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8 10, 2020

Why you would need a Will now

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As time goes on and we go up in age, our mental capacity will eventually deteriorate. Although may take a longer time for some, it will happen to many people. It is an unfortunate, yet an unavoidable part of life. This is a big reason why it is important to be proactive, and take action [...]

8 10, 2020

Relationship Property Agreements

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A separation can be quite a stressful and taxing ordeal in itself. Having to include the Family Court in the mix will likely to make things much more complicated, and not to mention, expensive. Therefore, it is advised that parties should try their best to come to a private agreement amongst themselves. This saves a [...]

24 04, 2020

Essential conditions for purchasing a new home

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In a perfect world - you can expect that all aspects of the house you will be purchasing would be in tip-top condition by purely relying on what the vendor or agent tells you. Although this is an option on going about your purchase, it is definitely not the best one! It is important to [...]

24 04, 2020

Rent reduction on commercial leases during COVID-19 Alert Level 4 Lockdown

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With the totally new situation we have been thrown into due to COVID-19, many people are facing uncertainty about their rental obligations as landlord and tenant. Because lockdown has prevented tenants from accessing their business premises, landlords may be seeking cover from their insurer for their tenant’s rental costs, while tenants may be seeking reduced [...]

5 03, 2019

Executor Duties and Liabilities in Distribution of Estate Assets

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Registered Valuation of Estate Property Prior to Distribution As executor of an estate, you have a duty to act prudently and reasonably in the sale of any estate property. This includes a duty to obtain the best price you can on a sale of estate assets, for the benefit of the beneficiaries. As a result [...]

5 03, 2019

Health and Safety – Let us be the fence, not the ambulance

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When it goes wrong For a business owner, the risks can seem endless.  When the rubber hits the road and Health and Safety policies are not in place, Worksafe become’s involved and heavy penalties apply to businesses who have not complied with the minimum expectations set out by the Health and Safety at Work Act [...]

5 12, 2017

Terms and Conditions of Trade

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Preparing T&Cs for a business is one of my MOST favourite things as I really get to delve into a business and get to know the ins and outs. T&Cs are your contract with your customers, telling them basically how you are going to transact with them and setting the basis for your relationship. In [...]

15 07, 2016

5 Top Tips For Buying Your First Home

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Purchasing your first home can feel like a minefield. There is so much to consider, before you even make an offer. But, please, do not sign a legally binding agreement until you have called me to ensure all of your needs are provided for. Where do you start? 1. Apply for a HomeStart Grant. If [...]

17 05, 2012

Starting a business

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Starting a business is an exciting time. Your motivation is high, you are bursting with ideas and eager to get on with developing a successful and prosperous business. Planning is important at this early stage. Once you have determined the viability of your business concept and you are ready to set up your business you [...]

17 05, 2012

Protecting your personal property from business creditors

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When you are in business you want to expose your personal property to as little risk as possible. This is one of the reasons for setting up a separate legal entity for your business, such as an incorporated company, and for keeping your personal affairs and finances completely separate from your business. Shareholder liability When [...]

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