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Articles by Garth Brown

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Garth Brown is the Founder and Director of Brown and Brown Conveyancers one of Sydney’s leading Conveyancing Firms. With 20 years experience as a practicing Conveyancer he has assisted hundreds of Clients to navigate through the maze of conveyancing issues when buying and selling property. Visit www.conveyancers.net.au/


Adverse possessions
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Adverse possessions

What is Adverse possessions or possessory possession? Adverse possession is when a person gains title to a property if they have remained in that same property for a certain amount of time. A person or persons who has occupied the Land for the prescribed amount of time, in certain circumstances can prevent the true owner from reclaiming…

Declutter your Life
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Declutter your Life

According to the International OCD Foundation “Hoarding has been a hidden disorder for many years”. “Before the early 1990’s, there was little research on hoarding. Since then, however, interest has increased dramatically among research scientists and clinicians. Recent media coverage of hoarding has also increased awareness and interest among sufferers, family members, and human service personnel…

Insuring your Future
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Insuring your Future

History records (and this is often quoted): An early example of the concept comes from the Code of Hammurabi, Babylonian laws dating back to 1700 B.C., which contain a credit insurance provision. For a little higher interest, the ancients could exempt themselves from repayment of loans in the event of personal misfortune.   A citizen…

Title Insurance - What is it and do you need it?
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Title Insurance – What is it and do you need it?

What is title insurance? Title Insurance is all about coverage for risks AFTER date of Settlement (risks not known or, known risks – with additional premium) to all parties prior to signing Contract and before Settlement) via compensation for loss in value or reimbursement of expenses in the future.  It is a specialised type of insurance…

What is the cooling-off period?
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What is the cooling-off period?

When you buy a residential property in NSW there is a five business-day cooling-off period after you exchange sale contracts. During this period you have the option to get out of the contract as long as you give written notice.  The cooling-off period starts as soon as you exchange and ends at 5pm on the…

Vendor Disclosure
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Vendor Disclosure

What is vendor disclosure? Vendor disclosure is where the Vendor warrants as at the date of the contract and except as disclosed in the contract: the property is not affected by any adverse Affectations according to the Conveyancing Act 1919 – Ccnveyancing (Sale of Land) Regulation 2010 – Schedule 3 – Prescribed warranties. A council Upgrade…