The latest Federal budget proposed a number of amendments to the capital gains tax regime. A particular focus of these changes are directed to addressing housing affordability in Australia while also seeking to improve compliance by foreign investors of their tax obligations. These amendments built upon regulations introduced in last year’s budget.
Changes Under The Retail Shop Leases Act
Are you fully aware of your disclosure obligations under the Retail Shop Leases Act 1994? Continue reading Assignment Of A Lease
When you purchase property with another person, your solicitor will ask you: Joint Tenants or Tenants in Common?
The purpose of this article is to explain the difference between these terms and how your decision can affect you in the future, particularly from an estate planning perspective. Continue reading Joint Tenants vs Tenants in Common
The issue of footsteps on the ceiling (and noise generally) in strata titled buildings is a vexing issue for many committees and owners. Given the increased propensity towards high density living in our cities, this is an issue that isn’t going away. Continue reading Elephants on the Ceiling
With over 400 kilometres of constructed canal frontage on the Gold Coast, and an ever increasing number of recreational water users, the potential exists for conflict between property owners and people using the adjacent water ways.
Any waterfront property owners or regular water users reading this could probably relate a relevant story. The writer has personally observed an upset waterfront property owner throwing rocks at a kayak fisherman, fishing in the adjacent canal, encouraging him in an enthusiastic fashion to “get off his water”. Continue reading “Get Off My Water!”
As the population and the needs of the general community change over time, governments require additional land for the development of infrastructure. This may include construction or widening of roads, installation of sewerage and drainage works, and construction of rail projects amongst other needs. Continue reading How Compulsory Acquisition of Land may affect you
Since pool safety standards were introduced in Queensland in 2009:
- owners of properties with newly constructed pools;
- owners of properties with shared pools; and
- owners seeking to sell or lease a property with a pool,
I’m leasing a new retail premises and the landlord has asked for a Legal Advice Report. Do I need to provide one?
A Legal Advice Report is a certificate confirming that a tenant under a retail lease has received independent legal advice as to the content of the lease. Continue reading Do I Need A Legal Advice Certificate?
Purchasing a home or an investment property on the Gold Coast (or anywhere for that matter) can be both an exhilarating and stressful experience for the parties involved. Continue reading 9 Tips On Buying A Property