Conveyancing Victoria: The ultimate guide 2020–21

Conveyancing Victoria: The ultimate guide 2020–21


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Author: Simon Libbis
Product ID: 4871


New updated edition!

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Welcome to your 2020-21 edition of Conveyancing Victoria: The Ultimate Guide.

There has been a lot going on in the world of conveyancing since the last edition. Electronic settlement and lodgment are now the norm. The Sale of Land Act is still being amended and interpreted by the Supreme Court. Practitioners have a greater responsibility for the calculation and collection of state and federal taxes. We have a new contract of sale. These are among the developments covered in this edition.

The pace of change shows no sign of letting up. It is more important than ever to keep up to date with legislation, cases and processes.

One of the great pleasures of authoring this book is the opportunity to continue working with my good friend Louis de Vries of Hybrid Publishers. I doubt that I could keep doing this without his encouragement, support and occasional gentle cajoling. Hopefully we will continue in this vein for years to come.

– Simon Libbis, February 2020

Since the release of the sixth edition of Conveyancing Victoria 2018-19 in February 2018, change in the industry has continued apace – so much so, we have now released a complimentary digital update to the book. Author Simon Libbis has found the areas in most need of revision and updating concerned electronic conveyancing and GST withholding. For the convenience of our readers, all changes since the print edition are shown in red in the PDF, so readers can quickly locate changes.

As part of our service to purchasers, all digital updates are emailed free of additional charge to registered purchasers.

Conveyancing Victoria 2020-21 starts with the basic elements of a conveyancing transaction then moves on to:

  • a step-by-step guide to the process
  • detailed explanations and precedents
  • problems that can arise, how to avoid them and strategies for dealing with them.

Some of the developments covered in the 2020-21 edition:

  • the new conditions in the contract of sale
  • duties online
  • changes to a number of stamp duty concessions
  • developments in deposit release
  • execution of instruments
  • changes to Land Use Victoria lodgment processes
  • additional stamp duty charged to foreign purchasers
  • the obligations imposed on practitioners by Land Use Victoria as part of its “alignment” program
  • foreign resident capital gains tax withholding payments.

A PDF of the title is available without charge, upon request by email, by purchasers of the print edition.

About the author: Simon Libbis is the principal of Subdivision Lawyers. He has previously been Executive Director of the National Electronic Conveyancing Office, and was the Registrar-General of South Australia for some years.

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