The New REIQ Contract

  As of 20 January 2022, the REIQ released new versions of contracts for purchases and sales of the property in Queensland. A new clause was introduced, under clause 6.2, which gives either a buyer or seller the option to extend the Settlement Date for up to five (5) business …

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New smoke alarm legislation for QLD

New Smoke Alarm Legislation QLD

Upgrade your Smoke Alarm Today: New Smoke Alarm Legislation QLD If you are looking to buy or sell a home, or you are a landlord of a property that has tenants living in the house, it is essential to keep up to date with the new smoke alarm legislation that …

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Get your proeprty contract reviewed for free

Property Contract Review

So you have found the perfect property and you are presented with the contract to purchase it. What should you do next? The best next step would be to speak with your solicitor so you can go through the contract together. This appointment can be made in person or online …

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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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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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