An overview of mortgagee sales

An overview of mortgagee sales If you buy a property at a mortgagee sale, be aware that you are entering a contract that is quite different in its nature to an agreement entered into in other circumstances. The agreement is likely to be weighed heavily in the...

The importance of Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

The importance of Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney Having enduring powers of attorney (EPAs) and a will in place is important for every adult whatever their age. A will is a legal document that lets you decide how you want your property, care for your dependants...

Rental property standards

Rental property standards The Residential Tenancies Act 1986 requires landlords to provide and maintain rental properties in a reasonable state of repair for the tenants. When deciding what is a ‘reasonable state of repair’ one must consider the age and character of...

The Hague Convention

The Hague Convention (“HC”) is the international law that governs the abduction of children. Abduction is defined as taking children from a country without the consent of their parents or guardians. Essentially, the HC regulates how countries interact with each other...

Meth contaminated properties

A property that has been used to manufacture methamphetamine, or has had methamphetamine smoked inside, can be contaminated with methamphetamine residue that can be present on the surfaces inside the property. A property used for manufacturing this illicit drug has...

Relationship Property

The division of relationship property is regulated by the Property (Relationship) Act 1976 (“RPA”), the intention of which is to recognise fair division of the relationship property at the end of a relationship. There is a presumption of equal 50/50 division, unless...