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New laws and changes that affect Australia from January 1, 2018 and beyond

From January 1, there are a raft of changes coming to welfare, health, education, housing, gay marriage and many other living expenses. This is what’s coming and how it may affect you and your family across Australia. WELFARE $10 million will be set aside for treatment services for job seekers affected by proposed drug testing […]

The Four Stages of a Conveyancing Transaction – Part 2 Sellers

The importance of the conditional stage (which occurs after the signing of the contract but before the contract becomes unconditional) cannot be overlooked as it is during this stage that the buyer under a contract can elect not to proceed with a purchase, usually without penalty, so long as they can demonstrate that a condition of the contract has not been met.

The Four Stages of a Conveyancing Transaction – Part 1 Sellers

PRE-CONTRACTUAL  STAGE – SELLER INTRODUCTION The Four Stages of a Conveyancing Transaction – Part 1 Sellers: Pre-Contractual; Conditional; Unconditional; and Settlement/Post Settlement. Each of these stages offers its own risks. PRE-CONTRACTUAL STAGE The importance of this stage, which occurs before the signing of a contract, is often overlooked with clients signing the “standard” Real Estate […]

Urgent Reminder: Queensland’s First Home Owners’ Grant – Don’t Miss It!

The First Home Owner’s Grant, an initiative from the Queensland Government, could help you to buy your first home sooner, however, you need to act now if you want to take advantage of it.

Financial Property Law February 13, 2017

Understanding Queensland’s First Home Owners’ Grant in 2017/18

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 […]

Financial Property Law October 13, 2016

At Last the Secrets of Installment Contracts Fully Revealed

INSTALMENT CONTRACTS GENERALLY 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 […]

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 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 […]

What You Need To Ask Yourself Before Signing A Guarantee

Are You Signing A Guarantee? Ask Yourself these 4 Questions So you’ve been approached by someone waving a wad of papers and asking you to sign them, just as a formality. Naturally you ask what they are and are told “it’s just a guarantee that Bill Smith/Bill Smith Pty Ltd wants so that they will lend me […]

Financial March 22, 2016

In Financial Difficulties? Beware Of Quicksand With Fast Financial Fixes

Financial Hard Times Happen to Everyone 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 […]