Can you sell a property if the co-owner isn’t keen?

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Property in Victoria can be expensive. So one way of entering the market faster is to pool funds with family or friends. Unfortunately, things can get difficult when one co-owner wants to sell and the other doesn’t.

When this happens, can you force a sale?

The two different ways to

How to get a liquor licence in Victoria

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Victoria boasts a world-class hospitality scene. But there’s always room for one more venue where patrons can enjoy a quick beer after work or a cheeky cocktail … or three.

However, opening a new bar, restaurant or cafe can come with a checklist as long as your arm. You don’t

Buyer beware: What is a section 173 agreement?

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Your home might be your castle. But that doesn’t necessarily mean you can do whatever you want with your property.

There may be planning restrictions that set out conditions or restrictions on the use or development of your land. In Victoria, these restrictions are commonly known as a section 173

What Prince can teach us about wills and estates

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The end of April marked five years since pop superstar Prince died suddenly at his Paisley Park home in Minnesota. Prince left behind an estate comprising largely of intellectual property and music rights worth an estimated US$150-$300 million.

However, he died without a will so his estate still hasn’t

Your quick guide to Victoria’s planning legislation

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No matter your age, job or background, Victoria’s planning legislation has a big impact on your life. That’s because it governs the built and natural environment around us.

Councils use the legislation to develop planning schemes that affect how land can be used and developed within your local area. These

Would Scrapping Stamp Duty Benefit Victorians?

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In starting with a brief refresher, stamp duty is the land transfer tax. It’s calculated based on a home’s open market property value.

The number isn’t a set percentage or fixed rate but is calculated on a sliding scale. Stamp duty varies throughout Australia, but here are the standard costs

Residential Tenants Get a Boost in Victoria

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New rental laws in Victoria that are part of long overdue reforms come into effect at the end of March. The reforms set minimum standards for rental properties, together with a host of other changes.

A total of 132 reforms were originally set to come into effect on 1 July

How do ATO payment arrangements work?

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Although businesses have the responsibility to keep their tax obligations up to date, it sometimes happens that, due to unforeseen circumstances, they are not able to pay the tax owed to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).

The most important thing here is that businesses should not ignore the tax debt

Update from Sutton Laurence King Lawyers

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Update from Sutton Laurence King Lawyers

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Update from Sutton Laurence King Lawyers

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Our lives have never been the same. ​Right now, it is difficult to ascertain and understand your rights as a business owner, landlord or home owner.

As a team of highly trained professionals, we understand all the diverse aspects involved with changes in the law. In fact, we make it

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Get assistance with the sometimes complex problems related to corporate entities with our commercial, practical approach to your legal and business issues.

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4 things to know about property development option agreements

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Property development options are an increasingly popular way to buy real estate in Australia. That’s because they can help you get your foot in the door of a great development opportunity when you might not necessarily have all the funds in place.

But what exactly are property development options? And

Update – Upcoming Changes to the Retail Leases Act 2003 (Vic)

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The Retail Leases Amendment Act 2020 (‘Amendment Act’) made a number of changes to the rights and obligations of both landlords and tenants under the Retail Leases Act 2003 (‘Act’).

Landlords and tenants should be aware of the following changes, which came into effect on 1 October 2020, unless otherwise

Legal Side of Buying

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You have decided like the majority of Australians that it is time buy your own home. But what do you do next, where do you start, who should you speak to.

Purchasing a house is the single largest investment that most people will ever make. As such and before you

Sales Contract Holds Key

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Anyone buying or selling property is required to enter into a Contract of Sale.

The Contract of Sale in the context of a property transaction is the single most important document. It sets at the rights of the parties and provides the parameters or a map as to how the

Agent Licensed to Sell

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In any property transaction, such as the purchase and sale of property, the real estate agent plays a prominent and central role. They represent the seller and are responsible for the facilitation of the sale process.

As such a fiduciary relationship exists between the real estate agent and seller. This