BUYER BEWARE OR SELLER BEWARE?
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BUYER BEWARE OR SELLER BEWARE?

The term ‘Buyer Beware’ is well known in the conveyancing world, but how often have you heard the term ‘Seller Beware’ being raised? It is a warning that perhaps should be considered more often by Real Estate agents when acting for sellers. In relation to the sale of land, the modern position reflects the historical...

Gold Coast North Chamber of Commerce – President
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Gold Coast North Chamber of Commerce – President

We are pleased to announce that the managing director of Affinity Lawyers, Angus Gordon, has taken up the position of President of the Gold Coast North Chamber of Commerce https://gcncc.org.au/. Mr Gordon states that “in one of the most uncertain times for the Gold Coast local community, it was a pleasure to be able to...

Foreign Acquirers Purchasing Residential Property in Queensland
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Foreign Acquirers Purchasing Residential Property in Queensland

Who is a foreign acquirer? If you are looking to purchase a residential property in Queensland, you should consider you fall are considered a ‘foreign acquirer’. The description of a ‘foreign acquirer’ includes a person who does not ordinarily reside in Australia, does not hold the relevant permanent Visa or who is not an Australian...

ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES – ARE THEY VALID – BENEFITS – DETRIMENTS?
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ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES – ARE THEY VALID – BENEFITS – DETRIMENTS?

As the world evolves into a more online digital age, the use of electronic signatures are becoming more and more prevalent, and in today’s COVID impacted marketplace, and with the assistance of relatively secure digital platforms, we anticipate that it will, become the new normative in all industries, from real estate to automotive contracts, tenders...

Executor’s Obligations in Queensland
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Executor’s Obligations in Queensland

What do executors do? Statutory obligations Executors in Queensland have statutory obligations that are set out under section 52 of the Succession Act 1981 (Qld) (“the Succession Act”). However, there is no exact guideline for executors to follow because their duties may vary depending on the size and complexity of the estate, as well as...

JOINT TENANTS OR TENANTS IN COMMON
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JOINT TENANTS OR TENANTS IN COMMON

Joint Tenants or Tenants in Common When ‘real property’ is owned by more than one person, it is surprising that many people are not aware of how that property is held by the them, for example, if there is more than one property owner, the property can be held as either Joint Tenants or Tenants...

START-UPS: CONTRACTUAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR BUSINESS AGREEMENTS AND THE IMPORTANCE OF TRANSPARENCY WITH CONSUMERS
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START-UPS: CONTRACTUAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR BUSINESS AGREEMENTS AND THE IMPORTANCE OF TRANSPARENCY WITH CONSUMERS

A possible point of failure in start-ups is an inattention to the legal relations of the involved parties, e.g. those between multiple cofounders, those between founders and investors, and those between the business and consumers. The common theme with these agreements is that they all, in some way, should protect the financial interests of start-ups...