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Dangerfield Exley Lawyers Blog

Help, I’m selling a business!

10 August 2017

Selling a business can be a complex and rewarding opportunity, although there are many things you need to consider. From the initial preparation to the final transaction, it’s imperative

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Help, I’m buying a business!

03 August 2017

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Being a business owner can be an exciting commercial opportunity. It is therefore imperative that you familiarise yourself with the ins and outs of purchasing a business, from the initial

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How to attain a reputable Real Estate Agent to sell your property

27 July 2017

With so many supposed ‘experts’ out there, it’s hard to know who to trust. And when it comes to real estate agents, it’s especially difficult to know which

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Mortgagee identification obligations: What are the rules?

20 July 2017

Verification of identity (VOI) commenced in Victoria on 24 September 2014 under the Transfer of Land Amendment Act 2014 (Vic) (the Act). The Act includes new sections 

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Subpoenas: What are they and how do you respond if you have been served with one?

13 July 2017

During legal proceedings, it is not uncommon for parties to seek access to documents or to obtain further evidence that is in possession of the other side or a third

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Make it your business to exercise good behaviour

06 July 2017

Australian Consumer Law and your Business

If you are a business owner, you will be aware that as of 1 January 2011, all Australian businesses have had the same rights and responsibilities under the Australian Consumer Law (ACL). The ACL applies nationally and in all States and Territories

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Is your loan protected? Priority of competing equitable interests

29 June 2017

Have you provided credit or loaned money, but been unable, or have not yet registered a mortgage over your borrower’s property as security?  In most cases, until and unless you have a registered legal interest on the

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‘Foreign’ until proven otherwise: Capital gains tax withholding clearance certificate

21 June 2017

As of 1 July 2017, all Purchasers of real estate entering into a Contract of Sale with a market value of $750,000 or more must withhold 12.5% of the purchase

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What is a guarantee and are you sure you want to sign it?

15 June 2017

A guarantee is a binding promise by a third party (‘guarantor’) to pay some debt or perform some act or duty owed by the debtor. In other words, the guarantor is liable to a creditor for the obligations of a debtor. If the debtor defaults and cannot repay the

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RSVP: How to effectively respond to letters of demand

08 June 2017

If a creditor believes you owe money and you have not paid, chances are the creditor will want to recover the money and in doing so, may serve you with a letter of demand or Magistrates’

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