Property

Information Evening for Property Investors

  • April 26, 2013

We are pleased to announce that Zande Law in conjunction with Raine and Horne Real Estate North Lakes, Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Team Accounting Solutions held a free information evening at The Fort Specialty Coffee which was advertised to our clients and also the local area.It was great working along side the local businesses…

E-Conveyancing? New Opportunities to Resell the “Brooklyn Bridge”?

  • April 23, 2013

  According to American folk law, New York’s iconic Brooklyn Bridge was fraudulently sold to gullible immigrants and visitors dozens of times during a 20 year period between 1880-1901.  Although George C Parker and William McCloundy aka I.O.U. O’Brien were the only two ever convicted of the offence, other colourful swindlers such as Joseph “Yellow…

Hollywood Licence

  • December 5, 2012

In Frank Baum’s original novel “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” – Dorothy’s ruby slippers were actually described as “silver shoes”.  In the original French version of the Cinderella story, the iconic “glass slippers” were actually made of fur and the classic line “elementary my dear Watson” can not actually be found anywhere in the original…

What happens when the Seller breaks the contract?

  • October 25, 2012

Take a look at any standard contract for the sale of property in Queensland and you will fairly easily find some specific clauses that clearly explain what happens to the Buyer if they default under a contract and wrongfully fail to complete.  Typically, any deposit paid is forfeited to the Seller and the losses on…

Instalment Contracts – Traps & Pitfalls

  • June 29, 2012

An “Instalment Contract” is an Agreement for the purchase of any property where the Buyer pays over the purchase price by gradual increments without obtaining a transfer of title from the seller’s name into the buyer’s name until the last payment is made. These types of agreements are covered by special laws which can dramatically…

Buying from the Owner Builder

  • May 10, 2012

Typically in Queensland most construction of residential dwellings is done by a licenced commercial builder who holds registration with the Queensland Building Services Authority and whose registration credentials can be checked publicly.  However, the actual building work can also be legally done by a person who does not hold this registration, so long as that…

Claiming land for free

  • March 29, 2012

Festooned about any public thoroughfare or meeting place at this time of year is a colourful array of sign-on advertisements for Soccer, Rugby Union, League and AFL sporting clubs. Each code claims their sport to be “football” but which one actually owns the name? Turns out all of them do.  Union evolved when a student…