Property Law

COVID-19 and Special Clauses: What You Need to Know Before You Buy or Sell!

By NB Lawyers | May 19, 2020 |

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to changes in the way we go about our typical everyday lives and has seen businesses and individuals alike trying to protect themselves against the economic impacts of the pandemic. Initial forecasts indicated that the Australian property market would be one of the areas hit hardest by the pandemic, however…

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Changes to the Foreign Investment Network – What you Need to Know!

By NB Lawyers | May 5, 2020 |

On March 29 2020 the Australian Treasurer announced further temporary economic measures which would be introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The announcement centred around changes to the Foreign Investment Network, with the most prominent being the decision to prescribe nil monetary value thresholds for particular significant actions and notifiable actions under the Foreign…

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Land Tax Relief Measures in Queensland

By NB Lawyers | April 24, 2020 |

On Wednesday 22 April 2020, the Queensland Parliament sat for the first time in over a month in an effort to pass emergency measures aimed at supporting Queenslanders during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of the measures passed include the following: $300 million aimed at relieving the cost of living which includes $200 credit for all…

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Negotiating Commercial and Retail Lease Agreements in the wake of COVID-19

By NB Lawyers | April 6, 2020 |

The recent COVID-19 pandemic has forced tenants and landlords alike to be more flexible with their working and financial arrangements – but how has it impacted their lease agreements? Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced recently that a strict moratorium would be placed on evictions for all residential and commercial tenancies for the next six (6)…

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Talk to a Lawyer before Purchasing or Selling Commercial Property

By NB Lawyers | January 28, 2020 |

Purchasing or selling commercial property is a big investment decision which you should seek advice from experienced professionals about including a solicitor, accountant and finance broker before signing a legally binding contract. Commercial contracts generally do not include a cooling off period which is why it is important to engage a solicitor prior to entering…

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