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Mistakes To Avoid In Building Or Renovating A Home | Crouch & Lyndon Lawyers

Mistakes To Avoid In Building Or Renovating A Home | Crouch & Lyndon Lawyers

Building or renovating a home is a big deal.  The mistakes that people make when building or renovating can cost tens of thousands of dollars.   Don’t have building or renovating turn into your worst nightmare.  Make sure it’s done right.  Here are some common mistakes to avoid.  Not having a clear, written building contract If …

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Queensland Builders & Tradies | New QBCC Financial Reporting Laws | What You Need To Know

Queensland Builders and Tradies | New QBCC Financial Reporting Laws | What You Need To Know

Most Queensland builders and tradies know that you need to comply with financial reporting requirements set by the building industry regulator, the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC). But do you know when you need to report financial information to the QBCC? Every year, Queensland builders and tradies are required to provide financial information to …

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3 Things Successful Builders Do Right | Crouch & Lyndon Lawyers

3 Things Successful Builders Do Right | Crouch & Lyndon Lawyers

At Crouch & Lyndon Lawyers, we’ve helped many builders put contracts together, manage projects, resolve disputes or get paid for projects.  By supporting our builder-clients, we’ve noticed some common themes over the years which contribute to their success as builders. So, what do successful builders have in common? Below are 3 things we think successful …

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3 Things to Consider When Gifting Property to Family Members | Property & Estate Law in Queensland

3 Things to Consider When Gifting Property to Family Members | Property & Estate Law in Queensland

It’s a very generous move to give property to family members.  But there are some things to think about before transferring property to a partner, child or family member even if you’re giving the property to them.  After all, you don’t want to damage your estate’s value or negate all the hard work in getting …

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Don't Get Caught Out. Building Companies & QBCC Licensing

Don’t Get Caught Out | Building Companies & QBCC Licensing

One of the biggest decisions builders and tradies will make when starting their construction business is how to structure it. It’s really important to get good advice up-front.  How a building and construction business is structured will determine things like:- tax liability asset protection ongoing costs volume of paperwork reporting requirements the business owner’s personal …

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Builders and Tradies | 5 Things To Do Before Christmas Shut Down

Builders and Tradies | 5 Things To Do Before Christmas Shut Down

It makes sense for construction businesses to down tools over the Christmas holiday period.  Many suppliers, subcontractors and manufacturers are also closed.   And generally there is a shortage of supplies and workers during this period. Here are some things you should do to get ready for the Christmas shutdown period. Tell your clients you’ll be …

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Buying and Selling Property Over Christmas | How to Avoid Contract Breaches and Get The Deal Done

Buying and Selling Property Over Christmas | How to Avoid Contract Breaches and Get The Deal Done

By now, many people will be rushing to buy and sell property before Christmas.  And we understand why. For sellers, it’s a good feeling wrapping up a property deal before Christmas.  For buyers, there’s normally less competition around because people are preparing for Christmas or have gone away on holidays. Christmas can make things tricky …

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How does family violence affect your application for a Partner visa?

By Cindy Zhao Solicitor & Registered Migration Agent The family violence provisions mean that if you are in Australia holding or applying for a partner visa, you still could be granted a permanent partner visa if your relationship with your partner (sponsor) has ceased due to family violence committed by your sponsor. You do not …

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Don't Want To Be Sued? 5 Ways To Keep Lawyers Away

Don’t Want To Be Sued? 5 Ways To Keep Lawyers Away

Running your own construction business is hard work, but (fingers-crossed) it also very rewarding and profitable. Getting sued is never fun.  Legal proceedings are expensive, time-consuming and soul destroying.  Legal disputes can also demolish the profit margin on a project, or dry-up the business’s cash flow, very quickly. We get asked many times, “How do …

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Migration ANNOUNCEMENT – New DHA process for Visitor Visa (Subclass 600) applicants

A new process for visitor visa applications has been announced today by the Department of Home Affairs (DHA). From July 1, all paper visa applications for Subclass 600 (Sponsored Family Visa) must be sent to a designated address in Sydney, regardless of the location of the Sponsor. Previously paper applications were to be sent to …

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Have you been denied a Partner Visa because the Department of Home Affairs Australia deems your relationship with your partner not genuine?

This is a common occurrence as the requirements to prove a relationship is genuine and continuing are stringent and subject to a number of conditions. When applying for (temporary) Partner or Spouse visa, you must provide enough evidence to prove your relationship is genuine and continuing. This means that you need to have sufficient evidence …

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Marriage Act Changes

With the recent changes in the Marriage Act 1961 (Cth), marriage is now legal for ‘2 people’ of any gender. Queensland same-sex couples now considering marriage should be aware of the impact of these changes and how they apply to them, particularly in relation to wills: A will made prior to any marriage will be …

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Does your Trust Allow You To Do What You Want To Do In Your Will?

A recent Supreme Court case in South Australia highlighted the need to consider the terms of any Trust before taking steps such as the replacement of a Trustee by Will. The most common trusts today are discretionary, therefore the identity of the Trustee and the Principal/Guardian/Appointer is of paramount importance. In the recent case (Reschke), …

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Property & Commercial News

Don’t get zapped! Lifes’ a BEEC in the CBD The Commercial Building Disclosure (CBD) Program is a regulatory program created under the national Building Energy Efficiency Disclosure Act 2010 (Cwth). The program requires energy efficiency information to be provided, in most cases, when commercial office space exceeding 1000sq is offered for sale or lease. The legislation requires …

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Building & Construction

There has been much talk in the building and construction industry about upcoming changes which the Government see as streamlining processes and making funds more accessible to subcontractors in a bid to keep money flowing and works progressing.  These proposals have come about partly due to the collapse of several large building companies in the …

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