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Traps to avoid when buying a Property – pre contract inspections

Buying a home is the biggest investment or financial outlay that most of us will make in a lifetime. It is critical to your financial future that you make well-informed decisions when you purchase a property, whether it be for your own home or an investment.  Read more

Home building laws in NSW - overview of change

Following a lengthy period of public and industry consultation which started in July 2012 the Home Building Act 1989 (‘HBA 1989’) was the subject of an extensive update and in May 2014 the NSW Parliament passed the Home Building Amendment Act 2014 (‘Amendment Act’). Read more

Can your ex-de facto inherit under your Will?

Once upon a time you were happily living together with your de facto partner. Roses were bought, dinners were cooked, finances were shared and Wills were signed leaving all your assets to the other partner in the event of what you then thought of as the far away time of your tragic passing. Thoughts of either of you dying were such a melancholy distraction from the happiness of your lives together, that you put your Wills away in a bottom drawer and never looked at them again. Read more

Wills for Blended Families

Making a Will is important, particularly if you are part of a blended family. A blended family is a family in which one or both partners have a child or children from a previous relationship. Careful estate planning now should ensure that all of your intended beneficiaries are provided for when you die and that the potential for conflict within the family unit is minimised. Read more

Wills & Estates