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 Recorded Webinar: Mind the Gap - Beyond the Disclosure Obligations in Residential Property Purchases (Vic)

Recorded: 15th October 2021
Duration: 50 minutes

The law requires sellers of residential properties to disclose certain matters affecting the property, and these obligations have increased over the years, with Victoria having the tightest rules in the country governing disclosure. Nevertheless, for matters where specific disclosure is not mandated, what more does a conveyancer need to do to protect their purchaser client? This session will outline the disclosure regime and provide a guide to why and when conveyancers need to go that extra step, including:

  • An update on vendor disclosure obligations under the Sale of Land Act and other legislation
  • Common disclosure failures
  • Consequences of failure to comply with disclosure obligations:
  • penalties
  • contract rescission and damages
  • practitioner disciplinary action
  • What can conveyancers for vendors do to protect themselves from claims?
  • What further investigations should a prudent purchaser and conveyancer make? A discussion of:
  • owners corporation rules
  • proposed neighbouring developments
  • building condition reports and permits
  • accuracy of boundaries and land dimensions
  • cladding and other building defects
  • chattels v Fixtures
  • additional off the plan development material
  • Can a conveyancer be negligent if they fail to advise the client to make additional searches?
  • Cases and examples of disclosure failures
  • The benefits of going that extra mile and minimising risk.
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Tony Raunic, Managing Principal, Hunt & Hunt Lawyers, Melbourne

Tony is one of Victoria’s leading local government and public law legal advisors. He also leads Hunt & Hunt’s Melbourne office as Managing Principal and has extensive experience representing parties in property transfers, leases and disputes.

His key current local government clients include the Cities of Melbourne, Monash, Port Phillip, Moreland, Ballarat, Hobsons Bay, Wyndham, Banyule and Kingston.

Tony regularly acts for over 20 of the municipalities in Victoria providing advice on specific commercial, property and governance matters.

Tony also regularly represents large private developers including vendors of multi-lot land estates, apartment projects and house and land packages.


This webinar is suitable for Victorian conveyancers. This webinar is for practitioners with some knowledge in this area and looking to improve their knowledge.


Lawyers can claim 0.75 CPD units.

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 Price:  $269.50 (Inclusive of GST)
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