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Family Violence Safety Notices

Family Law: 15 May 2024

A Family Violence Safety Notice is a notice issued by police to someone that they reasonably believe has committed family violence, and the safety notice is necessary for the safety...

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Assignment of Commercial Lease

Property Law: 03 April 2024

A tenant may wish to assign their lease in certain circumstances, for example if they sell their business, or if the premises’ is no longer suitable.

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Making Good Provisions – Commercial Leases

Property Law: 21 March 2024

Make good clauses dictate how the tenant should vacate the property once the lease comes to an end, imposing a legal obligation to restore the premises to its original condition before the commencement of the lease.

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Heads of Agreement – Commercial Leasing

Property Law: 14 March 2024

The first step to securing a non-retail commercial lease is often execution of a ‘Heads of Agreement’. This is a document signed by both tenant and landlord in anticipation of executing a formal lease, used during the negotiation stage of leasing wherein both parties recognised the key terms of the lease (such as the lease term, financial provisions and details of the premises).

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Retail v Commercial Leases

Property Law: 12 March 2024

The classification of a lease is an important exercise for both landlord and tenant alike. If the lease is classified as ‘retail’, a tenant is afforded more protection under the Retail Leases Act 2003, which are normally unavailable to commercial lease tenants.

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What is a Section 27 Statement?

Property Law: 28 February 2024

Most deposits paid towards the purchase of a property, are usually held by a legal practitioner (or conveyancer), or real estate agent, in trust as a stakeholder. Often the vendor requires access to the deposit before settlement to, for example, put a deposit on another property.

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Tenants in Common versus Joint Tenants

Property Law: 22 February 2024

You have decided to purchase a property with a spouse, partner, friend, or sibling, or all four of them, what next? One key step is to agree on the ownership arrangement on the title for the property.

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First Home Buyer Incentives

Property Law: 20 February 2024

I am a first home buyer in Victoria, am I eligible to receive any grants, and concessions or exemptions to the stamp duty payable on the purchase? I need all the help I can get.

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Preliminary Discovery - Wadren Pty Ltd v Anor Probuild Constructions (Aust) Pty Ltd & Ors

Owners Corporation, Litigation: 19 February 2024

The scope of preliminary discovery was contemplated in the recent Supreme Court decision Wadren Pty Ltd & Anor v Probuild Constructions (Aust) Pty Ltd & Ors [2023] VSC 348 (29 June 2023), wherein Wadren Pty Ltd and QIC Werribee Pty Ltd (Plaintiffs) made an application pursuant to rr 32.03 and 32.05 of the Supreme Court (General Civil Procedure) Rule 2015 (Vic) (Rules) against Probuild Constructions (Aust) Pty Ltd (Probuild) and AIG Australia Limited (AIG).

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Bao Ngo Appointed as Aitken Partners Head of Asia Team

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Bao Ngo Appointed as Aitken Partners Head of Asia Team

Asia and China Desk: 19 February 2024

We are thrilled to kick off the week with some fantastic news! It is with great pleasure that we officially announce Bao Ngo’s appointment as the Head of our Asia Team! While many of you may have anticipated this exciting development, we couldn’t be more delighted to make it official!

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