Castle services remain available amidst COVID-19 pandemic

We hope you, your family and your friends are coping well, both physically, mentally and economically during this period of uncertainty and abnormality. Current arrangements We would like to let you know that Castle Corporate and Castle Legal have remained open for … Continued

Change of Heart by State Revenue Office

Duty surcharges for foreign purchasers  What are the rules? The Duties Act 1958 (Vic) was changed on 1st July, 2015 in response to the overheated property market and political requirements to dampen the growth of housing prices.  The effect of … Continued

Which states require stamp duty on trust deeds?

Stamp duty is a tax imposed by certain states on documents or transactions that affect or record: the transfer of the ownership of assets (eg land, cars), or the creation of rights in respect of assets (eg certain leases and … Continued

Included/Excluded Trust Deals

The exclusion of foreign beneficiaries from trusts   What is “residential property”? The definition of “residential property” varies between the states but, broadly, it includes:- residential apartments and houses, and property capable of being used for residential purposes.   How … Continued