The essential guide to buying and selling real property

Course ID WN210207_PRO1

  • Webinar
  • 7
  • Foundation
  • 6.5 CPD POINTS

The law affecting the sale and purchase of real estate has changed significantly in recent years. In this webinar, you will gain additional knowledge and insight to successfully assist when advising on a residential or commercial sale/purchase of land. 

Join us in our two-day skills-based live webinar and you will leave the program armed with the most up to date information to get ahead in your practice. 

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:

  • Michael Devitt, Accredited Specialist in Property Law and Honorary Senior Fellow, University of Wollongong School of Law

Feedback from past attendees: 

  • “Very knowledgeable and well delivered”
  • “Very valuable, well presented and very articulate”
  • “Excellent workshop, appreciated the wealth of knowledge and experience”
  • "Highly relevant material and a great training overall” 
  • “I found Mike to be extremely knowledgeable and delivering the content in an effective, engaging manner.”
  • “This is indicative of the College’s strength/experience as an education institute over other CPD providers.”

At the end of this live webinar, you will earn 6.5 CPD points. 

The time listed for this course is 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. 


Full Price $643.50

Alumni/Member Price $579.15


Start date:

18 February 2021

End date:

19 February 2021

About This Course


Day 1 – Thursday, 18 February 2021:

8.50am: Login/Welcome


9.00am: Introduction and recent developments


10.00am: Stretch break


10.05am: Contract for sale and purchase of land – 2019 edition and recent changes


11.05am: Stretch break


11.10am: 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: Close


Day 2 - Friday, 19 February 2021:


8.50am: Login/Welcome


9.05am: Vendor disclosure and changes to off-the-plan vendor disclosure


10.00am: Stretch break


10.05am: Tax considerations in conveyancing – GST and GST at settlement measure, foreign resident capital gain tax withholding (FRCGTW)


11.05am: Stretch break


11.10am: Contract law elements and remedies


12.00pm: Risk management in property transactions


12.30pm: Close


Designed for

The webinar is ideal for property law practitioners, solicitors in general practice, commercial property lawyers, conveyancers, and in-house lawyers who deal with property transactions. If you are entirely new to the conveyancing process, we recommend that you complete the Step-by-step introduction to conveyancing (NSW) short program before attending this course, which is available for purchase shortly.

This webinar is produced in NSW and features a NSW-based practitioner. This webinar is available to all NSW based practitioners.


Claiming CPD units

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 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. If you are in any doubt, you should check your local rules. If you practise in Western Australia, please check local rules regarding interactive activities and note that the College of Law is recognised by the Legal Practice Board of WA as a QA provider of CPD.


Mandatories Covered

The program covers the mandatory requirement of Professional Skills and Substantive Law.


Presenter biography

Michael Devitt Solicitor and Accredited Specialist in Property Law

  • Solicitor of Supreme Court of NSW - admitted 1972.
  • Honorary Senior Fellow, School of Law, University of Wollongong.
  • Accredited Specialist in Property Law, Law Society of NSW, since 1995.
  • College of Law PLT assessor; Property Law; Ethics & Professional Responsibility.


Filming and Photography

Please be aware that this webinar organised by the College of Law may be recorded for use on our websites, marketing materials and publications. By attending and participating in a College of Law Continuing Professional Development course, you consent to the College of Law photographing or recording and using your image and likeness and/or voice.