Property Occupations Act 2014

Introduction to the Property Occupations Act 2014 The Property Agents and Motor Dealers Act 2000 (“PAMDA”) has been replaced with four new Acts that are aimed at simplifying requirements for property agents, motor dealers, auctioneers and debt collectors. The new legislation comes into effect today, 1 December 2014, and aims to promote business,...
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Mortgage Recovery & Enforcement

Last month our firm shared two successful court applications with our mortgage lending clients. Most Mortgage Recovery matters for the Mortgagee follow a similar process or procedure. This procedure includes:- Step 1:             The initial default by the borrower; Step 2:             Serving Default notices on the borrower; Step 3:...
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Body Corporate Laws and Pets

  As you are probably aware, living in an apartment or townhouse under a community title scheme involves all types of rules known as the body corporate laws or by-laws. These rules and laws govern all kinds of issues including the keeping of Pets in your unit or other animals....
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Wills Gold Coast, Will Lawyers.

Separating the good Will Lawyers from the bad. The importance of having an up to date Will can not be stressed enough. A Will is a legally binding document drafted by lawyers, which outlines your instructions on how your estate, including your property is administered or distributed when you pass....
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What does a Franchise Solicitor do?

  Most people have a basic understanding of how a franchise works however this post is to help provide a more detailed understanding of what’s involved from a legal perspective. In a nutshell, the Franchisor allows another operator, the Franchisee, in certain terms, to license their business model and operate...
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What searches does a solicitor do?

When a property solicitor handles your conveyancing they usually quote an amount expected to be spent on property searches. Common questions often arise like what are all these searches for and do I really need to pay extra for them? The simple answer is the searches are conducted to protect...
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How much is Duty in Queensland?

Duty is a tax that is paid to the State Government when you purchase a property in Queensland. Depending on the purchase price of the property and your circumstances, the amount of the duty will vary. Duty Example If your buying a unit in Surfers Paradise for $350,000.00 the duty...
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