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Posts Categorized: Laws Affecting Home Owners

What you need to know about Retirement Villages

Retirement villages are popping up all over our suburbs. They offer a unique way of living out your senior years. Buying into a retirement village isn’t the same as buying a house. Rather than purchasing land and a house on the land, you may pay money for the right to occupy the property under a lease or loan arrangement or […]

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Disputes with Neighbours

Disputes happen. Sometimes it’s over relatively small things (your yard is not your neighbor’s personal digging hole), however other times there are larger issues at stake (think dividing fences and overhanging trees). Disagreements between neighbours are particularly stressful as they can affect your enjoyment of your own home. We usually can’t avoid our neighbours, so it’s a good idea to […]

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Property – Many holiday-house lettings are illegal

Hundreds of Central Coast holiday-home rentals have been exposed as unlawful by a recent court decision. A court has found that renting out a home in a residential zone for short-term holiday letting is letting prohibited and in breach of planning laws. The decision hinged on the interpretation of what uses are permissible in a residential zone of the Gosford […]

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New swimming pool laws for homes

If you home has a swimming pool, then you need to be aware of the new swimming pool laws for homes. The new swimming pool certification requirements apply to strata and community titles, and will impact on the lease or sale of land contracts for premises with pools. Changes to the Swimming Pools Act 1992 (the Act) has produced some […]

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