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Property Squatters

Property Squatters: What rights do they have?

Here is everything you need to know about Property Squatters and what rights do they have? It’s hard to believe that someone can legally live on your property without your express permission. However, under the old doctrine of adverse possession, a person who occupies an uninhabited building or unused land …

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Updates of first home buyers grant

First Home Owners’ Grant Updates

The Queensland Government has recently altered the First Home Owners’ Grant (FHOG) in order to stimulate Queensland’s COVID-19 economic recovery and ease first home buyers access to the market. If you meet all the eligibility requirements listed below, you may receive $15,000 to buy or build your new home. This grant’s availability extends to houses, units, townhouses, off the plan …

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Time contraints and limits in family law

Important Time Limits In Family Law Matters

There are important time limits in Family Law matters that are crucial, and parties need to be aware of and not lose sight of once they separate.  Divorce  If parties are married, they must wait for a period of 12 months from the date of separation before they can apply to the Court for …

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What is Conveyancing? and how is it done in Queensland

What is Conveyancing?

Conveyancing  is the term for the legal processes to transfer the ownership of real property from one person to another. There are usually two stages in a conveyancing transaction: The signing of contracts and Settlement -when ownership passes onto the other person The sale of land is governed by the laws and practices of the jurisdiction in which the land is located. For example, …

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Can you buy a property when on a Visa?

Can you buy a property when on a visa?

Are you sceptical about buying a property when on a visa? When you first engage in a solicitor or conveyancer, the usual process is to conduct an initial first call to understand the purchase transaction from you, as the client. One of the questions you may be asked to answer …

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Contesting a Will: Family Provison

Contesting a Will: Family Provision Claim

The validity of a Will can be challenged for a variety of reasons.  The most common reasons are:- A lack of testamentary capacity at the time of making the Will; and Undue influence where someone is pressured to make certain provisions in their Will.  Testamentary capacity is generally having soundness …

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What is Property Settlement Mediation.

What is Property Settlement Mediation?

Here is how Property Settlement Mediation is done. There are many alternatives to resolving property settlement disputes in Family Law, commonly referred to as Alternative Dispute Resolution. These include mediation, conciliation, and arbitration. Mediation is by far the most common ADR method which parties to a family law property matter …

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