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Purchasing a property using a self managed superannuation fund

Purchasing a property using a Self Managed Superannuation Fund

Self managed superannuation funds have become increasingly popular. An advantage of a self managed superannuation fund is the freedom to invest in property and/or shares or other types of investment. It’s not uncommon for a conveyancing matter to hit our office with this being the case. To be honest, they’re not all that more difficult than an ordinary purchase as […]

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Preliminary property reports

5 Preliminary property reports you need to know about

Have you protected your future investment with these 5 preliminary property reports? Finding a property within your budget that suits you is like finding that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. We all know it’s out there (the house, not the gold), but finding it and beating the competition can be hard! When you find it, should […]

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Drug Driving

What is DRUG DRIVING and is it a criminal offence?

It is common practice in NSW for police to conduct roadside testing for drugs. Generally, roadside testing for drugs involves a saliva swab from the driver of a vehicle. If this test shows a positive result, the driver will be asked to undertake a second swab at a roadside testing van or police station. The samples are then sent to […]

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10 reasons why now is the right time to update your will

10 Reasons why now is the right time to update your will

How long has it been since you created your will? How have things changed? When faced with an important task to complete we’re often anxious until it’s done. When it’s done, we feel an immediate wave of relief, and before long it is forgotten about. This is often the case with wills. But, don’t forget about it for too long! There […]

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Changes to Retail Leases Act

Changes to the Retail Leases Act

Have you got a retail business? Are you leasing retail premises? From 1 July 2017, there are changes to the NSW Retail Leases Act. Disclosure Statement A Landlord is now required to provide a reasonable estimate of all outgoings payable by the tenant. Such as: Council rates Water Rates Insurance Cleaning Any other building running expenses What happens if the […]

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Electronic Conveyancing

What does Electronic Conveyancing mean for you?

Electronic Conveyancing is being phased into NSW as of 1st August 2017. What does this mean for you if you’re buying or selling? At first, you probably won’t notice too much difference between a paper or electronic conveyancing matter. All the magic comes alive at settlement. The most obvious benefit to you will be that the transfer happens almost immediately. […]

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Family Trust

Family Trust Tax changes you NEED to know about

The tax rules for family trust have recently changed. What is a family trust? A family trust is a discretionary trust set up to hold a family’s assets, or to conduct a family business. A family trust is usually set up for asset protection or tax purposes. The Legislation was amended in 2017. Reviewing your trust deed is a must to […]

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Swimming pool

Buying a residential property with a swimming pool

Owning a pool is part of the great Aussie dream. Spending those hot summer days having a BBQ by the pool, what could be better? Purchasing a property with a swimming pool already installed couldn’t seem any easier. The hard work has already been done! But has it been done right? Is the swimming pool compliant? Did you know there […]

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the difference between a solicitor and a conveyancer?

What is the difference between a Solicitor and a Conveyancer?

A common question we hear is “What is the difference between a solicitor and a conveyancer?” They are both qualified to deal with the transfer of property from one person to another, known as conveyancing. However, a conveyancer’s expertise is limited. What if something was to go wrong? Sam and Joanne put their house on the market last year. They […]

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Making a will

One Important Way To Protect Your Child’s Future

Fact – Everyone currently working at Sheridan Legal is a parent. To say we ‘get it’ when it comes to the pressures of being a parent is an understatement! We all know our children come first! As parents we worry about the early years. Their health, development & realising we are responsible for keeping this precious little baby alive. The […]

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