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PART 1: NSW Conveyancing Law and Procedure: Recent Developments and Reforms It’s never a dull moment in the world of conveyancing. This wrap-up session examines the key challenges in conveyancing law and procedure over the last 12 months, including: · E-conveyancing and electr

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PART 1: NSW Conveyancing Law and Procedure: Recent Developments and Reforms

It’s never a dull moment in the world of conveyancing. This wrap-up session examines the key challenges in conveyancing law and procedure over the last 12 months, including:

· E-conveyancing and electronic execution of documents – where are we up to?

· What risks arise over interoperability now that 100% lodgement applies?

· Rule changes to contracting, witnessing and other conveyancing procedures

· Review of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000

· The proposed Property Tax

· Case update, including SPIC Pacific Hydro v Chief Commissioner of State Revenue (NSW) 2021; Alexakis v Wan [2021] NSWSC 367

PART 2: Community Title and Strata Schemes: Practical Changes in the Spotlight

This session looks at the legislative changes impacting community title and strata schemes and how these reforms are playing out in practice. It covers:

· New community title legislation – what are the changes and their effects

· Alignment of community with strata schemes – how will this work?

· New democratic governance arrangements

· What are the associated regulations and their effects?

· Issues emerging from the Ministerial review of the Strata Acts (SSMA s276; SSDA s204)

· Inspection by building consultants who report on defects – what does this mean?

· Time frames to rectify defects

· Obligation of bond payment at time of development consent

· If defects not rectified can owner’s corporation use bond?

· Strata schemes inspection panel – where does this fit in?

· Case study - Enforceability of strata bylaws under the changes

Presented By

Tony Cahill
Legal Author & Commentator, Chatswood, NSW

Tony Cahill was admitted to practice in 1981. After 13 years with a medium-sized city law firm, Tony commenced practice on his own account at Chatswood. In July 2002, Tony commenced a ‘sabbatical’ from private practice to concentrate primarily on legal education and writing.

He is a member of the Law Society’s Property Law Environmental, Planning and Development Committees. He has been a member of the Redraft Committees for the editions of the Contract for the Sale of Land since 1992, and the editions of the Contract for the Sale of Business since 2000.

In 1995, Tony completed the Property Agency TAFE course which was then the most usual educational qualification for holders of licences under the former Property, Stock and Business Agents Act 1941.

He was a co-author with Russell Cocks and Paul Gibney of the first NSW edition of 1001 Conveyancing Answers, and the co-author with Gary Newton of Conveyancing Service New South Wales and Annotated Conveyancing and Real Property Legislation New South Wales, both published by LexisNexis Butterworths.

Tony has been a part-time lecturer at the University of Technology, Sydney, in construction law, property transactions, legal studies, and real estate law, and has lectured at the Sydney and Northern Sydney Institutes of TAFE, the College of Law and the Law Extension Committee in various law subjects.

Who Should Attend?

This webinar is suitable for lawyers practising in property law in NSW. This webinar is for practitioners with some knowledge in this area and looking to improve their knowledge.

CPD Information

Lawyers can claim up to 2 CPD units/points – substantive law . This webinar has been designed to run for 2 hours, however, webinar lengths can vary depending on the level of questions and discussion.

Enquiries/Assistance

If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Webinar Coordinator, Lisa Tran on (03) 8601 7709 or email: [email protected]

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