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Final property inspections permitted

Final property inspections permitted

What was initially unclear, has now been confirmed. The Victorian Government has now clarified that pre-settlement property inspections are permitted if a contract had been signed at the start of the ‘stay at home period’ (being 11:59pm on 5 August 2020). Any such...

Even more Hope for HomeBuilder

Even more Hope for HomeBuilder

Following on from Lisa Fowler's  ‘Hope for HomeBuilder’ article published earlier this week, the Commissioner of State Revenue has just announced that in Victoria a blanket extension of 3 months will be applied to the ‘commencement of construction’ HomeBuilder Grant...

Hope for HomeBuilder

Hope for HomeBuilder

When the HomeBuilder grant was announced on 4 June 2020, there was disappointment across the off-the-plan residential market as it seemed unlikely (if not impossible) that the HomeBuilder grant would be workable for off-the-plan sales. However, by clarifying the finer...

Beneficiaries rights to Trust documents

Beneficiaries rights to Trust documents

A general misconception is that if you are a Beneficiary of a Trust, you automatically have a right to information about the Trust. However, this is not always the case. The historical approach – a proprietary right If we think about the basics of Trust law, a...

Changes to the franchising code for motor vehicle dealerships

Changes to the franchising code for motor vehicle dealerships

Do you operate a motor vehicle dealership? Here's what you need to know about changes to the Franchising Code. Changes have been introduced to the Competition and Consumer (Industry Codes – Franchising) Regulation 2014 (Franchising Code) for motor vehicle dealers...

A message from Henry Kalus

A message from Henry Kalus

With another financial year behind us the KKI crew wanted to reach out to all of you, our dear clients and friends. But how different this time is from any other, and I’m not saying that just because I can’t go to the footy or the races with my son. In past years if I...

Construction sites to mask up

Construction sites to mask up

Construction industry associates and unions yesterday updated their guidelines – Revision 5 of the COVID-19 Guidelines for the Building and Construction Industry Victoria – following the Chief Medical Officer’s recommendation to all adult Victorians living in areas...

Can employees refuse to take annual leave when on JobKeeper?

Can employees refuse to take annual leave when on JobKeeper?

In May 2020, the Fair Work Commission was asked to consider whether the refusal by an employee to take annual leave at the request of her employer was reasonable, testing the recent JobKeeper amendments to the Fair Work Act 2009. A part time Village Roadshow Theme...