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Foreign Resident Capital Gains Withholding Tax Changes from 1 July 2017Posted on 25 June 2017

The Commonwealth Government recently announced changes to the foreign resident capital gains withholding (FRCGW) rate and threshold. The changes will apply to contracts entered into on or after...

Conveyancing in Tasmania - 7 Practical Tips when Purchasing PropertyPosted on 18 June 2017

If you are buying property there are many important decisions to be made. Making the wrong decision could cost you money. We have put together 7 practical tips for you: Inspecting the property is...

What we do and how we can help youPosted on 10 June 2017

Cormiston Legal is a very experienced Law Firm based in Launceston, Tasmania specialising in Commercial Law and Conveyancing. We use plain english in all our communications with you and we will...

Conveyancing in Tasmania - Torrens Title and Strata Titles explainedPosted on 3 June 2017

In Tasmania titles are usually either torrens title or strata title. This article explains the differences between them and how the differences may impact on your ownership of the property and how it...

Business Structures OutlinedPosted on 28 May 2017

We are often asked by clients about what type of entity they should use to run their business. Whilst this is a question that should be put to your accountant as well, we can explain the legal aspects...

Conveyancing in Tasmania - First Home Owners Grant UpdatePosted on 28 May 2017

The Tasmanian Government announced on Thursday 25 May 2017 that the current conditions of the first home owners grant will be extended until 30 June 2018.  The First Home Owner Grant...

Tasmanian Commercial LeasesPosted on 21 May 2017

The legal document that governs the relationship between a property owner (Landlord) and an occupant (Tenant) is a lease. Whether you are a Landlord or Tenant it is important to understand their...

Quotes for Conveyancing - Tasmanian PropertyPosted on 5 May 2017

Whether you are buying, selling, refinancing or transferring your Tasmanian property, Cormiston Legal will happily provide a personalised quote for your conveyancing needs -...

Conveyancing in Tasmania - What do you need to know?Posted on 23 April 2017

Found a home or block of land that is perfect for you? Or ready to sell your property? Then you need to know the steps involved in buying or selling property. This article explains the steps involved...

What is a leasehold business?Posted on 1 April 2017

Business premises may be freehold (the owner of the business is the legal owner of the property) or leasehold (the owner of the property leases the property to the business owner). If you are not...

Conveyancing in Tasmania – Explanation of Commonly Used TermPosted on 19 March 2017

If you have ever purchased property or if you are looking to buy you will be faced with a myriad of terms used in the property industry. We have put together a list of the most common terms you may...

7 triggers to review your Tasmanian WillPosted on 11 March 2017

Do you know when to update your Tasmanian Will? A Will determines how the will makers assets are dealt with when they die. Wills provide for the appointment of an executor(s) and the leaving of gifts...

Finance Pre-Approval - Is not what it seemsPosted on 3 March 2017

Securing finance approval can be frustrating especially if you are applying for your first home loan. The article explains the process and provides valuable tips on this topic. Delays can occur...

Your Tasmanian Will - Where should you keep it?Posted on 18 February 2017

Have you ever wondered what happens to a Will once it has been signed? We are often asked if there is a register of Wills or some sort of central storage area. The answer is no, the storage of a Will...

Tasmanian Conveyancing - Tips for AuctionsPosted on 8 February 2017

A property owner may decide to Auction their property for a number of reasons. It may be because the market is booming and they feel that they will get the best price for their property at an...

Conveyancing in Tasmania - Costs and Expenses ExplainedPosted on 3 February 2017

It is important to ensure that you know what is and isn’t included when you get a quote for conveyancing. Together with professional costs there are 'out of pocket expenses' (also known as...

Conveyancing in Tasmania - How to get a Conveyancing QuotePosted on 27 January 2017

We have made it very simple for you to get a conveyancing quote from us for your sale or purchase of a Tasmania property. Simply click on the conveyancing quote button on our website or follow...

We are hiring - Conveyancing Assistant/Legal SecretaryPosted on 14 January 2017

Due to continued growth a great opportunity exists at Cormiston Legal for an experienced legal secretary/conveyancing assistant to join our team on a full time or part time basis (part time hours...

Tasmanian Wills - 5 Reasons Why You Need a WillPosted on 6 January 2017

A Will is an important document that every adult should have in place. Below are 5 good reasons why: 1. Death – as the saying goes there are 2 certainties in life death and taxes. Accordingly,...

Happy Christmas!Posted on 23 December 2016

Our office is now closed for the Christmas break. We will be back on board all refreshed at 9am on Monday 9 January 2017. Wishing you a very happy and safe Christmas and New Year.

Conveyancing in Tasmania - When do I pick up the keys?Posted on 10 December 2016

When you sign a contract to purchase a property the end goal is getting the keys safely in your hands. Therefore it is not surprising that we are often asked is who and where do they pick the keys up...

Conveyancing in Tasmania - Foreign Purchasers of Residential PropertyPosted on 27 November 2016

Foreign investment in Australia is heavily regulated with significant penalties for non-compliance. Accordingly, if you are not an Australian citizen or permanent Australian resident it is important...

Contract Law - It's not fair!Posted on 20 November 2016

The Commonwealth Government has recently amended the Australian Consumer Law in relation to unfair contracts. These are significant changes aimed at providing a level playing field when parties...

Tasmanian Wills - FAQ UpdatePosted on 9 November 2016

What is a Will? A Will is a legal document that sets out how a person would like their assets to be dealt with when they die. Who can make a Will? Any person over 18 who is of sound mind can...

Subscribe to our Website!Posted on 29 October 2016

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