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What a Will Kit doesn’t do

There are various ‘Will Kits’ available on-line – most are cheap or ‘free’ and all you need to do is download them and fill in the blanks. Many websites boast that you can prepare your Will ‘without spending hundreds of dollars on legal fees’. Simple, right? Not...Read More

Self Managed Super Funds – Buying Property

Since 2007, self-managed super funds (SMSF) have been permitted to borrow money to invest in all types of real property including residential property, commercial property and industrial property. Prior to 2007, SMSFs could purchase property but were not permitted to...Read More

Growing your business – understanding equipment leases

If you are starting or expanding a business, you would be aware that equipment can represent a large cost. Although in an ideal world, you would be able to meet that cost outright, the reality is that you may not have the capital to meet the costs of all the equipment...Read More

Key considerations for controlling business debtors

While growing your business it can become easy to lose sight of effectively managing your debtors, however doing so, can help your business continue to grow successfully. The information below can help make the task of controlling business debtors much easier! As...Read More

Is Do-It-Yourself Conveyancing Dead?

Conveyancing is the legal process of transferring the ownership (title) of property (real estate) from one party to another. For most people, buying or selling property is one of the largest financial transactions they will ever make, and the conveyancing process is...Read More

Elder Abuse

On the 15 June each year is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). This annual event acknowledges the prevalence of elder abuse, educates communities and individuals to recognise the signs, and encourages loved ones and victims to speak up and seek support and...Read More

A Guide to Buying Commercial Premises

Buying a commercial property (such as a warehouse, office building or retail space) is more complicated than buying a residential property. There are complex contract terms, detailed planning information and additional legal and commercial implications if the premises...Read More

Dying intestate – the perils of not making a Will

A valid Will determines how your estate is dealt with after you die. Your Will can appoint an appropriate family member or trusted friend to administer your estate (your executor), nominate guardians for young children, determine who will receive your assets and give...Read More