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What is an Agreement to Lease?Posted on 26 February 2016

You may have heard someone refer to an ‘Agreement to Lease’ when talking about commercial leasing. An Agreement to Lease is commonly used prior to the Property Owner (commonly referred to...

Short Term Leasing under the Tasmanian Retail CodePosted on 20 February 2016

Whether you are a Landlord or a Tenant leasing Tasmanian property, it is important to know whether the Fair Trading (Code of Practice for Retail Tenancies) Regulations 1998 (Code) will apply to the...

Conveyancing In Tasmania FAQPosted on 30 January 2016

What is Conveyancing? Conveyancing is the process involved in the transfer of the legal title to real estate between two parties. What is Settlement? Settlement is the day on which the...

Our New EmployeePosted on 29 January 2016

Cormiston Legal is pleased to announce that Simone Reid will be joining our team on 10 February 2016 as a senior commercial lawyer. Simone is a very experienced commercial lawyer having worked at...

The Importance of having a Tasmanian WillPosted on 2 January 2016

A Will is an important document that every adult should have in place. Here are 10 good reasons why: Death – as the saying goes there are 2 certainties in life death and taxes. Accordingly, you...

Merry Christmas!Posted on 24 December 2015

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, from the team at Cormiston Legal. Our office will be closed for the Christmas break at 12 noon 24 December 2015 and we will be back on board all...

Office Christmas Party RulesPosted on 13 December 2015

The silly season has officially arrived! It is important to remember that the rules of behaviour inside the office apply equally to organised events held outside the office. Laws relating to bullying,...

Bank Guarantees ExplainedPosted on 4 December 2015

What is a Bank Guarantee? A Bank Guarantee is an undertaking given by a bank, on behalf of a customer, to pay money to a nominated person (commonly referred to as the Beneficiary). It is a formal...

Shopping at Christmas Time - 10 tips and trapsPosted on 29 November 2015

It is that time of year again, retailers are fighting to get their hands on your hard earned cash. It is very important that despite the Christmas rush, you don’t forget your rights as a...

Changes to Foreign Investment LawsPosted on 21 November 2015

The Australian Government has announced extensive proposed changes to the laws around foreign investment which will take place from 1 December 2015, subject to the passage of the Foreign Acquisitions...

When can you lodge a Caveat over Tasmanian Property?Posted on 14 November 2015

Firstly it is important to understand what a caveat is - it is a notice on a title to land that a person claims a particular unregistered interest in the land. The effect of registering a caveat over...

What can be done about Trees overhanging your Tasmanian Property?Posted on 13 November 2015

Along with boundary fence disputes, overhanging trees, branches and intruding roots onto neighbours property are the major cause of headaches and tension between adjoining landowners. This article...

Tasmanian Wills - Why do you need one?Posted on 31 October 2015

Everyone needs a will even if you expect to live another 40 years. Without a will, a portion of your estate may be lost to fees and administration and more importantly who and how you would like your...

Conveyancing in Tasmania - Tips and TrapsPosted on 24 October 2015

Conveyancing is the process of transferring legal title or ownership over a property from one person to another to ensure that the buyer of a property gets ‘good title’. Buying a property...

The Importance of the Lease when buying a BusinessPosted on 9 October 2015

  When buying a business it is fundamental to consider what you are actually buying. If you are not buying the freehold of the property where the business is located then you should pay...

Tasmanian Wills - The Role of the Executor ExplainedPosted on 26 September 2015

Are you the executor of an estate or have you been asked by a family member or close frield to be appointed as an executor under their Tasmanian Will? If so, you should understand the importance of...

Tasmanian Conveyancing QuotePosted on 11 September 2015

Cormiston Legal is a Tasmanian Law Firm that provides conveyancing services in Hobart, Launceston and all other areas in Tasmania. Our conveyancing team focuses on providing quality services at a...

Tasmanian Mortgages ExplainedPosted on 21 August 2015

If you are looking at entering into the home ownership market, chances are you will need help from a bank to help fund the purchase of your first house. Whilst banks and other financial institutions...

Tasmanian Boundary Fence Fact SheetPosted on 14 August 2015

One of the most common legal disputes is between neighbours over boundary fences. In Tasmania the Boundary Fences Act ('Act') will apply if the neighbours can't resolve the dispute...

Tasmanian Powers of Attorney Fact SheetPosted on 7 August 2015

The Definition of a Power of Attorney A Power of Attorney is a document authorising someone to represent or act on behalf of another person in business and financial matters. The powers...

Why Do You Need A Will?Posted on 1 August 2015

Most adults have considered making a Will, but many people die without one. If you die without a valid Will in Tasmania, your estate will be distributed according to the intestacy laws...

Conveyancing Quotes for Buying or Selling your Tasmanian PropertyPosted on 31 July 2015

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

Important Tips for Signing DocumentsPosted on 31 July 2015

We are often asked how to correctly sign documents by our clients and we also regularly receive documents that have not been correctly signed. Whilst the technical requirements for executing...

Beware of Automatic Renewal Clauses in ContractsPosted on 10 July 2015

What is an automatic renewal clause? Automatic renewal clauses are becoming increasingly common in consumer contracts for subscription based services such as Itunes, Spotify and News websites. A...

Are negotiations by email binding?Posted on 19 June 2015

Since email became a popular form of communication, the legal system has been dealing with whether or not parties can be bound by representations made by an exchange of emails. The main issue is that...

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