The number 1 rule to buying a property in Australia is to make sure you have a lawyer. You
wouldn’t buy a property in the UK without a solicitor would you? Within this area we have a
selection of articles that relate to the legal facets of property in Australia.
Applying for a visa
Many people who visit Australia do so temporarily, in order to work and
experience the lifestyle before they make a more permanent move.
Unsurprisingly, conditions apply to foreigners visiting the country, either
on a temporary or permanent basis. However, there are many different visas
for which you can apply in order to get into the country.
Many people decide to take a working holiday visa to visit Australia and
get a feel for the type of work they can get out there. Others More...
Tips for renovating in Australia
It is never going to be easy moving to the other side of the world.
Australia is a long way from the UK and it also takes months, if not years
to organise a move down under; papers and visas to sort out, jobs to find,
schools to enrol in, the list can seem endless. Many people move to
Australia for a better quality of life, perhaps as a young family or as a
retired couple. Many of these people also make the decision to take on a
renovation project, which is a challenge no matter where you More...
Buying land to build on in Australia
For many of us, building our own home or owning land is a dream. So what
if you want to make this dream come true in Australia? Whilst foreign
nationals are permitted to buy land, there must be an application made to
the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB). Your application will be
reviewed by the FIRB to ensure that any investors to Australia have the
country’s best interests at heart.
You should allow up to 30 days for the FIRB review to give an answer on
Lessons to be learned: a buying story from Australia
The prospect of moving to Australia is many people’s dream. For
some, that dream comes true. For a minority, that dream becomes a
nightmare, as Pam and David Baker found out…
Having worked hard all their lives, and following a couple of fantastic
holidays down under, Pam and David decided that Australia was the perfect
place for them to retire to. With no children, they did not face the
emotional strain of leaving immediate family in the UK and overall the
Finding a good solicitor in Australia
Finding a good solicitor can be a fairly straightforward process in
Australia, you can go about it the same way you would in the UK.
Advertisements and word of mouth should be the first port of call, however
if you do not have any contacts in Australia yet, perhaps your Australian
estate agent will be able to recommend some to you, ask for recommendations
of solicitors who often deal with house purchases from UK buyers.
Having a solicitor is a really important factor in your More...