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Does Aylward Game Use E CONVEYANCING

Conveyancing November 18, 2014

Does Aylward Game Use E CONVEYANCING

On the 1st April 2014 Queensland will follow suit with many of the other leading states and begin the long anticipated E-Conveyancing. Aylward Game Solicitors will be jumping on board as soon as the E-Conveyancing gates open, and we are currently looking at becoming registered for PEXA (Property Exchange Australia).  We will provide our clients and colleagues with further updates on e-conveyancing once these arrangements progress, however in the meantime…

Time Is Of the Essence in Conveyancing Contracts

Conveyancing October 17, 2014

Time Is Of the Essence in Conveyancing Contracts

The recent Queensland Supreme Court Case of Simpson and Others –v- Jackson is a timely reminder of the importance of ensuring that when you have a Contract to purchase property that you take very careful note of the various time limits set out within the Contract. In this case there was a Building and Pest Inspection condition which expired on the 09 December 2013 at 5:00pm. At 4:57pm on the…

Purchaser’s Conveyancing Checklist

Conveyancing September 29, 2014

Purchaser’s Conveyancing Checklist

1. Contract of sale Your solicitor should: order a title search and registered plan search, notify the seller’s solicitor they are acting, and prepare transfer documents for the seller to sign. You should: take out building and public liability insurance, organise building and pest inspections and send them to your solicitor, organise unconditional finance and inform your solicitor of who, where and contact details, and inform your solicitor of the…

Commercial Properties Selling or Leasing

Property Law July 29, 2014

Commercial Properties Selling or Leasing

For any Commercial Property Owners who are planning to sell or sublease their Commercial premises it is important to ensure that you remember to comply with the requirements of the Building Energy Efficiency Disclosure Act as the penalties for non-compliance can include fines of up to $170,000.00. The Act applies to Commercial office buildings which are used for administrative, professional or clerical activities, which are for sale, lease or sub…

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Articles Courts July 29, 2014

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Whilst in general we are keen to encourage clients to consider various means of alternative dispute resolution rather than proceeding to Court, we don’t think that a rather novel approach adopted by a lawyer in Kazakhstan is likely to catch on in Australia. ‘The Mirror’ news paper in the UK reports that a Lawyer Evgeniy Tankov, was appearing in Court and was apparently unhappy with the way the Case was…

Self Managed Superannuation and Estate Planning

Property Law July 29, 2014

Self Managed Superannuation and Estate Planning

There are a significant amount of Self Managed Superannuation Funds in existence in Australia and ensuring that they are properly managed and administered is a very important task. For any one who does have a Self Managed Superannuation Fund it is absolutely essential that they develop a comprehensive Estate Plan and as part of that process it is vital that they ensure that they attend to the preparation of an…

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Criminal Law July 29, 2014

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

The recent decision of the Full Federal Court in the appeal in Richardson –v- Oracle Corporation Australia means the potential penalties for Employers who fail to take comprehensive steps to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace have increased significantly. The court found that Oracle was vicariously liable for the conduct of Mr Randol Tucker in sexually harassing another employee, Rebecca Richardson. At first instance the Federal Court awarded Ms Richardson…

Get It In Writing!

Property Law July 25, 2014

Get It In Writing!

Another decision from the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal illustrates very well the importance of ensuring all terms that you have agreed to are included in a written Contract. In the case of Vivlios -v- Lucy Cole, Prestige Properties Broadbeach Pty Ltd, Mrs Vivlios alleged that the agreement to appoint Lucy Cole to sell her property on the Gold Coast was partly in writing and partly an oral agreement. The written…

Stamp Duty Traps

Articles Property Law July 25, 2014

Stamp Duty Traps

A property buyer who attempted to assist her Tenants has been stung for additional stamp duty of almost $9,000.00. The Buyer purchased her property in Wilston, in Queensland and settled on the purchase in August 2012. She obtained a Principal Place of Residence Concession on the rate of Stamp Duty and there were two main conditions to her qualifying for that concession. First of all she had to move into…

Buying and Selling Property during the G20

Conveyancing Property Law July 16, 2014

Buying and Selling Property during the G20

Anyone buying or selling a property or a business with a settlement that they expect to take place in the next few months, and also Real Estate Agents involved in arranging such transactions, might want to think about whether it would be wise to avoid any settlement dates in the run up to and just after the G20 Conference that is taking place in Brisbane. The extent of any disruption…

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