Private Business Exits

In the first of a four part video series, Principal Nick Miller provides practical advice for private business owners looking to exit. Watch now...

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Estate and Succession Planning in Victoria

Watch Partner Bill Hazlett discuss what you need to know about estate and succession planning in Victoria....

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Variation of Leases: Tips and Traps

Against a background of the High Court’s imprimatur of the contractualisation of leases, a lease variation agreed by the parties could be viewed simply as a variation of contract. However, as stated in Halsbury’s “at comm...

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Victoria Broadens Verification of Identity Requirements for Paper-Based Conveyancing Transactions

In September last year, new rules were introduced in Victoria requiring mortgagees/lenders to take positive steps to verify the identity of mortgagors/borrowers and their authority to deal with the land being mortgaged. These chan...

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Additional Duty for Foreign Purchasers of Residential Property in Victoria: a Potential Trap for Discretionary Trusts

Earlier this year the Victorian government made changes to the Duties Act 2000 (Vic) (Act) to impose an additional 3% of duty on foreign purchasers of Victorian land used or intended to be used as residential property. These chang...

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The Short-Term Letting Stoush

Private short-term letting in strata. Increasing numbers of strata unit investor owners are trading traditional letting arrangements for private holiday letting. The recent surge in popularity of websites such as Airbnb and Stayz ...

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