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Stamp Duty Abolished On Off-The-Plan Units Under $500,000

Stamp Duty Abolished On Off-The-Plan Units Under $500,000

Looking to buy an off-the-plan unit or townhouse? The ACT government has announced that stamp duty on off-the-plan unit purchases up to $500,000 is now NIL. As part of the ACT government’s tax reform schedule, from 1 July 2021, all purchasers are eligible to this stamp duty exemption, provided that: The property being purchased is […]

Find Your People: We’re hiring!

Find Your People: We’re hiring!

2021: We’re coming for you! We are expanding our footprint and looking for a likeminded people to join the Morris Legal Group team in multiple roles, including: – conveyancer – conveyancing clerk / paralegal / legal assistant – lawyer (2-4PQE) practising in property, construction and commercial law If you’re right for this job, you will […]

COVID-19 Series: Leasing Emergency Declaration Repealed

COVID-19 Series: Leasing Emergency Declaration Repealed

In response to the impact of COVID-19, measures for tenants in relation to leasing were implemented under the Mandatory Code of Conduct – SME Commercial Leasing Principles During COVID-19. The Code of Conduct applied to some leases covered by the Leases (Commercial and Retail) Act 2001 (ACT), preventing Landowners from taking action against Tenants for […]

Strata Series: New Requirements for Advertising and Selling Adaptable Housing Units

Strata Series: New Requirements for Advertising and Selling Adaptable Housing Units

As part of the reform of legislation affecting property development in the ACT, increased disclosure requirements have been introduced for adaptable housing dwellings in multi-unit developments, both class A and class B units, whether they are off-the-plan or newly built. These are often referred to as “adaptable housing units”. Wait, what reforms, you ask? These […]

The ACT Land Titles Office’s new ID check procedures

The ACT Land Titles Office’s new ID check procedures

The ACT land titles system had a makeover this year. Of particular importance are the strict identity verification requirements that came into effect as of 1 September 2020. As of 1 September, lawyers and banks are required to complete a new verification and authorisation procedure. We must verify the identity of our clients and coordinate […]

Strata Series: When Does Development Legislation Reform Take Effect?

Strata Series: When Does Development Legislation Reform Take Effect?

The Unit Titles Legislation Amendment Act 2020 (the UTLAA) aims to address the issue of mixed-use development in the ACT not receiving adequately support by existing legislation, regulations and codes. With 113 pages of amendments to 13 different legislative instruments, the UTLAA covers a lot of ground. The UTLAA was notified in February 2020 indicating […]

Superstar Search Vol 2: We’re still hiring!

Superstar Search Vol 2: We’re still hiring!

Ready for Adventure? We are looking for a likeminded person to join the Morris Legal Group team in this new role as Concierge & Communications Guru. Our business continues to experience growth and we are looking for someone to help us serve our wonderful clients promptly, with care and enthusiasm. If you’re right for this […]