A Guide to Buying Commercial Premises

Buying a commercial property (such as a warehouse, office building or retail space) is more complicated than buying a residential property. There are complex contract terms, detailed planning information and additional legal and commercial implications if...

Self Managed Super Funds – buying property

Since 2007, self-managed super funds (SMSF) have been permitted to borrow money to invest in all types of real property including residential property, commercial property and industrial property. Prior to 2007, SMSFs could purchase property but were not...

Transferring Dutiable Land – Order of Operations

You act for Robert who is the executor of his late wife Maggie’s estate, along with Maggie’s three children. Robert brings in the original will which was prepared by another solicitor in 1998.You are surprised when reviewing the will that Robert was not left...

Home Insurance Traps

When homeowners leave their homes unoccupied for extended periods of time, insurers have found that the risk of break-ins, burglaries and property damage through robbery and vandalism increases. An insurance policy is a contract where the insured party must...