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Transferring a relationship asset to your former partner – is there stamp duty to be paid?

Demi Baldwin and her former partner Paul Markle commenced their de-facto relationship 5 years ago. At the time, Demi asked her parents to assist with the purchase of a property as they had just received an inheritance. Demi’s parents, Clare and David agreed and gifted $250K to Demi to assist with the deposit on the…

201611.23
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Put and Call Options – how they can make and save you thousands of dollars

Put and call options are an effective mechanism that allows two parties, usually a land owner and a developer, to enter into an agreement to sell and purchase land respectively at a future date. The use of put and call options (“Options”) has increased particularly along growth corridors such as north-western Sydney. Options are documented…