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DISPUTE RESOLUTIONS (BODY CORPORATE LAW) ARTICLES

A Call for Transparency in Body Corporate Levy Recovery

A Call for Transparency in Body Corporate Levy Recovery As Body Corporate Lawyers, we have the privilege of working with bodies corporate across Queensland – from small schemes, to large commercial schemes.  We must, in good conscience, put it out to our fellow...

Are you buying a Body Corporate Lemon?

Due diligence searches are an important factor when purchasing a commercial or residential property, and ensuring you are considering all important information is key to determining that the investment is sound and whether to proceed with the transaction. As body...

Nautilus’ Top 10 Reasons for Non Payment of Body Corporate Levies

As Body Corporate Lawyers, we've heard every excuse imaginable. Our top 10 favourites are: “I didn’t pay my levies because no one respects me.” (Sorry – respect has nothing to do with your legal obligations.) “When I bought the unit 20 years ago the levies were $150 a...

What is a skip trace?

As all lawyers and a significant number of clients learn quickly in litigation, finding a Defendant for personal service can be painfully slow and frustrating.  Unfortuantely, the Civil Procedure Rules categorically require personal service for originating matters...

BUSINESS & WEALTH STRUCTURING (COMMERCIAL LAW) ARTICLES

SMSF Borrowing Strategies – Tips and Traps

Introduction The ability of a Self Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF) to borrow through a “limited recourse borrowing arrangement” presents a potential opportunity for investors to create considerable wealth within the tax concessional environment of a SMSF. In 2007...

ESTATE PLANNING AND ADMINISTRATION (SUCCESSION PLANNING) ARTICLES

PROPERTY LAW ARTICLES

Aggregated transfers in Queensland

Transfer duty in Queensland is imposed by the Office of State Revenue on all dutiable transactions, pursuant to the Duties Act 2001. When transactions are related, the transfer duty payable on the transactions must be aggregated; meaning that, rather than assessing...

What’s in a name?

When entering into a Contract in Queensland, it is critical the Buyer’s and Seller’s names are complete, and correctly spelt.  Any omissions or errors can cause significant headaches and incur significant cost further on in the conveyancing process. The Seller is the...

Are you buying a Body Corporate Lemon?

Due diligence searches are an important factor when purchasing a commercial or residential property, and ensuring you are considering all important information is key to determining that the investment is sound and whether to proceed with the transaction. As body...