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Significant Changes to REIQ Commercial Contracts Land and Community Titles Scheme Contracts

The Queensland Law Society and Real Estate Institute of Queensland have introduced some of the most significant changes to the standard commercial land and community titles scheme (CTS) contracts we have seen in some tim...

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Who is responsible to repair damage following a natural disaster?

1. Rent Abatement In most cases, a lease will contain a clause whereby the tenant’s obligation to pay rent and other money under the lease (such as outgoings) is abated (either partially or completely) while the Premis...

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Significant Changes to Residential Contracts

What are the changes?   Extension of Settlement Date Recently, there have been media reports of buyers losing their deposits because of a failure of their financial institutions to be able to settle on the settlemen...

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The downfalls of nomination clauses and how to avoid them

Parties should be very careful when using nomination clauses in contracts as there can be significant financial consequences of doing so....

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What to watch for in your lease – a lawyer’s guide for tenants and landlords

We’ve put together some tips for both landlords and tenants to help you to help you ensure your interests are protected and avoid common pitfalls when negotiating leases....

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Major BCCM changes and the impacts for developers

The new body corporate and community management regulations represent the most significant changes for many years in the way body corporates are administered....

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Construction for Accountants – Part One

An overview of the important QBCC and QCAT information Accountants need to know when working with a licencee....

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I have far too much storage space….said no-one ever!

If your client uses vacant land as storage for their business, and is hoping to rely on the Small Business CGT Concessions on the sale of that land, they may not be able to – courtesy of FCT v Eichmann [2019] FCA 2155 ...

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Wanting to buy a property but not ready to sign a contract right now – what you can do

An Option Agreement enables you to lock down a property (and a price) without entering into a contract to buy....

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Commercial Tenancy Code now applies in Queensland

The mandatory commercial tenancies code which will apply to commercial and retail tenancies Australia-wide has now been legislated in Queensland....

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