March 19, 2024

Why is it important to have a lawyer to review a lease for you?

A lease serves as a legal document that regulates the relationship between a lessor/landlord and a lessee/tenant concerning a property. Leases vary in complexity, size, and terms. Having a lawyer…
February 12, 2024

Solicitors vs. Conveyancers: Your Ultimate Legal Guide for Conveyancing and Property Purchases and Sales

While navigating property transactions in Australia, understanding the contrast between conveyancers and solicitors is crucial. This post aims to aid your decision-making process for your upcoming property dealings! When it…
January 25, 2024

What Should I Consider When Buying a Business in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria?

Purchasing a business is an exciting yet intricate undertaking, whether you are a budding entrepreneur exploring new industries or a seasoned investor broadening your portfolio. To ensure a smooth transaction…
December 18, 2023

Why use a lawyer for mergers and acquisitions?

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) represent intricate business transactions involving the consolidation or transfer of ownership of one or more companies. These endeavours necessitate a comprehensive understanding of the legal, financial,…
November 5, 2023

Considering Put and Call Options in Real Estate Transactions: For What Purpose?

Put-and-call options stand as indispensable tools for property developers and property owners engaged in transactions with developers, offering a flexible pathway for buying or selling properties at a future date.…
October 16, 2023

The Australian Government is Introducing Significant Reforms to Address Unfair Trading Practices

The Australian Government is poised to implement substantial reforms targeting unfair trading practices, a domain currently unregulated under the Australian Consumer Law. These reforms, prompted by persistent instances of harmful…
September 12, 2023

I co-own a residential property with a family member, do I pay stamp duty to receive a transfer of a part share ownership from that family member?

If a family member wishes to transfer to another family member on title, this will involve a change in the property title and, therefore, this type of transfer will be…
August 29, 2023

Can I transfer my property into a trust in order to protect it?

Can I transfer my property into a trust in order to protect it? Transferring a property into a family trust is a common strategy for asset protection. There are various…
July 18, 2023

As a Queensland Tenant of a Commercial Lease, Why Should I register my Lease?

Queensland Tenants can register If you are a tenant with a commercial lease in Queensland, it is essential to safeguard your interests in the property. One effective way to achieve…
June 23, 2023

What is the difference between a licence and a lease?

In the modern legal landscape, the name given to a document or agreement may not accurately reflect its true nature. For instance, when you have permission to use someone else's…
May 3, 2023

Tips and Traps for Commercial Leases

Commercial leases are an integral part of business transactions, and investing in commercial property is a popular choice. When embarking on a commercial lease, there are several crucial factors to…
April 18, 2023

New Property Laws and Regulations for Property Owners and Buyers in Queensland

The Property Law Bill 2023 targets modernising the current property laws contained within the Property Law Act 1974 with contemporary language that reflects current commercial practice. One of the most…
March 15, 2023

What is a Sunset Clause in Property Contracts?

Sunset clauses are a common feature in property contracts in Queensland. They are used to set a specific date by which certain conditions of the contract must be met, or…
March 1, 2023

What Is ChatGPT‘s Influence on Legal Services and Where is its Technology Heading?

ChatGPT is a large language model developed by OpenAI. It is designed to generate human-like responses to natural language inputs, which means it can understand and respond to a wide…
February 15, 2023

What is an Enduring Power of Attorney?

An enduring power of attorney (EPA) is a legal document that allows you to appoint someone you trust to make financial and legal decisions on your behalf in the event…
January 10, 2023

Not receiving payment? A Statutory Demand may be the answer.

Legalease Lawyers simplifies clients understanding of the Statutory Demand process to enable them to understand how it works and how effective it can be to aid collecting overdue debt. In…
December 15, 2022

Changes to the Retail Shop Leases Act – Are you An Impacted Landlord or Tenant?

If you are a Retail Landlord or Tenant based in Queensland, amendments on 3 May 2022 have been passed into law to the Retail Shop Leases Act 1994 (Qld) (“the…
December 1, 2022

Considerations When Preparing a Will

What is the purpose of a Will? A Will outlines one’s personal directions as to how one’s estate’s assets should be dealt with on their death. It allows one to…