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News & Insights

2024
05
Jun

Mahoneys named among the Best Law Firms in Australia

By: Mahoneys

Mahoneys has been named in the First Edition of Best Law Firms – for Real Property Law – in the…

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03
May

Mahoneys featured in Resort News

By: Mahoneys

Mahoneys’ was recently featured in Resort News – the magazine for the accommodation industry professional – where John Mahoney: Provided…

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01
May

Mahoneys recognised in Doyles

By: Mahoneys

The firm has once again been recognised as a leading Property & Real Estate Law Firm in Doyle’s Guide to the…

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23
Apr

Mahoney recognised in Best Lawyers®

By: Mahoneys

We are pleased to announce that Mahoneys has been recognised again in the latest Edition of Best Lawyers® in Australia.…

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22
Apr

Individuals signing deeds electronically – in which states?

By: Sabrina Austin

During the peak of COVID, most states and territories implemented temporary legislation allowing individuals to sign documents electronically. Since the…

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11
Mar

Mahoneys featured in LookUpStrata

By: Mahoneys

Mahoneys’ dedicated body corporate team was featured in LookUpStrata’s most recent Queensland magazine where they discussed: if a body corporate…

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2023
20
Sep

Mahoneys featured in Resort News

By: Mahoneys

John Mahoney was recently featured in Resort News – the magazine for the accommodation industry professional – where he discussed…

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31
Jul

John Mahoney receives Lifetime of Service Award

By: Mahoneys

John Mahoney’s longstanding commitment to the accommodation industry was recognised at ARAMA’s night of nights – where he received a…

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21
Jul

Mahoneys featured in Resort News

By: Mahoneys

Mahoneys’ Associate Will Kenny was recently featured in Resort News – the magazine for the accommodation industry professional – where…

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12
May

Mahoneys featured in Resort News

By: Mahoneys

Matthew Manz  was recently featured in Resort News – the magazine for the accommodation industry professional – where he discussed…

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27
Apr

Mahoneys recognised in Doyles

By: Mahoneys

Mahoneys has again been recognised as a leading Property & Real Estate Law Firm in Doyle’s Guide to the Australian…

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20
Apr

Mahoneys recognised in Best Lawyers®

By: Mahoneys

We are pleased to announce that Mahoneys has been recognised in the latest Edition of Best Lawyers® in Australia. Congratulations…

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18
Apr

Guide to Managing Body Corporate Building Defects

By: Mahoneys

In response to recent legislative changes, that were specifically introduced to help bodies corporate identify and rectify building defects, Mahoneys…

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01
Mar

The importance of making sure your builder is licensed

By: Mahoneys

The Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) have recently been cracking down on the licensing of builders, with many licenses…

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15
Feb

Mahoneys secures an important victory for the management rights industry

By: John Mahoney

In a recent QCAT trial Mahoneys secured a victory for the resident manager in a claim brought by the body…

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08
Feb

QBCC crackdown on non-compliance with combustible cladding checklist

By: Mahoneys

What is the cladding checklist? Following the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017, Part 4A of the Building Regulation 2006 (Qld)…

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20
Jan

Mahoneys featured in Resort News

By: Mahoneys

John Mahoney  was recently featured in Resort News – the magazine for the accommodation industry professional – where he discussed…

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2022
14
Dec

Changes to BUGTA – A reform for lot owners

By: Holly Oddo

The Building Units and Group Titles and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2022 has been introduced to amend the Building Units…

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21
Nov

Mahoneys featured in LookUpStrata

By: Mahoneys

Mahoneys dedicated Body Corporate team was featured in LookUpStrata’s most recent Queensland magazine where they discuss: controlling access keys in…

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21
Oct

An evening with Mahoneys

By: Mahoneys

We recently hosted our annual “Evening with Mahoneys” where John Mahoney provided an update on industry trends and current issues.…

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17
Oct

New Queensland residential tenancy laws

By: Mahoneys

Mahoneys’ Partner Amy O’Donnell recently joined Trevor Rawnsley (ARAMA) and Lynn Smith (Residential Tenancies Authority) on a webinar to highlight…

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06
Oct

Deadline for obtaining a Director Identification Number

By: Mahoneys

In June 2020 the Federal Government passed new laws requiring every director obtain a Director Identification Number (or DIN). This…

