Category Archives: Residential and Commercial Conveyancing

  • Rates Ruling Update

    Posted on June 11, 2014 at 2:17 pm under Business Law, Residential and Commercial Conveyancing category.

    Since writing and publishing the article Rates Ruling Could Have Major Effect, some important changes have taken effect. Readers may recall that the article dealt with the decision in Paton & Ors v Mackay Regional Council, where it was decided that classifying a property by whether the owner occupied the premises, or rented the premises […]

  • Rates Ruling Could Have Major Effect

    Posted on June 5, 2014 at 9:26 am under Business Law, Residential and Commercial Conveyancing category.

    A recent ruling by the Supreme Court could impact up to 20 regional council budgets, and impact $300 million in rates across Queensland. The case in point, Paton & Ors v Mackay Regional Council, concerned the issue of limits on a Council’s ability to charge different general rates for non-owner occupied homes. The applicants in […]

  • The Easy Guide To Understanding Easements

    Posted on May 20, 2014 at 1:33 pm under Residential and Commercial Conveyancing category.

    Conveyancing, like many aspects of the law, can be filled with confusing terminology that can leave a reader with more questions than answers. An easement is a right in relation to land. It grants the holder a right to make use of land held by another. Examples of easements include rights of way and rights […]