Do You Really Need A Property Inspection?

Buying a home is an exciting time. There is a lot to take care of, and you will be racing around getting everything done in time for the settlement date. One of the key factors that you will need to take care of is making sure that the property is in the condition that it is said to be presented in.

Do I Need A Lawyer To Review My Real Estate Contract?

As a buyer and seller you have a legal right to have your Contract reviewed by a Solicitor before signing the Contract to ensure that you fully understand the terms of the Contract before it is signed and you are legally bound to purchase or sell the property.

Leaving A House In A Will

How To Leave My House to My Child is often a question asked of us?

This article will discuss the best way to leave your property upon death where a second marriage or partner is involved.

What Does The Executor Of A Will Do?

When a person dies and leaves a valid Will, it will name an individual or several individuals as “Executors”. The Executor is sometimes also called the Trustee of the estate, or the deceased’s Legal Personal Representative.

Custody – Divorce

For many years’ parents have fought to have custody of their child after separation or divorce. As the law has evolved, the term “custody” fell out of use as it had connotations of ownership of the child.

Auction Tips For Buyers Of Property

If you have chosen to buy a property that is being auctioned, then there are a few tips we can offer that you may choose to consider before attending an auction and signing an auction contract!

What Can Happen If I Pass Without A Will

What happens if you die without a will in Queensland?  Intestate…… It is a seemingly harmless word which can have a serious impact upon your loved ones if you pass away. In simple terms, Intestate means that you have died without a will. Instead of your estate passing according to your wishes, your estate will now be divided according to the laws of Queensland. Intestacy laws in Queensland are a paint by numbers approach which are extraordinarily unlikely to match how you would like to see your assets pass.

How To Choose An Executor Of My Will

Firstly, let’s try to understand what is an Executor and what do they do?

An executor can be a person or an organisation that you appoint to be responsible for carrying out the wishes you have stated in your will. You must nominate at least one person or organisation as the Executor in your will.

What is a Power of Attorney

A Power of Attorney is a legal document which gives authority to another person (known as the attorney) to make certain financial decisions and sign certain documents on behalf of the donor.

Powers of attorney can grant extremely wide and discretionary powers to the attorney.

Parenting Orders

You may be asking the question……How to Apply for a Parenting Order after I have separated?

You may also be asking ……. What Happens with the Children When you Separate?

Should I Update My Will

Your Will expresses your wishes at a particular point in time, however your personal situation changes on a regular basis.
Day to day events occur that have the effect of revoking all or part of your Will.  Generally these events do not trigger the fact that our Estates and therefore our Will, needs to reflect the relevant change.

Cooling off periods – What is it? What could go wrong?

The cooling off period is a period of 5 Business Days after you receive a fully executed contract to purchase a property.  During the cooling off period, the purchaser has the option to re-think the purchase and consider their ability to finance the property. If you change your mind within this timeframe, you can elect to terminate the contract at your absolute discretion. While a cooling off period has some obvious benefits, there are some things that purchasers need to be aware of.

Interim And Final Orders In The Federal Circuit Court

If you do have a matter that ends up in the Federal Circuit Court or Family Court, you will have to specify the Orders you would like the Court to make before you get there. You cannot simply
go to Court and ask the Court to “fix” things for you. You have to tell the Court what it is that you want it to do and the orders you want it to make.

Commercial Lease – Must Do

ESSENTIALS IN A COMMERCIAL LEASE

  1. Property address
    The address of the premises needs to be clearly described. Whilst an obvious point, time can be wasted clarifying a property’s legal description where a Lease is to be registered and/or where a lender is involved.

What Is Conveyancing

Conveyancing is the process of transferring a property from one individual or entity to another whether you buy or sell property. For many of us, property is the most valuable asset we will ever own, so whether you are buying your first home or expanding to a larger family residence, buying and selling property can be an overwhelming experience. A solicitor or Conveyancer can assist you to ensure your financial transaction goes smoothly and ensure your legal rights under the Contract are protected.

Superannuation Split

Oftentimes, an agreement for the division of property between spouses also involves the division of superannuation. This is because the significant assets in a marriage or a relationship are typically real property and superannuation.

How Does A Property Auction Work

Buying at auction can be an exciting process. However, it is not one that should be taken lightly. Auction contracts are generally unconditional contracts. Which means, that once you sign on the dotted line, you are legally obligated to purchase the property.