Property Law Update: Changes to Building Energy Efficiency Disclosures
Effective 1 July 2017, building owners or landlords of commercial premises where the net lettable area of the premises is 1,000m2 or more will be required to obtain and disclose an energy efficiency rating for the premises in a Building Energy Efficiency Certificate before that premises is marketed for sale, lease or sublease.
Off the Plan Stamp Duty Concessions
From 1 July 2017 the “rules of the game” in respect of off the plan sales duty concessions will dramatically change.
Will Australia’s Agreements with America be Trumped?
With President Donald J. Trump taking the oath of office on 20 January 2017, Americans living and working in Australia, as well as American companies with operations in Australia, have reason to wonder whether the new President intends to change, rescind, or in any way modify the 3 key agreements that govern commercial and tax dealings between the two countries.