Have you considered gifting a property to your children?

In your quieter reflective moments, the thought may cross your mind about buying or giving property now to your children, or even skipping a generation and buying property now directly in the name of your grandchildren.  If this is you, lay down immediately until the feeling passes. Seriously though, isn’t it better to give now…

Top 5 Mistakes in Real Estate Contracts

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…

Why you need a Will after buying property

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…

Contaminated Land: Is it Buyer Beware?

All Australian states and territories have (somewhat varied) legislation dealing with land contamination. There are some important concepts applicable to every state and territory. Many actions may be contrary to environmental protection laws, but sites classified as contaminated have to meet specific criteria. This means that mere pollution does not necessarily equate to land contamination….

Signing Agency Agreements  |  Garth Brown

Some points to keep in mind when it comes to selling your home. Remember it’s important to be informed every step of the way. You may want to move into a bigger home and need to sell your current one – what questions should you ask an agent?

 Below are ten questions you should ask…

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