Things you need to know BEFORE auction day

Things you need to know before going to an auction

Buying a property can often be an intimidating process, especially at auction where you are competing with other buyers and there is no cooling off period.

Buying a property at auction

Many properties are sold at auction, particularly in a rising market, so it is important for buyers to understand the processes involved so they can bid confidently on the auction day.

There are many things that need to be done before the auction to ensure that your interests are protected and that you are fully informed about the property you are intending to buy, these things are outlined below. Continue reading “Things you need to know BEFORE auction day”

The perils of representing yourself in the Family Court

Avoid self representation in the family court

The Family Court of Australia was one of the first courts to recognise self-represented litigants as a permanent and significant client group.

Research indicates that 20 to 30 percent of Family Court cases involve a party who is self-represented at some point.

It is important to weigh up the benefits of using a family lawyer even if you don’t have to as the consequences of not following the correct process, filing incorrect documents or filing them out of time could be disastrous. Continue reading “The perils of representing yourself in the Family Court”

Important things to consider when buying a business

bakery business owners

If you are considering buying a business there are many things you need to do from a legal, financial and general business perspective.  Getting the right advice from the start is important. The structure of and issues involved in the sale are quite different if you are buying the business assets only, compared with the shares in the company that owns the business. Continue reading “Important things to consider when buying a business”

New Vegetation Management Laws

cattle in the field

In an effort to protect high conservation value regrowth and improve habitat and environmental protection, the Queensland Parliament will reinstate vegetation management controls which were rescinded in 2013. The changes are effective from 8 March 2018 and have resulted in significant impacts to landowners as a result of changes to previously unregulated vegetation being reclassified. Continue reading “New Vegetation Management Laws”

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