Stamp Duty Relief for some

First home buyers of existing properties worth up to $650,000.00 will, from 1 July 2017, be exempt from paying stamp duty. Stamp duty discounts have also been given to the first home buyers purchasing properties worth up to $800,000.00.  Stamp duty charged on the...

Do you manage your own rental property?

From 30 January 2017, private landlords now have to give tenants the opportunity to lodge their rental bonds using Fair Trading’s Rental Bonds Online (“RBO”) system. This means no more posting of lodgement forms and bond cheques. Landlords must...

The Loose-fill Asbestos Public Register

From 30 May 2016 the Department of Fair Trading website has created a public register which will contain the addresses of properties which have tested positive for loose-fill asbestos insulation. If a property is on this register, the asbestos insulation must be...