ARTICLES

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...

I want to sue someone for a debt – what do you need me to give you?

You have a debt you want recovered - we can help with that!  We do not want to waste your time or money - so in order to fast track the process to allow us to sue someone for a debt (remember we have a 24 hour turn around time on new referrals, and 8 hours if all...

BUSINESS & WEALTH STRUCTURING (COMMERCIAL LAW) ARTICLES

Privacy Obligations for the Community Organisation

It is commonly misunderstood that community organisations and/or non-profits are not encumbered by duties burdening the commercial sector.  To an extent, that is true.  However, when the question relates to the collection and use of personal information - even the...

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...