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  1. Selling or buying a joint interest? 12 clauses to regulate the transfer of your joint ownership

    19 June 2018 | Real Estate and Commercial Law

    Whether you're selling to or buying from another joint owner, or selling to a third party, there are a number of clauses you can use to regulate the transfer of a joint owner's interest. Click the image below to read more.

  2. Disclaimers – they won’t necessarily stop a claim

    31 May 2018 | Real Estate and Commercial Law

    There are a number of misconceptions out there about how disclaimers apply in practice. Yes, disclaimers sound good, but the courts have made it clear that a disclaimer as to the accuracy or otherwise of information or a representation will not be enough...

  3. Attention landlords! New legislation affecting ability to recover land tax

    27 June 2017 | Real Estate and Commercial Law

    On 22 June 2017, Queensland Parliament passed the Revenue Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 to close what it saw as a loophole in the law relating (only) to non-retail leases unfairly benefitting landlords and penalising tenants. Parliament clearly took the...

  4. Restoration of Lessor’s Defence for Defective Disclosure

    30 March 2017 | Real Estate and Commercial Law

    On 23 March 2017, the Court and Civil Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 (Bill) was introduced by the Attorney-General, Yvette D’Ath MP. Amongst other amendments, the Bill provides for a number of amendments to the Retail Shop Leases Act, 1994 (Act). A...

  5. Protection from unfair contract terms extended to small businesses from 12 November 2016

    9 November 2016 | Real Estate and Commercial Law

    For years Australian consumers have been protected from unfair contract terms in standard form contracts by the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) and previously the Trade Practices Act. The Treasury Legislation Amendment (Small Business and Unfair Contract...

  6. Trading times they are a-changing

    31 October 2016 | Real Estate and Commercial Law

    The Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC) has agreed to several major changes to retail trading hours in the last couple of weeks including: from 1 December, major retailers in South-East Queensland (SEQ) will now be allowed to trade 7am to...

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