Having trouble paying commercial rent due to Covid-19?
The federal government announced a ‘mandatory code of conduct’ of small and medium enterprise commercial leasing principles during Covid-19 (the “Code”), a copy of which is available here. The Code applies to all retail, office and industrial commercial leases where the lessee is an ‘eligible business’ – that is,...Read More
Property Law: I’ve just bought a property, what are my rights?
I’ve just bought a property, what are my rights? Buying a house or apartment can be both exciting and stressful for many people. Whether you’re a first home buyer, thinking about purchasing an investment property or you need to upsize to a family home, there are a few important things...Read More
Dispute Resolution: I am owed money, can I lodge a caveat against the debtor’s land?
The title to this article is a question we regularly get asked when we’re approached by clients to recover a debt due to them. Unfortunately, in most circumstances the answer is no. In this article, we will explore the circumstances in which you can lodge a caveat against a...Read More
Think twice about going guarantor
Has your child asked you to go guarantor to help them purchase their first home? As tempting as it may be to give them a leg-up into the housing market, you may want to think twice before signing those guarantor papers. This article explains what you need to be aware...Read More
Default notices and the purchasing of residential property
Agreeing to buy or sell residential property can be an exciting commercial transaction for many people. A contract for the sale of land is also a significant legal transaction. For many people, the purchase of land with a house on it in which to live is the most significant commercial...Read More