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Airbnb

Airbnb party houses facing crackdown in NSW

Airbnb is becoming increasingly popular with investors and home owners with space to spare. However, Airbnb party houses are receiving a crackdown in NSW, the toughest in the country. This article from News.com.au is an interesting read into the new rules hosts are facing in NSW.

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Transfer of property

The transfer of property and stamp duty

At Sheridan Legal, we often get asked about the transfer of property (as opposed to the sale) between related parties. It’s possible to do a transfer of property from one party to another. One major cost that you will usually have to pay is stamp duty. However, there are a few situations where stamp duty is exempt (or at least, […]

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Financial agreement

Is a Financial Agreement right for you?

A financial agreement is commonly referred to as a “prenuptial agreement”. However, these agreements can be executed before, during or after a relationship. A financial agreement allows couples to negotiate how they will divide their assets on their own terms without involving a court. It avoids: – the cost and stress of arguing over a property settlement in the event of separation; […]

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DIY Conveyancing

DIY Conveyancing

Whether you are buying or selling, there are a number of pitfalls to DIY Conveyancing. DIY Conveyancing is where you decide to act for yourself, rather than paying for a professional service. The sale or purchase of a property is likely the largest financial transaction that you will experience during your lifetime. It is best that this transaction is left […]

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off the plan

Purchasing real estate “off the plan”

What does buying “off the plan” mean? Often, buying off the plan means that the land hasn’t been subdivided yet. The developer will have plans in place, but the subdivision won’t be registered. An “off the plan” purchase may include the construction of a house. This is usually referred to as a “house and land package”. The contract will include […]

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Cyber-Crime

How to protect your business from Cyber-Crime

Latest statistics reveal cyber-crime costs Australian businesses approximately $4.5 billion each year. Businesses can take out insurance for cyber-crime to protect against a cyber-attack and financial loss. However, prevention is better than cure. There is nothing worse than a disruption to your business. These days, the majority of businesses rely on computer systems to maintain their day-to-day operations. Any breach […]

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appointment of enduring guardian

Why do I need an Appointment of Enduring Guardian?

What is an Appointment of Enduring Guardian? An Appointment of Enduring Guardian allows you to appoint a person to make health and lifestyle decisions for you if you no longer have the capacity to make such decisions yourself. You can appoint an enduring guardian as long as you are over 18 years old and understand what you are signing. How […]

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Executor and estate administering

How to deal with an estate as the executor

When someone passes away, there are a number of steps the executor/s need to take in order to administer the estate. What is an executor? The executor/s are named in the will and are usually a close family member, friend or solicitor whom the deceased felt would be capable of the important task of administering their estate. Your role is […]

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Relocating with children

Relocating with children after separation

When one parent considers relocating with children after a separation, it can cause conflict and stress for both parents. A parent may consider relocating with children: – for a fresh start; – to move closer to family and support; – for a job; – for a new relationship. Relocating with children will cause a significant change to the current co-parenting […]

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Self-Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF)

What you need to know about Self-Managed Superannuation Funds (SMSF)

A Self-Managed Superannuation Fund differs from a superannuation fund managed by a fund manager, such as a large corporation or industry body. A self-managed superannuation fund is managed by you. A major benefit of a self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) is that you have control over your funds and the way in which they are invested. The main benefits of an SMSF […]

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