• Buying a Business

    Buying a Business

    Zoran Gelic,

    A Few Things You Should Know

    If you are buying a business, these are the matters that you should (at the very least) consider right at the outset of your business purchase so as to avoid creating unnecessary (and potentially costly) issues for yourself in the course of or following your

    Posted in Commerical Law
  • Retaining Wall Disputes

    Retaining Wall Disputes

    Zoran Gelic,

    If you and your neighbour are having a dispute about who has responsibility for the maintenance, repair or replacement of a retaining wall, this article will give you insight into the law governing retaining walls and what your options are to resolve the dispute.

    Posted in Property Law
  • Retail shop lease costs

    Retail shop lease costs

    Zoran Gelic,

    Lessee’s liability for costs associated with the retail shop lease

    A lessee under a retail shop lease is not liable to pay any amount for the lessor’s legal or other expenses in relation to the following:

    preparing, renewing or extending the retail shop lease; obtaining the consent of a mortgagee
    Posted in Commerical Law
  • Retail shop lease outgoings

    Retail shop lease outgoings

    Zoran Gelic,

    Meaning of ‘outgoings’

    Under the Retail Shop Leases Act 1994 (Qld) (the ‘Act’), a lessor’s outgoings for a retail shopping centre or leased building are:

    the lessor’s reasonable expenses directly attributable to the operation, maintenance or repair of the centre or building and areas
    Posted in Commerical Law
  • Buyer’s deposit obligations

    Buyer’s deposit obligations

    Alice Skalski,

    In Queensland, if you, as the Buyer, enter a standard contract of sale for the purchase of a house and land (using, most commonly, the ‘REIQ Contract for Houses and Residential Land (15th Ed)’ or in respect of the purchase of an apartment or townhouse, the ‘REIQ Contract for Residential Lots in a Community Titles

    Posted in Property Law