The Equity Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court handed down a decision on 23 October 2020 in relation to legal issues in the areas of Estate Law and Property Law. Several properties which are of … [Read more...] about Acting under a Power of Attorney
There are special rules that apply to commercial leases that fall within the definition of being a “retail lease”. Under the Retail Leases Act 1994 (NSW), landlords must, amongst other things, comply … [Read more...] about Retail landlords – know your obligations under the Retail Leases Act
The following is a summary of recent the current state of the various Federal Government Schemes and Grants which apply to first home buyers as well as the recent HomeBuilder Grant scheme. First … [Read more...] about Know your entitlements as a First Home Buyer or Home Builder
Division 2 (in particular, section 18) of the Succession Act 2006(NSW) allows the Court to authorise wills to be made, altered or revoked for persons who do not have testamentary capacity , whilst … [Read more...] about Statutory Wills – for when testamentary capacity is lacking
The responsibility for the payment of the costs of the water usage and electricity for a Kirrawee commercial property was the subject of a dispute dealt with by the District Court in 2017 – AAP … [Read more...] about The landlord’s responsibility to recover outgoings in a timely manner
Glenquarry Park Investments Pty Ltd v Hegyesi  NSWSC 425 Facts: The matter related to a dispute between the lot owners of a strata title property at Point Piper in Sydney’s eastern suburbs … [Read more...] about ARE THE PROPOSED WORKS TO THE STRATA BUILDING CORRECTLY CLASSED AS REPAIRS, REPLACEMENT AND RENEWAL, OR AN IMPROVEMENT?
The main piece of legislation regarding the management of strata schemes is the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 (NSW). Time and time again, clients ask us about the rules for 2 lot strata schemes, … [Read more...] about WHAT ARE THE SPECIAL RULES FOR 2 LOT STRATA SCHEMES?
Overview Wills and Estates can be a particularly complex area of law, especially where multiple family provision claims are being made. In the case of Ng v Lau; In the Estate of Ken Kui Yuen Lau … [Read more...] about Life Estates and Will Disputes – Ng v Lau; In the Estate of Ken Kui Yuen Lau  NSWSC 713
When an agent is entering into a contract on behalf of a company, all parties to the contract should take particular care to ensure that the contract is executed properly, making it legally binding … [Read more...] about How can an Agent validly sign a Contract on behalf of a Company?
All business owners and agents must be careful when providing prospective purchasers with sales figures and other information, particularly where reliance will be placed on that information, without … [Read more...] about INCORRECT SALES FIGURES AND OTHER MISREPRESENTATIONS IN A BUSINESS SALE