The NSW government has announced that expert independent planning panels will be mandatory in Sydney and Wollongong for certain developments, which some see as good news while others see as “eroding local democracy”.
The Baird government is charging ahead with its land titles registry sell-off, despite having no support from peak professional bodies across the state’s property sector.
GOOD news on prices can be hard to come by for property buyers trying to break into the market. But a ruling by the tax office could offer a glimmer of hope to locals wanting to buy an off-the plan apartment by putting them off-limits to overseas investors.
Improvements to tenancy laws have been identified in a new report tabled in the NSW Parliament. The report on the statutory review of the Residential Tenancies Act 2010 details findings from consultation conducted between October 2015 and March 2016. The report makes 27 recommendations to modernise and enhance the laws, including strengthening protections for victims…
No landlord wants to see their investment property involved in an illegal drug bust on the evening news, so here’s how property managers can tackle the problem early.
People living in apartments will not be able to stop other landlords renting their properties on Airbnb to short term tenants, a landmark Supreme Court decision has found.
The legal status of Airbnb listings has been challenged in the Supreme Court of Victoria, with a landlord arguing her apartment was illegally sublet through the site.
When City of Sydney’s anti-illegal rentals task force looked behind the scenes of a low-rent supermarket in the city’s centre, rather than cans of food and crates of produce, they found a store room set up with four bunk beds.
About 50 children fall from windows or balconies in Australia each year, a report compiled over a 10 year period by The Children’s Hospital at Westmead stated.
Westpac Bank and its subsidiaries are no longer lending money to foreigners wanting to buy residential property.