Update on Personal Property Security Register

The Personal Property Securities Register (“PPSR”) is a national, electronic register of security interests in personal property that was established on 30 January 2012. What does the PPSR cover? The easiest way to understand what is covered by the PPSR is to dissect...

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Understanding a Commercial Lease

When renting commercial premises it is important for both landlords and tenants to understand the relationship they are entering into and the rights and obligations that they each have. The document that governs this relationship is usually a commercial lease. So what...

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Avoiding conveyancing traps – special conditions

Conveyancing is the process involving the transfer of legal title of real property from one person to another. The conveyancing process is designed to ensure that the buyer obtains good and marketable title to the property together with all the rights that run with...

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Take care when buying a property off the Plan

The term “buying off the Plan” usually refers to purchasing property that is not yet registered as a single lot with the government department responsible for land title registrations. Buying off the plan could mean a block of vacant land that is part of a subdivision...

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Amendments to Retail Tenancy Legislation

Retail tenancy legislation in Western Australia has been gearing up for a major change. The Commercial Tenancy (Retail Shops) Agreements Act 1985 has been amended in a number of ways that are predominantly aimed at further increasing protections for small business...

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