Keep Your Options Open in Conveyancing

There are different options for purchasing a property other than a straight House and Land Contract. Sometimes a mechanism known in conveyancing as a Put and Call Option is used. A Put and Call Option is useful when two parties want the ability to make sure the other party has to buy, or sell, as…

Read More

How Do I Value My Business?

How do I value my Business? One the first steps to selling your business is to set a reasonable value for your business. Unfortunately, what you think your business may be worth, after your years of your blood, sweat and tears being poured into it, is not necessarily what someone else may be willing to…

Read More

Fair’s Fair to Apply to Leases as Well

Unfair Contract Law and Leases. The unfair contract law currently applies only to consumer contracts. As of 12 November 2016, the unfair contract law will also apply to small business contracts and leases as well. What is the unfair contract law, what is a small business and will it apply to your Lease for commercial…

Read More

Finance Definition Contract

Finance definition and what you need to know in relation to your Contract. You must be aware that a pre-approval of finance, does not constitute an unconditional offer from your Bank for finance. That is why it is important you understand the finance definition in your Contract, specifically in relation to pre-approval and unconditional finance.…

Read More

Retail Shop Leases: Important Changes

Retail Shop Leases: Important changes on the horizon that you need to know. On 10 May 2016, significant changes to the Retail Shop Leases Act were passed by the Queensland Parliament. Although these changes are not likely to come into effect for 6 months, Landlords need to prepare now to ensure lease documents are amended…

Read More

Know Who You Are When Purchasing, or Risk Double Stamp Duty

Purchasing Special Condition Under Contract. I am seeing a particular special condition fairly frequently in contracts these days and it gives me great cause for concern. The special condition I speak of is the special condition allowing a buyer under a contract to substitute another buyer prior to settlement. The mechanism is to have the…

Read More

Property Developers and Foreign Investment: How the Rules Have Changed

Property Developers should note the recent changes to Foreign Investment Rules. Property developers should review marketing strategies in light of recent changes to the Foreign Investment rules. I realise that this information will not be of interest to the average investor in property, however the changes in the foreign investment laws will certainly impact on…

Read More

Beware of the Dangers of Guarantor Loans

Going Guarantor? Important information you must know first. Have you ever been asked to be a guarantor? Do you have children may be a more telling question in this scenario. Many people do “go guarantor” for their children or family members and this is often an effective way to enable the child or family members…

Read More

The Sunshine Coast is Changing – Opportunities Abound

New Sunshine Coast Development They say the only constant is change. The Sunshine Coast, as Australia’s 10th largest population centre, is going through massive change with several major projects underway: Sunshine Coast Public University Hospital worth $1.8 billion opening in 2016 with 7,500 staff by 2012. The Next Wave – Generational Change on the Sunshine…

Read More