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Jun

26

Land Tax

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WHAT IS LAND TAX? Land Tax is a tax levied each year calculated on the aggregate unimproved value of freehold land owned by a person within Queensland as at midnight on 30 June each year. Land Tax administration and collection is governed by the provisions of the Land Tax Act 1915. WHO IS REQUIRED TO PAY […]

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Jun

26

Home & First Home Stamp Duty Concessions

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Home Buyers and First Home Buyers are entitled to claim a concession for transfer duty for a dutiable transaction that is for the transfer, or agreement for the transfer of a home or first home, or land on which a first home is to be constructed. Eligibility Requirement  Requirements to live in the property –          […]

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Jun

26

Building and Construction Industry Payments Act

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Background and Overview On 1st October 2004, the Building & Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 (“BCIPA”) came into effect. The object of the Act is to ensure speedy recovery of progress payments for work carried out under a Construction Contract, or for related goods and services under a Construction Contract. The BCIPA will affect Construction Contracts […]

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Jun

26

First Home Owners Grant

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On 14 October 2008 the Australian Government announced a First Home Boost to supplement the Queensland Government funded First Home Owner Grant Scheme. The following will apply to first home buyer transactions, provided the eligibility requirements of the First Home Owners Grant are met: Details of Contract entered into Grant Contract to purchase an existing […]

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Jun

26

Divided Fences

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CONSTRUCTION OF  A FENCE This is one of the most common sources of neighbor disputes. The Dividing Fences Act 1953 provides the mechanism by which these types of disputes are resolved. The party wishing to construct a fence must serve on the owner of the adjoining land what is known as “Notice to Fence” pursuant […]

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Jun

26

Certificate of Classification Requirement Building Act 1975 (QLD)

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On 23 April 2009 Section 108A of the Building Act 1975 came into effect requiring owners of ‘relevant’ buildings with a Certificate of Classification to conspicuously display the certificate as near as practicable to the building’s main entrance. The penalty for failing to comply with the section is $16,500.   A ‘relevant’ building Section 108A of the […]

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Jun

26

Building Disputes

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In any type of construction, be it residential, commercial or industrial, on a small or large scale, there are many ways in which disputes arise. These disputes may include: Domestic building disputes between a property owner and a residential builder. Commercial Building Disputes Building Disputes between contractors and subcontractors Disputes between builders or property owners […]

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Jun

26

Building a House

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A STRESSFUL EXPERIENCE Building or renovating a house can often be one of the more stressful experiences in one’s life. To ensure that your rights are protected to the fullest extent it is important to consult your lawyer prior to engaging a builder or entering into a contract with a builder. Our experience is that […]

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Jun

26

Building and Construction Industry Payments Act

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Background and Overview On 1st October 2004, the Building & Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 (“BCIPA”) came into effect. The object of the Act is to ensure speedy recovery of progress payments for work carried out under a Construction Contract, or for related goods and services under a Construction Contract. The BCIPA will affect Construction Contracts […]

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Jun

17

Konajaya Sdn Bhd v Perbadanan Urus Air Selangor Bhd (2009) MWKAeJ 0204 [Construction law – Performance bonds]

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HIGH COURT OF MALAYA AT KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA ORIGINATING SUMMONS NO: D5-24-164-2003 RAMLY ALI J 4 FEBRUARY 2009 Cases referred to China Airlines Ltd v. Maltran Air Corp Sdn Bhd & Another Appeal [1996] 3 CLJ 163 FC (refd) Cygal Bhd v. Bandar Subang Sdn Bhd [2004] 3 CLJ 67 CA (refd) Esal (Commodities) Ltd & Anor […]

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