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Financial February 13, 2017

Understanding Queensland’s First Home Owners’ Grant in 2017

Are you dreaming of your first home? With the Queensland Government’s increased First Home Owners’ Grant, your dream could soon become your reality. The First Home Owner’s Grant, an initiative from the Queensland Government, could help you to buy your first home sooner. Depending on the contract date, you may be eligible to receive $15,000 […]

At Last The Secrets Of Instalment Contracts Fully Revealed

First, what is an instalment contract? An instalment contract is a contract for the sale of land, and where applicable, including improvements (that is, the house etc) which provides that: the purchase price is to be paid by a series of instalments (which may or may not include the payment of a deposit); the Buyer […]

Articles Financial Property Law October 3, 2016


In the 2016 Queensland State Budget the Treasurer announced an intention to amend the Duties Act 2001 (QLD) to introduce additional transfer duty to foreign acquirers, to be known as Additional Foreign Acquirer Duty (“AFAD”). This new duty commences 1 October 2016. AFAD is an extra amount of duty that applies to transactions that are […]

What Is A Caveat And Do You Need One?

In Queensland title (ownership) in land (including where applicable, improvements – e.g a house) is determined by registration of your interest with the Land Titles Office, headed by the Registrar of Land Titles. Given the importance of registration, if you have an interest in land that for some reason is not registered there is a […]

Courts Financial Litigation July 6, 2016

Entering Into A Financial Agreement? Don’t Get Sold Short!

KEY POINTS FOR ENTERING INTO FINANCIAL AGREEMENTS Some helpful advice if you are considering entering into a Financial Agreement. Financial Agreements under the Family Law legislation are not simple agreements. There are certain requirements which must be complied with if the agreements are to be binding. If these requirements are not properly dealt with the […]

Financial Property Law June 13, 2016

Home Stamp Duty Concessions Explained

Home Stamp Duty Concessions Explained It was Benjamin Franklin who, in 1789 at the time of the writing of the US Constitution, wrote that “…in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes”. Purchasing a new home is one of the most complex opportunities an individual will make in their […]


Articles Financial March 22, 2016

In Financial Difficulties? Beware Of Quicksand With Fast Financial Fixes

At Aylward Game we pride ourselves on offering high quality legal services to our clients taking into account their unique circumstances. It’s great when we see clients come to us in good financial health looking to build their wealth and we enjoy seeing them prosper. However, with the current economic climate and the increasing pressures on […]