In the case of Yangdo Pty Ltd v Equiti Group Pty Ltd (2017) NSWSDC 277, Yangdo (the Landlord) argued that Equiti (the Lessee) incorrectly relied on a letter that allegedly documented a new lease agreement. The Court ultimately held that the document was in fact an agreement for a new lease and, in the alternative,
In Klein v McMahon (2017) NSWSC 1531, Klein (the Purchaser) sought an order of specific performance against Mr and Mrs McMahon (the Vendors). The Vendors had attempted to rescind the contract in accordance with the terms of certain provisions within the agreement but without regard to Section 66ZL of the Conveyancing Act (‘the Act’). The

Ethical Conduct – An Essay

Recognising that a core reputational component of any profession is the ethical conduct of its members, we have recently introduced into the AICNSW education program several sessions on the topic of Ethics. While researching suitable content for these sessions, we were delighted to encounter an essay written by AICNSW member Michelle Sillato as part of
Conveyancers are seeing business opportunities in the provision of conveyancing services to legal practitioners. Before entering into any such arrangement, however, there are range of factors that conveyancers should consider, such as the potential legal implications for their business, whether the arrangements will permit regulatory and legislative requirements to be met, and what, if any,
Conveyancers are seeing business opportunities in the provision of conveyancing services to legal practitioners. Before entering into any such arrangement, however, there are range of factors that conveyancers should consider, such as the potential legal implications for their business, whether the arrangements will permit regulatory and legislative requirements to be met, and what, if any,

AICNSW Life Membership

We are pleased to confirm that the Council of the Australian Institute of Conveyancers NSW Division Limited has conferred on Mr Ian Marler the status of Life Membership. The award of Life Membership is recognition of the significant contribution that Ian has made to the formation, education, and development of the conveyancing profession in NSW.
PEXA have advised us on the 17th May 2018 that a PEXA subscription does not expire – just the digital certificate.  PEXA have advised this important information about your digital certificate when signing into PEXA. The digital certificate will last 3 years from the date of issue. PEXA will notify you 6 weeks prior and every

Strata Law Reforms

New strata legislation came into effect on 30 November 2016, bringing about changes that affect all people living in or owning Strata Title property. This article examines the impact of the new legislation on strata by-laws, which all strata scheme residents (tenants and owners) must adhere to in accordance with the Strata Schemes Management Act
For many conveyancers, especially those with newer businesses, growth is a constant challenge. AIC NSW asked two business award-winning conveyancers how applying for business awards has helped them fuel their business growth. Local exposure and networking Alicia Windeisen from Conveyancing Smart and Michelle Kent from Kent Conveyancing have not only won small business awards, they
For better or for worse, house prices are at an all-time high. This article isn’t about how we change that. It’s about the hidden costs and inefficiencies of our housing markets, and how an emerging technology, Blockchain, is poised to transform the way we buy and sell real estate, and potentially much more. Blockchain? Isn’t
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