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THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW IF SELLING/BUYING A BUSINESS WHICH OPERATES UNDER A RETAIL SHOP LEASE

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW IF SELLING/BUYING A BUSINESS WHICH OPERATES UNDER A RETAIL SHOP LEASE Tue, 10 Sep 19
When you are considering buying or selling a business which is currently operating under a retail shop lease, it makes sense that the transaction would necessarily include the assignment or transfer of the retail shop lease from the existing business owner to the incoming purchaser.

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THE END OF PAPER CERTIFICATES OF TITLE

THE END OF PAPER CERTIFICATES OF TITLE Thu, 20 Jun 19
The paper certificate of title is the latest casualty in the slow shift towards become a paperless society thanks to the passing of the Land, explosives and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2019 (‘OLAA’) last month. While this will likely be a positive change for those who deal with conveyancing matters regularly, it is a move that is likely to unsettle some of the older members of society, and during its ‘settling in’ period, is likely to cause some confusion.

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AFFINITY LAWYERS RELOCATION

AFFINITY LAWYERS RELOCATION Mon, 13 May 19
We are pleased to announce that Affinity Lawyers have relocated our office, a short distance, to larger premises, being Suite 8/465 Oxley Drive, Runaway Bay Gold Coast. The paramount consideration in the relocation decision, was the ability to remain up on the Northern Gold Coast, thereby enabling convenience and exceptional service levels, while continuing our expansion to meet the needs and expectations of our clients.

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WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT COMMERCIAL LEASES AND RETAIL SHOP LEASES?

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT COMMERCIAL LEASES AND RETAIL SHOP LEASES? Fri, 5 Apr 19
We have many clients based on the Gold Coast and State-wide who are expanding into or starting a commercial enterprise and although it’s an exciting time when you are starting a business and seeking commercial premises, or when you purchase commercial premises and are looking for your first retail tenant, there are some important things to be aware of in relation to Commercial Leases and Retail Shop Leases in Queensland. It is most certainly not the case that a Commercial Lease or Retail Shop Lease is ‘one size fits all’, and it is vitally important that the document that you sign contains all of the clauses that you need, and that those clauses which are overly onerous, or do not apply are removed.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Fri, 11 Jan 19
We trust that all of our valued clients, colleagues and associates have had a wonderful break, and are ready to charge into the new year full speed ahead. Affinity Lawyers would like to extend well wishes to you all for a happy, safe and prosperous 2019, and we look forward to working with you in the near future. As always, our experienced and professional staff are on hand to assist with all of your legal enquiries or to provide you with specific advice in a broad range of legal areas, including but not limited to, employment law, family law, conveyancing (buying and selling), commercial property and leasing, litigation and of course, wills and estate planning.

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AIRBNB AND BODY CORPORATES

AIRBNB AND BODY CORPORATES Tue, 11 Dec 18
The ability for unit owners to rent out their units for short term accommodation via sites such as ‘Airbnb’ or ‘Stayz’ has long been a grey area, with many body corporates attempting to stop these types of rentals from happening by attempting to enforce by-laws which have been explicitly drafted to exclude short term rentals. It has been an ongoing tug-of-war between unit owners and Body Corporates, with each vying for the ‘winning’ position. It appears that the ‘winner’ has now been determined, and the recent decision of the Body Corporate for Hilton Park CTS 27490 v. Colin Robertson [2018] by the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal has provided clarity for unit owners by ruling that they are legally entitled to offer their units for short-term rentals (through schemes such as Airbnb or Stayz) and that any attempt made by the Body Corporate to restrict such use by way of a by-law or other means is invalid and will not be enforceable.

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PROPERTY TRANSACTION CHANGES FROM 1 JULY 2018

PROPERTY TRANSACTION CHANGES FROM 1 JULY 2018 Wed, 4 Jul 18
We have previously written about the numerous changes to the Additional Foreign Acquirers Duty for property purchases in Australia by foreigners, and several of the major changes stemming from the 2017 budget have come into effect on 1 July 2018. As a result of the mid-year fiscal economic review, it is expected that the foreign acquirer duty rate is going to increase from the current 3% to 7%. Transitional arrangements for contracts entered into before 1 July 2018 but settling after that date have not yet been confirmed, and accordingly, foreign persons intending on purchasing property in Queensland should consider the timing of their transactions in light of the recent changes.

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WHY SPECIAL CONDITIONS ARE SO IMPORTANT IN YOUR CONVEYANCING CONTRACT

WHY SPECIAL CONDITIONS ARE SO IMPORTANT IN YOUR CONVEYANCING CONTRACT Thu, 7 Jun 18
Buying or selling a property is one of the biggest financial transactions you will undertake in your lifetime, and it is important to ensure that the contract is drafted correctly, takes into consideration your individual circumstances and accurately reflects the agreement reached between the parties.

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HAPPY EASTER!

HAPPY EASTER! Thu, 29 Mar 18
It’s that time of year again! Although it feels like we just had Christmas and welcomed in the New Year – 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 don’t 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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