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Commercial


Property investor? Important news about stamp duty concessions between spouses

05 May 2017

Act before June 30 to review or restructure your investments.

The State of Victoria recently announced a suite of housing law reforms in the May 2017-2018 budget.

From 1st July 2017, there will no longer be a stamp duty exemption for the transfer of properties between spouses for investment properties

 

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What’s at Stake? 5 Common Pitfalls to Avoid When Investing in Commercial Property

14 December 2016

Commercial property has become an increasingly popular investment option in recent years, especially for self-managed super fund (SMSF) investors. While many of us feel comfortable investing in residential properties (as we are familiar with the purchase process) when it comes to investing in commercial properties the process can be more daunting and complex. Are you considering investing in commercial property, but aren’t sure what’s at stake? Check out 5 common pitfalls to avoid from the experts at Dangerfield Exley Lawyers.

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Is It Time to Get Yourself into A Fix?

01 December 2016

Is now the right time to switch to a fixed-rate mortgage? Moving to a fixed-rate mortgage is something worth considering, especially as long-term bond rates (i.e. debt markets) continue to rise. Banks are increasing their fixed rates, while easing the discounts given on variable rate loans. Most economists are suggesting that rates have bottomed out. Has the time come for you to get yourself into a fix?

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What’s new with powers of attorney in Victoria?

15 August 2015

If you have been appointed as someone’s attorney or if you are thinking about putting an enduring power of attorney in place (to enable someone to make decisions on your behalf should you become unable to), then consider the below: The Powers of Attorney Act 2014 (the Act) commenced on 1 September 2015. Any powers of attorney made before September 2015 will remain valid under the new Act. The Act does not affect enduring powers of attorney (medical treatment), which will continue to be regulated separately under the Medical Treatment Act 1988.

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Are you making these mistakes with your commercial transactions?

30 April 2014

Are your business transactions legally and financially secure? Here are four common mistakes we come across – and how to avoid them.

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