Victorian Government announce major changes to stamp duty and property transactions The Victorian Government’s latest budget has introduced major changes to stamp duty and grants affecting properties in Victoria. There are great opportunities for first home buyers to take advantage of after 1st July, 2017 but investors need to be wary of changes, particularly to Read more about Major changes to Stamp Duty and Property in Victoria[…]
If you’ve purchased a property you’re entitled to inspect the property up to a week before settlement. It is highly recommended that this be done as close to settlement as possible. Make sure you arrange the inspection with the real estate agent well ahead of time so you can do it when most convenient to Read more about Pre-settlement Inspections[…]
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Depending on your own circumstances, rather than a “basic” will, a will containing a testamentary trust should be considered. The benefits of the Testamentary Trust include: Income earned from the assets held by the Testamentary Trust can be split amongst the beneficiaries, including children and grandchildren, thereby minimizing taxation. This can also be achieved by Read more about Estate Planning – Testamentary Trusts[…]
There are a lot of considerations that go into purchasing a business. If you have never purchased a business before then navigating the legal and accounting landscape of a business transaction may be unfamiliar territory. This article provides a brief rundown on a number of common things you should be mindful of when purchasing a Read more about Buying a business[…]
The question above is probably the most common question asked in traffic matters. The answer will differ depending on your circumstances but there are a few general rules that can help to guide you through the quagmire of information out there. The first thing to note is that Victoria has some of the toughest traffic Read more about “The police told me I’m going to lose my licence. I have a job, family and bills to pay. Is there any way I can keep it?”[…]
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