NSW Property Law: Key Developments and Recent Updates – a live lunchtime online conference

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Thursday 3rd June 2021

Vic, NSW, ACT, Qld, Tas: 12 noon to 2.45pm
SA/NT: 11.30am to 2.15pm
WA: 10am to 12.45pm

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Hear from the experts at this online lunchtime conference. You can watch it on your computer or on your portable electronic device from anywhere.

The conference will be based on our highly successful video webinar technology: there'll be a chairperson, presentations and you'll have an opportunity to ask questions via online chat.

One registration can be shared by colleagues within the same firm utilising the same login.


Session 1: NSW Stamp Duty and other Tax Imposts: Where To From Here?

A raft of tax and duty changes, largely triggered by COVID-19, have impacted the property market. This session will provide an update on these changes at both a state and federal level, including:

  • Removal of the main residence CGT exemption for non-residents
  • CGT Withholding tax for foreign residents
  • Stamp duty changes:
    • Choosing between stamp duty, land tax and the annual property tax
    • Eligibility requirements for the annual property tax net
    • What will the annual property tax mean for future buyers of the property?
    •  for first home buyers
    • Tax treatment of duty costs
    • Land tax exemptions – will they continue under the annual property tax?
    • Tax treatment of the following:
      • Unimproved residential development
      • Mixed used development 
      • Commercial residential premises
  • Land tax reductions for landlords

Session 2: Key Developments and Recent Updates in Retail and Commercial Leasing Law and Practice

Notwithstanding that COVID-19 has had caused significant upheaval in the leasing sector, standard leasing processes and relationships continues to be the subject of legislative change and case law. This session provides practitioners with an overview of developments in the industry, including:

  • An overview of the legal principles considered in recent retail and commercial lease cases and how these cases apply to day to day leasing practice.
  • Recent changes in retail leasing practice including the new NSW Retail Tenant’s Guide.
  • Overview of recent cases dealing with leasing issues relating to the COVID 19 Pandemic and how to implement these in your leasing practice.

Session 3: Electronic Property Transactions: Managing Risk in the New Normal

The move over the last five years to more streamlined technology and electronic procedures in conveyancing has been given a further boost and added dimension by an increase in remote working arrangements and new rules for conveyancing practice and procedure resulting from the COVID-19 fallout. Nevertheless, these changes have also increased transactional risks, and this session provides a guide to practitioners on how to factor in and minimise risks in the new normal, including:

  • PEXA procedures and responsibilities – how the system has changed the role of practitioners
  • Practitioners as the “guardian at the gate” – the lessons from Guirgis v JEA Developments Pty Ltd [2019] NSWSC 164
  • A toolkit for what practitioners should consider when making certifications and statements
  • Tips and traps for electronic witnessing and signatures – the controls that need to be in place
  • Follow-up signatures, multiple documents and record-keeping – evidentiary and other requirements
  • Corporations law requirements and electronic signatures
  • The risks of a remote VOI regime and obligations of practitioners as identity agents – what are “reasonable steps”?
  • What should a diligent practitioner be doing – fraud and risk minimisation, using third party verifiers and management of potential liability

Selwyn Black, Partner, Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers, Sydney (Chair)

Matthew Cridland, Partner, K&L Gates, Sydney

Anthony Herro, Principal, Herro Solicitors, Sydney

Irene Horan, Senior Associate, Bartier Perry Pty Limited, Sydney

  • It was just like being at a well run conference but in many ways better. 
  • This option is of great assistance to country practitioners.
  • The live online conference format worked well and made the speakers more engaging than a recording.
  • Our team used the boardroom.  We could talk and discuss the presentation without feeling we were imposing on others and you could submit a question, which we did.  All from the comfort of our own office.
  • The conference was well organised and the email links very useful.

Delegates registered to attend the LIVE event will receive a CPD certificate for attendance.  Lawyers can claim up to 2.5 CPD units/points (substantive law).


If you register and pay by 14 May 2021 you will pay only $495 – a saving of $55 off the full price conference registration fee of $550.

If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Event Coordinator, Hayley Williams–Cameron on (03) 8601 7730 or email: [email protected]

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Product Code: ONLJUN21
 Price:   $495.00 (Inclusive of GST)