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26 April 2018

New Protections for Farmers against big Banks

From 1 July 2018, the Farm Business Debt Mediation Act 2017 (Qld) “the Act” will bring about restrictions on mortgagees taking enforcement action under a farm mortgage until parties have conducted mediation. The purpose of the legislation is to provide an efficient and equitable way for farmers and mortgagees to resolve matters relating to farm […]

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12 April 2018

Paying GST for the Purchase of Commercial Property

Client’s often come to me asking me to draft up or review their commercial property purchase or sale contract. The first thing they will tell me is the price, and the first question I ask is ‘plus or including GST?’ Whilst a lot of the time the GST Exemption for a Going Concern applies, it […]

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22 September 2016

Retail Shop Lease Landlords and Tenants – Changes coming from 25 November

A business’s lease is often crucial to the success of the business. For landlords, compliance with retail lease legislation is important for the validity of the lease and therefore the value of the building. Queensland State Parliament has passed legislation amending the Retail Shop Leases Act 1994 (Qld) (the “Act”). These changes will take effect […]

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24 March 2016

Landlord Promises – Don’t get caught out!

What are pre-lease promises and what can happen? Promises made by landlords and leasing agents during lease negotiations can later provide a tenant with legal rights, even if the promise did not form part of the actual lease document. The landlord can later be forced to deliver on the promise or be liable to pay […]

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