Normally speaking, where person A purchases property in the name of person B, a trust arises whereby person A holds the property on trust for person B – unless a presumption of advancement is present or if there is evidence to the contrary. Continue Reading..
It is not uncommon for people in rural and regional areas to possess a firearms licence. Many primary producers possess firearms and corresponding licences for farming and grazing activities including for the removal of pest animals. But what happens to firearms owned by a licence holder upon their death? Continue Reading..
When purchasing a property, it is important for a Buyer to rely on their own enquiries and investigations to satisfy themselves with the state of the property. However a Seller does have a legal obligation under the Conveyancing Legislation to disclose any latent defects in a property to a Buyer. In contrast any patent defects do not need to be disclosed by a Seller to a Buyer. So, what is the difference? Continue Reading..
We are living and breathing in a digital age where pen and paper is becoming something of the past. A recent decision handed down by the Queensland Supreme Court in 2017 proved that an unsent text message satisfied the requirements of a person’s last Will. Continue Reading..
As couples today commonly engage in IVF treatment, the question must be considered, what will happen to your frozen eggs/sperm or fertilised embryos on the death of you or your partner? Continue Reading..
If you intend to buy or sell real estate, you will need to prove who you are. Continue Reading..
Did you know that when buying or selling property in NSW the parties to a contract may mutually agree upon terms for early possession of a property before completion takes place. Continue Reading..
Many business owners think that registering a business or company name gives them exclusive rights to use that name. You may be surprised to learn that merely registering a business name or company name only identifies the name under which your business trades. It doesn’t give you ownership of (or proprietary rights to use) that name. Continue Reading..
Put simply, an option to renew in a lease is exactly that - an option for you as the Tenant, to renew the lease for another term when your existing lease expires. An option is very important for business continuity, just think what would happen if you suddenly found out that you had to find new business premises at the end of the month! But to exercise your option correctly requires careful consideration of the terms of the lease. Continue Reading..