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AFFINITY LAWYERS RELOCATION

AFFINITY LAWYERS RELOCATION Mon, 13 May 19
We are pleased to announce that Affinity Lawyers have relocated our office, a short distance, to larger premises, being Suite 8/465 Oxley Drive, Runaway Bay Gold Coast. The paramount consideration in the relocation decision, was the ability to remain up on the Northern Gold Coast, thereby enabling convenience and exceptional service levels, while continuing our expansion to meet the needs and expectations of our clients.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Fri, 11 Jan 19
We trust that all of our valued clients, colleagues and associates have had a wonderful break, and are ready to charge into the new year full speed ahead. Affinity Lawyers would like to extend well wishes to you all for a happy, safe and prosperous 2019, and we look forward to working with you in the near future. As always, our experienced and professional staff are on hand to assist with all of your legal enquiries or to provide you with specific advice in a broad range of legal areas, including but not limited to, employment law, family law, conveyancing (buying and selling), commercial property and leasing, litigation and of course, wills and estate planning.

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HAPPY EASTER!

HAPPY EASTER! Thu, 29 Mar 18
It's that time of year again! Although it feels like we just had Christmas and welcomed in the New Year - Easter is upon us. We wanted to take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy Easter and to remind you to take some time to relax, spend time with loved ones and of course, eat lots of delicious chocolate!

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TIPS WHEN PURCHASING PROPERTY AT AUCTION

TIPS WHEN PURCHASING PROPERTY AT AUCTION Thu, 29 Mar 18
Buying a property at auction can be an exciting, nerve-wracking time and sometimes emotions can get the better of us so it is vitally important that you understand the process, and your rights and obligations before bidding on a property to ensure you don’t end up in a sticky situation that could end up costing you thousands of dollars. This is where the experienced Gold Coast Lawyers at Affinity Lawyers can help ensure your transaction is smooth, hassle-free and cost effective.

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QUEENSLAND FIRST HOME OWNERS GRANT - $20,000 UNTIL 30 JUNE 2017

QUEENSLAND FIRST HOME OWNERS GRANT - $20,000 UNTIL 30 JUNE 2017 Wed, 15 Mar 17
Don’t forget that the Queensland First Home Owner’s Grant is expiring on 30 June 2017 for New Homes. In a bid to boost the Queensland property market, the Queensland Government boosted the First Home Owner’s Grant (‘FHOG’) from $15,000.00 to $20,000 – but only until 30 June 2017. The FHOG is designed to assist first home owners to get into the property market, however there are several strict eligibility requirements which must be complied with in order to obtain the grant.

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JOINT TENANTS OR TENANTS IN COMMON?

JOINT TENANTS OR TENANTS IN COMMON? Wed, 13 Apr 16
When purchasing real property with another person (or several others), you will need to instruct your solicitor how you wish to hold the property after settlement. Broadly, you can hold the property either as ‘Joint Tenants’ or as ‘Tenants in Common’, however within these two options, there are many different configurations which can be tailored to individual circumstances. There are many reasons why one type of holding may suit you better than the other including personal living circumstances, family circumstances, financial or tax reasons, future plans and even health circumstances all issues impacting the decision. Generally, a tenancy in common is the only holding which allows you absolute control over who will receive your share upon death. When a tenant in common dies, their share of the property passes in accordance with their instructions as set out in their will (subject to any family provision claim) or otherwise under the rules of intestacy. It is imperative if you hold any property as a tenant in common that you have a valid and enforceable will, which specifies the person or the organisation which is to receive the benefit of your share of the property.

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