The new regime in residential conveyancing is here

The Property Occupations Act 2014 came into effect on 1 December 2014 and has significantly changed the regulation of the real estate industry and consumer protection in buying and selling real estate. In addition to the new laws, the Real Estate Institute of Queensland has published the tenth edition of the standard contract for the[…]

New privacy laws could affect your website’s privacy policy

New changes to the Privacy Act 1988┬áhave now come in to force and will affect government agencies, businesses with an annual turnover of more than $3 million, or business and entities in certain industries. The changes introduce a new set of harmonised privacy principles that all privacy policies of individual business and other relevant entities[…]

Major changes to residential conveyancing are almost here

On 6 May 2014 the Queensland Parliament passed the long anticipated Property Occupations Act 2014. The Act will repeal the current law regulating residential conveyancing, off-the-plan sales and real estate agents in Queensland under the Property Agents and Motor Dealers Act 2000. The new law will not take effect until it is “proclaimed”–sometime in the[…]

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