Conveyancing Hot Spots and Compliance Issues Facing NSW Property Lawyers – a Live Online Conference
Wednesday 21st March 2018 – LIVE online:
NSW– 9am to 12.30pm 
-303 DAYS
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Our annual 2-day NSW property law conferences are among the most highly regarded professional development events we run, but we realise that not everyone can spare two days out of the office.  So we’re offering you a new way to access the experts online – a half-day online conference, focused on conveyancing hot spots and compliance issues.

You can put your staff in the boardroom and watch it there.  You can watch it on your computer or on your portable electronic device.  All for the same low price.

The conference will be based on our highly successful video webinar technology: there’ll be a chairman, a panel of experts, presentations and discussion – and you’ll have an opportunity to ask questions.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Session 1: Property Law Roundup: Keeping Ahead of the Changes

2017 was a big year for property law and the changes keep on coming. This session will give you an overview of the key reforms over the last twelve months.  It covers:

  • The removal of the main residence exemption for foreign and temporary residents
  • The changes to the threshold and rate for the foreign resident CGT withholding
  • The 50% cap on foreign ownership in new developments
  • First home buyer concessions and the Super Saver Scheme
  • Property investors and tax deductions
  • Old Australians and superannuation contributions on the sale of their home
  • Property law list – what changes have we noticed since the new list was introduced?
  • Amendments to the Conveyancing Sale of Land regulations
  • Changes to retirement villages regulations
  • 2017 edition of the contract for the sale of land
  • Review of the Electronic Transactions Act
  • Compulsory land tax certificates
  • Privatisation of the LPI – what has it meant in practice?

Session 2: Settlement Risks and Off the Plan Contracts

Off the plan developments continue to go from strength to strength in New South Wales. But with it comes a higher risk of settlements failing to complete. This session examines the rights and remedies available to the parties when an off the plan contract goes off the rails. It covers:

  • When does a developer have a right to rescind an off the plan contract?
  • Regulation of sunset clauses for off the plan contracts – s66ZL Conveyancing Act
  • The “just and equitable” requirement - what must be taken into account by the court?
  • Variations to the development – when will this create rights to rescind?
  • What sellers can do if purchaser can’t complete
  • Case study: Off the plan sales and the defaulting foreign purchaser
  • Recent case law

Session 3: E-Conveyancing and Electronic Transactions: Navigating the Tricky Path Ahead

We all know something about electronic conveyancing but there seem to be constant changes which can make it tricky to keep on top of it all.  This session looks at:

  • What challenges have we seen since the inception of e-conveyancing and how can they be overcome?
  • Verification of identity and client authorisations
  • Identifying the risky areas with e-conveyancing
  • PEXA – what do you need to know?
  • What should you be doing now to prepare for the mandatory roll-out of electronic conveyancing
  • Case study: A practical step-by-step guide of completing a transaction electronically

Sydney Jacobs, Barrister, Sydney (Chairman)

Tony Cahill, Legal Author & Commentator, Chatswood

Gary Newton, Partner, HWL Ebsworth Lawyers, Sydney

Melissa Lammers, Director, Shire Legal, Sydney


Registered delegates will receive a CPD certificate for attendance at this online conference – 3 CPD units (substantive law).

If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Online Event Coordinator, Lisa Tran on (03) 8601 7709 or email:
Product Code: ONPMAR18
 Price:   $550.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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