Thursday, August 18, 2011

REVs and Personal Property Securities Register

REVS is a business service provided by NSW Fair Trading which can tell you if a motor vehicle or boat you are thinking of buying is carrying a debt.

A National Personal Property Securities Register will exist from October 2011.
Australian businesses will benefit from significant changes to commercial law by bringing significant elements of commercial law under a single, national system that will focus on secured lending and purchasing.

If your business supplies or receives goods on retention of title basis or on consignment, bailment or lease you will be affected by this reform.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Landlord and Tenant

Renting laws have been rewritten
New laws to deal with issues in the rental market and reduce the level of disputes started on 31 January 2011.
    Among other things, the new laws:
  • recognise longer-term tenancies,
  • the rights of co-tenants,
  • water conservation practices and
  • the impact of domestic violence on rental agreements.
Also in the newsletter:
Rising seas: Protecting the beachhouse
Wills: Can I change my mind?
Breaking the contract: When employee can’t just walk away

Monday, September 27, 2010

Changes to Residential Tenancies

The changes in the Residential Tenancies Act 2010 are expected to reduce the level of disputes, by providing greater clarity and certainty. Included with other changes:
* Tenants get more time to move out
* Tenants can catch up on overdue rent by following an agreed repayment plan
* New process for goods left behind
* Faster rent arrears eviction process

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