Category: Property

Buying Land to Build Your Dream Home – Top Tips

Building their own home is a dream for many people, but it can be a more intimidating prospect than simply buying an existing house. One of the first and most challenging steps is to find the right plot of land. Unfortunately, this task does not end when you find vacant land (a difficult enough task in many Australian locations). Before buying the parcel of land, it is crucial to understand the relative ease or difficulty involved in building on this land, as this can have a significant impact on the cost of the build. 

FAQ on Estate Planning

While many people are unlikely to nominate estate planning aka “Thinking about what will happen to my assets when I die” as being on their “most wanted things to do” list in reality, this is something that should be on all our “must do” lists.

Understanding Client Legal Privilege in Litigation

Client legal privilege, also known as legal professional privilege, is a fundamental legal principle recognised under both common law and legislation in Australia. This privilege protects the confidentiality of communications (both oral and written) between a client and their legal advisor. It is designed to promote the free flow of information between a client and their lawyer by ensuring that the client can freely disclose all relevant facts without fear of disclosure, and that legal advisors can provide accurate and effective advice without fear of reprisal.

Buying Property with Someone Else – Considerations for Property Co-owners

Buying a property with someone else is a great way to share the fun, stress, and cost of the venture. Often people buy a house with their significant other, to make a home or invest together. Others buy property with friends, relatives or business partners. Joining forces with someone else can increase your borrowing power, and pooling savings can bring a deposit within reach.

Understanding a Commercial Lease

When renting business related property, it is important for both Landlords and Tenants to understand the relationship they are entering into and the rights and obligations that they each have. The document that governs this relationship is usually a Commercial Lease.

The law of easements

Many people have heard of an easement, but what is it?

In general terms, it is a right to use property belonging to someone else. Ordinarily, we think of property rights as sacred – why should anyone else be able to use my property? However, an easement is an exception to the usually sacred nature of property rights.