Your Will is confidential. It is entirely a matter for you where it is kept so it is safe and can be located. There is no Government register of Wills made in Queensland. It is not uncommon … [Read more...] about But Where’s the Will….?
The fear of missing out on a deal and concerns about 'timing' the market may result in a Seller rushing to sign a Contract without considering the consequences. The right of a Buyer to change their … [Read more...] about Seller’s Remorse…
I often write about the importance of having a valid Will. You might have been as surprised as I was to learn that Aretha Franklin, “the Queen of Soul”, died without a formal Will. By not making … [Read more...] about A little respect …. for my wishes!
I have written previously about the pitfalls of home-made Wills. Although it may sound like I’m trying to drum up business in recommending your Will be prepared by a solicitor, there is some … [Read more...] about The Curse Of The Home-made Will Strikes Again!
You may know of this famous and controversial line from the character “Dick the Butcher” in William Shakespeare’s Henry VI. Some recent “developments” in technology have had me thinking whether … [Read more...] about ‘Let’s Kill All the Lawyers’
Divorce, ending a de facto relationship or ending a civil partnership can be emotionally difficult but have you ever thought what happens to your Will if these events occur? Under the Succession … [Read more...] about Is It The End Or Just The Beginning…
Major changes are coming relating to the sale of property in Queensland. One significant change is that the old principle of “Buyer Beware” will largely no longer apply. There will soon be … [Read more...] about Buyer (no longer) Beware?!
All residential properties being sold in Queensland need to have compliant smoke alarms installed by settlement. The compliance standard is contained in regulations. Smoke alarms must be … [Read more...] about Smoke alarm compliance and electrical safety
On 20 February 2023, the use of e-Conveyancing was mandated in Queensland. This means that all sales and purchases of residential land (and certain other matters) must occur online. Apart from … [Read more...] about E-Conveyancing Mandate – what you need to know…
Consider this scenario: You have 2 children. Child A and Child B. Child A has one child (your grandchild). You give your estate equally to Child A and Child B in your Will. If Child A … [Read more...] about DO YOU REALLY WANT THE GRANDCHILDREN TO INHERIT?