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Property Law

Can your Behaviour be so Bad that you Write yourself out of a Will? Disentitling Conduct and the Forfeiture Rule

By NB Lawyers | August 2, 2022 |

A will maker will usually be warned by their lawyer about the risks of not including an entitled person in their will. If an entitled person, spouse, child or dependent, is omitted, or not adequately provided for in a will then they may make a court claim for compensation against the estate. What a will…

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Leasing Premises for your Business? Do you Need to Pay the Lessor’s Mortgagee Consent Fees?

By NB Lawyers | July 29, 2022 |

There are many costs to leasing a premises, not just rent and outgoings. One of these costs may include a lessor’s mortgagee consent fee. Not only is it important for lessees to be able to identify what this cost is, but it is important that both lessors and lessees be aware it is lawful to…

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Building and Pest Condition Explained – why you Should Engage a Lawyer to Assist you with your Purchase or Sale

By NB Lawyers | July 26, 2022 |

The building and pest condition is an essential term of any residential contract. It gives the buyer crucial protection to exit out of the contract, if there is something wrong with the property that would be of significant cost to the buyer to fix. This article will discuss: each party’s obligations; how a party can…

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Property Searches – to Search or not to Search

By NB Lawyers | June 24, 2022 |

Once a contract has been entered into and the buyer has satisfied all the key conditions of the contract, then the buyer’s solicitor will order settlement searches on the property. There are some searches the buyer cannot escape ordering, but there are a wide range of purchases that, depending on the law firm, are at…

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What do you do if the Seller dies before settlement?

By NB Lawyers | June 24, 2022 |

Death of a Party to a Contract – What to Do A problem arises when a buyer or seller dies before the contract can be completed, as the deceased party can no longer perform their obligations under the contract. Does this mean that if a party dies or was dead before entering into the contract…

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