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HAPPY EASTER!

HAPPY EASTER! Thu, 29 Mar 18
Itís that time of year again! Although it feels like we just had Christmas and welcomed in the New Year Ė Easter is upon us. We wanted to take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy Easter and to remind you to take some time to relax, spend time with loved ones and of course, eat lots of delicious chocolate!

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TIPS WHEN PURCHASING PROPERTY AT AUCTION

TIPS WHEN PURCHASING PROPERTY AT AUCTION Thu, 29 Mar 18
Buying a property at auction can be an exciting, nerve-wracking time and sometimes emotions can get the better of us so it is vitally important that you understand the process, and your rights and obligations before bidding on a property to ensure you donít end up in a sticky situation that could end up costing you thousands of dollars. This is where the experienced Gold Coast Lawyers at Affinity Lawyers can help ensure your transaction is smooth, hassle-free and cost effective.

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WHAT CAN GO WRONG WHEN SELLING YOUR PROPERTY?

WHAT CAN GO WRONG WHEN SELLING YOUR PROPERTY? Thu, 1 Mar 18
Often, people assume that the transaction process for selling real property is simple, and many are hesitant to engage a professional lawyer to undertake the work on their behalf, believing that they can do it themselves to save money. We see many files after the seller has attempted to finalise the transaction on their own, and we would strongly caution you against attempting to sell a property on your own due to the risks and ramifications which can occur as a result.

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ANOTHER YEAR, ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO GET ORGANISED

ANOTHER YEAR, ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO GET ORGANISED Fri, 12 Jan 18
The start of a new year is the perfect time to sit down and take stock of your present circumstances. Are you happy with your job, relationship and current living arrangements? Do you have a dream of undertaking further study, starting a new sport or hobby or simply taking more time out to relax? More importantly, if you have a Will, then it is a great time to consider whether your Will accurately reflects your wishes, and whether your circumstances have changed significantly since it was created, which may mean it is invalid.

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LOOKING AT BUYING A QUEENSLAND PROPERTY IN THE NEW YEAR?

LOOKING AT BUYING A QUEENSLAND PROPERTY IN THE NEW YEAR? Fri, 12 Jan 18
The start of a new year seems to be a popular time for people to decide they want a fresh start, sometimes with finding the house of their dreams. With the current market, there are hordes of interstate buyers, particularly from Sydney, who are ready to buy Queensland properties with cash. It is important to note that the way a property is purchased in Queensland differs from the process in our southern states. Generally, the standard contract of sale used includes a 5-business day cooling off period, which is in place to protect the buyer. It affords the buyer a greater sense of protection to sign a contract before going to a solicitor, however it is important to remember that if the buyer does decide to pull out of the contract under the cooling off provision, a termination fee of 0.25% of the purchase price can apply.

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AFFINITY LAWYERS HAS HELPED TO MAKE HISTORY BY PARTICIPATING IN THE FIRST EVER SETTLEMENT OF A TRUSTEE TRANSFER THROUGH PEXA

AFFINITY LAWYERS HAS HELPED TO MAKE HISTORY BY PARTICIPATING IN THE FIRST EVER SETTLEMENT OF A TRUSTEE TRANSFER THROUGH PEXA Wed, 6 Dec 17
Read the article here: https://community.pexa.com.au/t5/Share-your-Experiences/Making-History-in-QLD-Affinity-Lawyers-amp-Astill-Legal-Group/td-p/6585 Conveyancing transactions are moving forward into the digital age and the introduction of PEXA means that e-conveyancing transactions will allow the entire process to become more streamlined, efficient, reduce errors, and allow for an immediate reconciliation of funds.

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