On 5th August 2020, the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill passed its 3rd reading in the House and will come into effect as the Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2020 after Royal Assent. Although the majority of changes will only kick in after a six-month period, giving time for tenants and landlords to be aware of their new obligations and rights. The Act will have a direct impact on both tenants and landlords.
The Government has finally stepped into the fray of the free market to have a say as to how rent is to be determined between landlords and tenants in the face of Covid-19. Matt Smalberger looks at the issues.
We’ve helped many a nervous buyer through their first purchase and so we’re well practised at anticipating the things you might want to know. Here are some of the most frequent questions our team is asked…
A right of renewal and a lease extension may have the same practical effect, however, there is a separate and distinct legal difference between the two. Angela Barnett explains.
With so much uncertainty until we eliminate COVID-19, Denise Marsden has some extra clauses sellers and buyers might consider adding to agreements for sales and purchase.
Enduring Power of Attorney documents have become much more detailed than the old one-pagers. They are more work but produce a much better result says, Angela Mills.
Making a will is not just about deciding what to do with your assets when you’re gone. A well-written will reflects your wishes even when you’re not there.
Insider knowledge: Christine Cechova looks at three consistent themes which seem to make the cross-lease conversions we have completed easier.
In the first of a series of four asset planning articles, Angela Mills takes a humorous look at Trusts from a personal perspective. Using her time in lockdown to fix the proverbial leaky tap in the plumber’s house.
Debra Dorrington has stepped down as a director and owner of AlexanderDorrington. Her resignation was effective from 31 March 2020. She will continue to work in the business supporting the directors in the short term.
Now is the perfect time to tackle the jobs on your list you know are important but possibly are not urgent. Our team is here and ready to help in lockdown.
Denise Marsden investigates if parties’ scheduled obligations are deferred during the COVID-19 Level 4 lockdown, looking at the definition of ‘Working Day’.