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Hicksons Central: streamlining off-the-plan sales for developers

In an increasingly competitive property market, developers require streamlined processes to enable them to secure sales as quickly as possible. The process of converting a sale into an exchanged contract requires a swift and seamless approach – however developers are often let down by slow turnaround times and unreliable processes.

‘When was the payment claim served?’ - An expensive lesson in properly serving documents

The Building and Construction Industry Security of Payments Act1999 (The Act) is a relatively short Act that has created more than its fair share of litigation since its introduction.

Major change for NSW developers in relation to serious building defects

The Residential Apartment Buildings (Compliance and Enforcement Powers) Act 2020 (NSW) passed swiftly through the NSW Parliament and was assented to on 10 June 2020.  This is part of the government’s response on buildings that may have serious defects, including non-complaint cladding or buildings with Mascot Towers type issues.  
Firm News

Hicksons Appoints New Property Partner

Highly regarded in her field, Rebecca joins the Property, Planning and Construction team and will be integral in shaping and positioning our property practice, whilst continuing to provide sustainable value for our clients in meeting their strategic objectives. She brings with her a wealth of experience across technology and innovation, which will drive efficiencies through automation and precedent management.

‘OPEN SESAME’, SAYS THE COURT

It is not uncommon for secured creditors to rely on a contractual right to enter a premises for the purposes of seizing collateral, including under a retention of title clause. However, the Supreme Court’s decision is a reminder for secured creditors to consider whether their contractual rights are in compliance with section 123 of the PPS Act and adequately protect them against any grantors’ claims in trespass.

Unit entitlements – you’re not so entitled!

Unit entitlements are the allocated share of the rights and responsibilities of a strata scheme. They impact an owner’s contributions to the expenses of the strata scheme, rights over common property and voting rights.

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