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NSW Government to impose increased stamp duty and land tax surcharges on foreign persons (including foreign owned developers)

The NSW Budget Statement (released on 20 June 2017) has provided further details on how the increased stamp duty and land tax surcharges will affect foreign owned developers. To recap, on 1 June 2017, the NSW Government announced its intention to increase the surcharges as such: Summary Foreign owned purchasers of residential property will be …
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Proposed cap on foreign ownership in New Dwelling Exemption Certificates aimed at reducing pressure on housing affordability.

In the 2017-2018 Federal Budget the Government announced several changes aimed at reducing pressure on housing affordability, some of which affect foreign ownership of Australian residential property. The biggest change is the introduction of a cap on foreign ownership in new developments, through a condition on New Dwelling Exemption Certificates applied for after 7:30PM (AEST) …
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Changes to NSW Retail Leasing Legislation to Commence on 1 July 2017

On 5 April 2017, the New South Wales Government signed and sealed a Commencement Proclamation which will bring into effect the Retail Leases Amendment (Review) Act 2017 (NSW) (Act) on 1 July 2017 as the day on which that Act commences. Among other things, the Act will introduce tighter obligations on the lessor by way …
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