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New Audio-Visual Witnessing for Wills and Enduring documents in QLD amid COVID-19

Lawyers around the Sunshine State have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of this regulation, since legislation was passed to address the many legal issues arising amid the pandemic. These are no doubt challenging times for many, and for various reasons. [...]

2020-05-25T01:04:13+00:00May 25th, 2020|

Update: Residential Tenancies during COVID-19 – Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation (COVID-19 Emergency Response) Regulation 2020

On 24 April 2020, the Queensland Government implemented the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation (COVID-19 Emergency Response) Regulation 2020. Snap shot of the key measures Section 8 - a freeze on evictions for unpaid rent between 29 March 2020 and [...]

2020-04-28T06:12:10+00:00April 28th, 2020|

New legislation for new times: Passing of the COVID-19 Emergency Response Act

On 23 April 2020, Queensland Parliament passed the COVID-19 Emergency Response Act 2020 (the “C19 Act”) granting the power for Regulations to be made (but not the actual laws/regulations at this point) to deal with a range of issues, [...]

2020-04-24T05:40:19+00:00April 24th, 2020|

Informal COVID-19 Wills: Update from the Supreme Court

Many people have been understandably concerned about making their wills and other important documents during the pandemic, especially when these documents require signing in someone’s presence. Something seemingly easy to do, comes with significant struggles in the current climate. [...]

2020-04-24T04:25:11+00:00April 24th, 2020|

3 May 2020 deadline for objection to your land tax valuation

On 4 March 2020 the Queensland Valuer-General issued land valuations for 21 local government areas (including Brisbane and the Gold Coast). These valuations affect the Land Tax and council rates you pay.  If you disagree with your valuation, your [...]

2020-04-16T06:49:32+00:00April 16th, 2020|

Land tax relief for landlords and tenants – COVID-19

Following the recent announcements by the National Cabinet, the Queensland Government has revealed a $400 million dollar land tax relief package to support landlords and tenants during the COVID-19 pandemic. What does the COVID-19 land tax relief package include? [...]

2020-04-15T03:08:16+00:00April 15th, 2020|

Instalment Contracts – the hidden menace to property Sellers

Have you ever wondered why it is commonly accepted that a Deposit on a property contract should never exceed 10%* of the Purchase Price? The answer is: to prevent the contract from becoming an “instalment contract”. What is an “instalment [...]

2020-03-11T21:42:35+00:00March 10th, 2020|