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If you die without a Will or a valid Will – the laws of intestacy as found in Part 3 of the Succession Act 1981 applies. These rules set out the entitlements of the next of kin of a person who died without a last Will and Testament or a Will that is not valid. The...
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It is quite common for people, whether in a relationship or not, to buy property together therefore it is important to consider how the property ownership should be arranged when buying a property. Your decision should be made clear to your property lawyer or conveyancer during the conveyancing process in order for him or her...
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What certainties do we have in life…? As Charles Franklin said…”no one gets out of this life alive…”   Looking back in life one realisation may be that life is about relationships and the special people in that life. Maybe you would want to leave something, your personal belongings or some money to one or...
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Estate planning can be difficult and confronting, but understanding what it entails should make a big difference and hopefully get you moving to get things in order… What is estate planning and what documents are involved? Well, its documentation, in written form, which you put in place to speak on your behalf when you can...
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The contract for the sale and purchase of property contains standard conditions and the real estate agent, or the Seller or Buyer’s lawyer usually require some additional special conditions be added to the contract. Buyers should be cautious of special conditions which are added to the contract. In some instances, sellers may delete certain provisions...
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  Then do both processes simultaneously and contemporaneously.   With the right help… you can time your settlements in such a way they settle simultaneously and do not overlap and leave you in a difficult situation.   The critical achievement here will be to be able to sell your property for the right sale price...
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Timing in a conveyancing matter is critical for various reasons… In Queensland a contract to buy or sell a property can and is mostly made conditional upon various satisfactory outcomes within specific time frames. If unsatisfactory outcomes occur within the specific time frames, the relevant party may be able to terminate the agreement and walk...
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Discharging mortgages Discharging a mortgage is the process of removing the mortgage from the title to your property. Your bank holds the title to your property until your home loan is completely repaid. When you have repaid the mortgage in full, you need to follow a specific procedure to discharge the mortgage.   Why do...
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When selling your property, there are requirements for what you must disclose to the buyer before entering into the contract. This disclosure provides the buyer with important information about the property so they may make an informed decision when placing an offer or signing the contract. The information to be passed on to the buyer...
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