Civil Procedure Act changes

17 December, 2012

The Civil Procedure Amendment Act 2012 received royal assent on 30 October 2012 and will come into operation on 1 May 2013 unless proclaimed earlier. Practitioners should particularly note the powers given to the Court in relation to costs. It gives the Court the power to order a solicitor provide a memorandum in relation to […]

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Off-the-plan sales notices may just be ‘conspicuous’

17 December, 2012

The long awaited change to s.9AA that will require a notice to consumers on the front cover of an off-the-plan sale contract may be amended before it comes into operation on 1 December this year (unless proclaimed earlier). The amendment is proposed by Residential Tenancies and Other Consumer Acts Amendment Bill 2012 which has been […]

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Bushfire prone land

17 September, 2012

In the last edition of In Check we noted that an amendment to section 32 of the Sale of Land Act 1962 (Vic) had been passed but was not to come into operation until 31 July 2013 next year unless proclaimed earlier in relation bushfire prone areas. Land in a bushfire prone area will require […]

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Suburban areas and the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006

17 September, 2012

Practitioners acting in the purchase of property are reminded that purchasers who wish to undertake high impact activity on land that is in an area of cultural heritage sensitivity will have to produce a cultural heritage management plan (CHMP) pursuant to the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006 (Vic). There is considerable cost and delay involved in […]

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