Short stay online accommodation services such as Airbnb and Stayz, do not enjoy universal acceptance. The alleged behaviour of some guests have seen attempts to control their activities, with mixed results.
From 1 January 2016 the process of revaluing all Victorian properties commenced. The new values will form the basis upon which you are charged municipal rates and land tax. If you have received a rates notice and disagree with the value assigned to your property you have the right to lodge an objection with council within 2 months of the date stated on the rates notice.
Register by 1 August 2016 for free testing. As part of its Voluntary Purchase and Demolition Program, the NSW Government is currently offering free loose-fill asbestos testing to homeowners in 28 identified NSW local government areas (including Albury City Council and Greater Hume Shire Council).
Owning property is a big deal. Owning property with another person(s) is an even bigger deal. It is quite common for people who are married or in long term relationships, friends, siblings, or parents and children to pool their savings together to purchase property.
From the 9 November 2015 Victoria joins Western Australia and South Australia in requiring the identity of signatories to all documents lodged at the Titles Office, and for those who are given custody of a certificate of title, to be verified.
A recent VCAT decision has clarified the powers of Owners Corporations to regulate short term leasing. It is common for Owners Corporation Rules to restrict certain activities that can be done in a multi-unit complex.