Articles by Mira Stammers

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Mira is a solicitor and CEO of Legally Yours, has been working as a lawyer since 2007 in both Melbourne and London, and founded Legally Yours with the aim of make the law more accessible and affordable for all Australians. Visit Legally Yours.


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What’s the difference between a conveyancer and solicitor? Now that’s a common question we’re often asked, and rightly so.  It can be confusing when you’re offered what seems to be the same service by two different professionals. Basically, every time a property changes hands the process is called conveyancing, and conveyancing can be done by…

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Our property lawyers have helped hundreds of people buy their first home.   We know how exciting it can be, but we also know how daunting it can be. Given that purchasing your first home may in fact be the biggest purchase of your life, it’s important to get it right. To help you on…

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There are so many good reasons to have a current Will.  But it is particularly important if you own real estate. 1. If you own property on your own or as tenants in common  Once you die, it will be necessary to transfer your property to someone else (for tax and other reasons). If you…

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When purchasing property, you (or a person nominated by you) have the right to inspect your property-to-be at any reasonable time during the week before and including settlement day. It’s not compulsory but it is a good idea to do a final inspection as close as possible to settlement day. Inspections are generally organised via…

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The steps involved in buying a property can often be confusing. Mortgage brokers, banks, real estate agents, buyer’s agents, solicitors…each transaction can involve multiple parties, all with their own goals and ways of working. But they all have one thing in common. They understand how a property transaction works, and with that knowledge comes the…

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Victorian Property laws changed on October 1st so let’s find out how they impact your property purchase. The Sale of Land Amendment Act 2014 (Vic) (the “Act”) came into operation on 1 October 2014. It affects, amongst other things, the information that must be disclosed by a vendor of land in a Vendor’s Statement (otherwise…