘Will Kits’ available on-line – most are cheap or ‘free’ and all you need to do is download them and fill in the blanks. Many websites boast that you can prepare your Will ‘without spending hundreds of dollars on legal fees’. Simple, right? Not...Read More

Off-the-plan purchases in New South Wales

On 1 December 2019 New South Wales amended the Conveyancing Act 1919 (NSW) and Conveyancing (Sale of Land) Regulation 2017 introducing new laws for off-the-plan residential property contracts, intended to improve protection for purchasers. Additional disclosure...Read More