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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...

BUSINESS & WEALTH STRUCTURING (COMMERCIAL LAW) ARTICLES

Cudoos to Jacinda Arden – you are one amazing leader!

It's official...Jacinda Arden is Nautilus' pick for leader of the year.  This amazing human being is a mum of a young bub, prime minister of New Zealand, she led a nation through a tragic terrorist attack,  she protected her masses through the Covid-19 pandemic, she...

Ouch – big tax mistake – home office and CGT

CGT and the small business home office - big tax mistakes The amount of Capital Gains Tax (CGT) you will be required to pay when you sell your home is calculated by multiplying the gross capital gains on the sale of your home by the percentage of business use over the...

ESTATE PLANNING AND ADMINISTRATION (SUCCESSION PLANNING) ARTICLES

Is an Executor paid for dealing with an Estate?

Is the Executor paid for acting in a deceased estate? The duties and responsibilities of acting as the Executor of a deceased Estate can be onerous and time consuming; therefore, if appointing a person to act on your behalf, you should consider whether any provision...

Ouch – big tax mistake – home office and CGT

CGT and the small business home office - big tax mistakes The amount of Capital Gains Tax (CGT) you will be required to pay when you sell your home is calculated by multiplying the gross capital gains on the sale of your home by the percentage of business use over the...

Does my spouse act as my attorney if I have a stroke?

An Enduring Power of Attorney appoints an person or persons to act on your behalf in relation to the administration of your affairs at a time of your choosing, including following your incapacity. What happens if you don’t have one?

PROPERTY LAW ARTICLES

I want to lease my Queensland retail shop – what next?

You are a property owner with retail shop and you want to lease the shop. If you are in Queensland, you must comply with the Retail Shop Leases Act 1994 (QLD). To keep you on track, we provide links to the Queensland approved forms for use when you want to lease your...

Cooling Off Rights in Property Contracts – A Blessing or a Curse?

Understanding cooling off is critical! A recent matter has prompted us to write an article warning of the dangers of entering into a contract for the purchase of a property without being absolutely sure that you are ready to do so. We recently received a call from a...

Commercial Tenancies and Covid-19 Code of Conduct

On 7 April 2020, the Federal Government released the National Cabinet Mandatory Code of Conduct (the Code), which is applicable to certain commercial tenancies of small and medium enterprises which have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic (SME Tenancies). The Code...