Welcome to the April 2015 edition of the ABKJ newsletter.
On 1 December 2014, the Property Occupations Act 2014 (Qld) and the Land Sales and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2014 (Qld) commenced which enacted various changes to pre-existing and off-the-plan residential property purchases.
Continue reading Changes to Residential Conveyancing
TIP 5. Know the penalties you’re entitled to charge and make sure they are properly authorised
The late payment of levies by delinquent owners is a disruption to the smooth operation of a community titles scheme because it causes the body corporate not to have its budgeted cash flow, which if not properly managed could disrupt the supply of services by the body corporate. Continue reading Recovery of Unpaid Body Corporate Levies Part 2: Penalties & Costs
PART ONE: Issuing the statements
The recovery of unpaid body corporate levies is an issue close to the heart of most body corporate committees and managers. Experienced delinquent owners can in some cases drag out the process for many years and even avoid payment entirely.
Continue reading Ten Tips For The Recovery Of Unpaid Body Corporate Levies
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
You cannot avoid estate litigation even if you feel you have the perfect Will. Every person has a right to contest the terms of a Will or Codicil, no matter how careful you are in drafting it. Continue reading Six Ways To Reduce The Risk Of Estate Litigation
An often overlooked issue when preparing a will is the applicability of any taxes when the estate is distributed.
While there is no “inheritance tax” (aka death duties or death tax) in Queensland, other taxes such as capital gains tax and stamp duty can affect your estate, your inheritance or your beneficiaries if Continue reading Inheritance Tax in Queensland