Ready to take the big plunge? Make sure you've checked off
all the common risks, and gotten your finance ready first. We
have a simple practical guide for you here.
Getting ready to sell your property? Here's a simple guide
to the practical things you should consider, to maximise the
value of your property and minimise the potential headaches
during the sale process.
The vast majority of property transactions go without a
hitch. But when they go wrong, we always see the same old
easily avoidable mistakes. Make sure you avoid them!
So you've signed the big contract. Let us walk you through
what happens between now and settlement.
Looking to buy a property before it's been built? These
contracts are typically far more complex and restrictive than
normal sales. Make sure you understand the risks.
Buying subject to finance? Make sure to follow the contract obligations closely, or you might lose your deposit.
In Victoria, property settlements must be conducted online from 1 October 2018. The press has already covered the recent cases of hackers making off with over $1 million, and we'd just like to highlight some of the other likely problems that will occur when the big switch-over occurs. If you're buying or selling in the coming months, don't get caught out!
Flexibility, flexibility and flexibility. Trusts are a smart
way to manage your family's assets and investments. Minimise
the overall tax payable by distributing the income and capital
gains from the tax as you wish ever year. Also estate planning
and asset protection benefits.
If you are interested in what professional duties your
lawyer owes you, and some of the protections available to you
as a consumer of legal services, this article is a practical
Don't take no for an answer. If you've bought a lemon,
you're entitled under the law to get a replacement, refund or
repair. If a retailer isn't honouring its obligations, several
regulators and ombudsmen can help.
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