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Buying a Unit in Queensland

Things to Do When Buying a Unit in Queensland

In a perfect world, home buying would be easy. But in reality, there’s no such thing as a “simple” real estate transaction. When it comes to buying a unit in Queensland, there’s plenty to do. Here’s a brief overview of what’s involved.

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How to Choose the Right Business Structure

The terms ‘separation’ and ‘divorce’ are often used interchangeably by people but in fact, in the unfortunate event of a relationship breakdown, they mean quite different things and carry different legal implications.

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Important Points to Consider Before Buying a Commercial Property

Buying a commercial property involves a lot more considerations than when buying a residential property. This is not least because there is generally a lot more risk involved in buying a commercial property, despite that fact, such a decision can bring great financial benefits for the buyer. There is no “one size fits all” strategyRead More »Important Points to Consider Before Buying a Commercial Property
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How Does Conveyancing Work?

There is a lot to consider when you are purchasing a home. If you’ve got children, one of your first priorities will be making sure it is near a good school. Then there’s the matter of your daily commute, meaning you want a home that’s close to public transport or within an easy drive toRead More »How Does Conveyancing Work?
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Entering into a retail shop lease: Key Changes Under the Retail Shop Leases Amendment Act 2016

On 25 May 2016, the Retail Shop Leases Amendment Act 2016 was enacted to amend the regulation of retail leasing in Queensland. The 2016 amendments to the Retail Shop Leases Act 1994 (“Act”) commenced on 25 November 2016 and apply prospectively from that date. This means the amendments will apply to any retail shop leaseRead More »Entering into a retail shop lease: Key Changes Under the Retail Shop Leases Amendment Act 2016
Faking Testimonials and Places of Origin

Faking Testimonials

In a recent Federal Court case, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission brought an action against Worldwide Energy and Manufacturing Australia Pty Ltd (WEMA), P & N Pty Ltd and P & N NSW Pty Ltd. These companies distribute solar panels to consumers in Australia. The companies advertised their Australian solar panels via newspapers, television,Read More »Faking Testimonials