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The essential guide to buying and selling real property (NSW) - In-person

Course ID CN230306_PRO1

  • Face to Face
  • 7.75
  • Foundation

The changing landscape in real property transaction urges practitioners to be on top of the most recent updates. Join this program in person, to gain knowledge on the contract, risk and recent developments in buying and selling real property.

Walk away with skills you can apply in your practice to successfully assist your clients on a residential sale/purchase of land.

At the end of this program you will gain an understanding of: 

  • The current standard contract for property transactions and the compilation of the contract
  • How to identify whether an enforceable contract exists
  • How to successfully interpret client instructions and translate them into contractual terms
  • How to undertake an electronic verification of identity (VOI) standard and how to explain the effect of a client authorisation
  • The tax implications that apply to property law transactions including the CGT withholding and GST at settlement measure 
  • The responsibility for vendor disclosure throughout a transaction
  • Risk management in property transactions, the traps to avoid and lessons from recent cases.

The expert facilitator is:

  • Katelin Whitley, Principal, Bestic Law, Accredited Specialist in Property Law and Accredited Specialist in Wills and Estates 

Please note: This program will be delivered in a hybrid format. You are currently viewing the face-to-face offering. Want to attend the webinar instead? Click here

Feedback from past attendees: 

  • “Excellent workshop, appreciated the wealth of knowledge and experience” 
  • Highly relevant material and a great training overall” 
  • “Presenter was exceptional, well informed and engaging. The course was well presented. Use of case studies and scenarios helped explain the content” 
  • “Content and case law were relevant and up to date, great format and well-paced delivery” 

Earn 6 CPD points upon completion.


Full Price $594.00

Alumni/Member Price $534.60


Start date:

23 March 2023

End date:

23 March 2023


8.45am AEDT - 4.30pm


College of Law
Level 4
570 George Street
Sydney 2000 


8.45am : Login and welcome 

9.00am : Introduction and recent developments  

10.00am : Contract for sale and purchase of land – 2019 edition

11.00am : Stretch break

11.00am : Electronic signatures and verification of identify (VOI)

11.40am : Electronic conveyancing 

  • Client authorisation
  • Compiling the contract
  • Priority notices
  • Certifications
  • Right to deal
  • Attribution rule

12.30pm : Lunch break

1.15pm : Vendor disclosure requirements

2.15pm : Tax considerations in conveyancing – GST, CGT and stamp duty

3.15pm : Stretch break

3.30pm : Contract law elements and remedies

4.10pm : Risk management in property transactions

4.30pm : Close and QA


Designed For

The program is ideal for practitioners new to the practice of property law, solicitors in general practice, commercial property lawyers, conveyancing specialists, senior executives of financial & property corporations. 

This program is produced in NSW and features a NSW-based practitioner.



All times listed for this course are Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time (AEDT). Please take note of any time differences if you are registering from QLD, WA, SA, NT or from outside Australia.



This course is not an approved CPD activity for Western Australian practitioners.



If you intend to claim CPD units for this educational activity, please note that CPD activities are not accredited by the Law Society of NSW or any other equivalent local authority, with the exception of Western Australia. If you hold a practising certificate in a state or territory other than Western Australia and this educational activity extends your knowledge and skills in areas that are relevant to your practice needs or professional development, then you should claim one (1) “unit” for each hour of attendance, refreshment breaks not included. The annual requirement is ten (10) CPD units each year from 1 April to 31 March. Some practitioners, such as accredited specialists are required to complete more than ten (10) units each CPD year.


Mandatories Covered

Professional skills: 4.5 

Substantive law: 1

Practice management and business skills: 0.5


Presenter biography

Katelin Whitley
Katelin Whitley
Principal, Bestic Law, Accredited Specialist in Property Law, and Accredited Specialist in Wills & Estates

Katelin Whitley is the principal of Bestic Law located in Sydney and the Hunter Valley and practices primarily in succession and trust matters. She was admitted to practice in 2001 and was recognised by the NSW Law Society as an Accredited Wills and Estates Specialist in 2011.

She has considerable experience advising and acting on contested estate litigation including lack of testamentary capacity and undue influence cases, family provision claims, construction of will litigation, and application of the Forfeiture Act. Katelin has represented estates, applicants, and beneficiaries.

She works on both simple and high level estate planning and acts on estate administrations including for large and complex estates.

Katelin has been lecturing in the College of Law Wills & Estates Masters of Law Program since 2017. She has completed Masters of Law at the University of Sydney and Masters of Forensic Mental Health in the UNSW School of Psychiatry. She has also been a member of the Law Society of the NSW Elder Law and Succession Committee since 2012. She is a Notary Public and Accredited Specialist in Property Law since 2021.


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