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29
Sep

Separating to sell

By: Matthew Manz

With the changing economic conditions over the past few years it has become increasingly difficult for owners of certain types…

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29
Sep

Residential Tenancy Changes start 1 October 2022

By: Amy ODonnell

In our December edition of ManagementOne we brought to your attention the new residential tenancy laws that were coming in 2022. …

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27
Sep

Electric Vehicles in Bodies Corporate

By: Todd Garsden

Should a body corporate have an electric vehicle by-law? In 2021, there were 20,000 electric vehicles sold in Australia (three…

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27
Sep

Mahoneys role in $45m body corporate sale

By: Mahoneys

Mahoney’ role in the termination and sale of Voyager was featured in REALESTATESOURCE.COM.AU. Voyager is the first community titles scheme,…

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26
Sep

What is happening with Term?

By: John Mahoney

Not surprisingly we have recently fielded many enquiries from current and potential new managers about the campaign to reduce and…

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14
Sep

Mahoneys Featured in Resort News

By: Mahoneys

John Mahoney was recently featured in Resort News – the magazine for the accommodation industry professional – where he discussed how…

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31
Aug

Making a claim against the QBCC

By: Mahoneys

We recently reported on the impact that QBCC delays were having on body corporate building defects claims. Following that article…

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19
May

Short-term letting issues

By: Mahoneys

Mahoneys’ was featured in Resort News’ – the magazine for the accommodation industry professional – where we discussed the short…

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2020
23
Nov

Mahoneys secures a victory for its clients in the Supreme Court

By: Anders Mahoney

Mahoneys acted for the successful applicants in Hilas & Anor v GGPG Developments (No 133) Pty Ltd & Anor [2020]…

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10
Nov

31 December 2020 Deadline – amend your trust deed to avoid extra duty and land tax for residential property in New South Wales

By: Cath Champion

Over the last couple of years various states have introduced a duty and land tax surcharge on residential property owned by…

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05
Jun

Retail Shop Leases and Other Commercial Leases (COVID-19 Emergency Response) Regulation 2020

By: Amy ODonnell

It has been almost 2 months since the National Cabinet announced the Code of Conduct and finally, the Retail Shop…

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17
Feb

Amy O’Donnell joins Mahoneys

By: Mahoneys

We are pleased to announce that Amy O’Donnell (pictured with John Mahoney) has joined Mahoneys. Amy is an experienced property…

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2019
06
Sep

Commissioner’s discretion to extend the two year period to disregard capital gains tax in relation to the disposal of dwellings acquired from a deceased estate

By: Cath Champion

This article explores the implications of the Australian Taxation Office’s Practical Compliance Guidelines PCG 2019/5 (Guidelines) which establishes guidelines for…

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2018
23
Mar

Development Approval – enforcement orders

By: Mahoneys

In Pike v Tighe [2018] HCA 9 (14 March 2018) the High Court held that the Development Approval condition attaches to the land…

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2017
24
Aug

Off the plan – off the boil?

By: John Mahoney

With the huge number of new unit projects coming on line in the past couple of years, and more following,…

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12
Jul

When a deposit is paid by electronic transfer, when is it legally considered ‘paid’?

By: John Mahoney

The District Court recently had to consider if a deposit payable under a house sale contract was paid on the…

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23
Mar

Buyer beware: the definition of a ‘foreign person’ goes further than we think for duty and land tax purposes

By: Antony Harrison

You may have heard that some states in Australia have introduced a duty and/or land tax surcharge for foreign persons…

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2016
12
Sep

Bankruptcy and inheritance: who gets what and what you can do about it

By: Mahoneys

The potential for bankruptcy to affect a beneficiary under a deceased estate poses significant problems for inter-generational wealth planning. When…

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07
Jul

What you must do before going into business

By: Mahoneys

Caught up in the thrill of the new, parties often neglect to consider what will happen if things go sour…

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19
May

Compliance deadlines loom for SMSF’s as 30 June approaches

By: Mahoneys

The approach of 30 June heralds an increase in activity in business compliance activity in many industry sectors. None more…

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27
Apr

Can a class 3 building be used for long term residential use?

By: John Mahoney

This issue arose when we were consulted by an onsite manager of a complex originally approved and operated as a…

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