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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 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...

Why property owners should know the difference between a lease and a licencePosted on 29 May 2015

You may have businesses that operate and occupy part of your property. If this is the case it is important that the legal nature of the occupancy is made clear and is documented in writing. Both...

Varying and Revoking your Tasmanian WillPosted on 12 May 2015

It is important to know in what circumstances your Tasmanian Will is revoked or varied and how you can vary or revoke it should you wish to do so.   Varying your Will  Before your...

When should you make a new Will?Posted on 1 May 2015

If you have made a Will, there are certain life events that have an impact on your Will. In such circumstances you should review your Will and in some cases it is important to make a new Will. The...

Conveyancing in Tasmania - Pre-Settlement Inspections ExplainedPosted on 22 April 2015

A purchaser is entitled to carry out a pre-settlement or final inspection of the property before the purchase price is paid and you take occupation of the property. This gives you one last...

Conveyancing in Tasmania - Searches ExplainedPosted on 18 April 2015

When a contract becomes unconditional (meaning that clauses such as finance and building inspection have been confirmed) a range of searches need to be carried out to give you information relating to...

Buying a property with others - Joint tenancies & tenancy in common explainedPosted on 10 April 2015

When buying property with another person it is important to understand the difference between joint tenancy and tenancy in common to avoid unforseen issues and costs.  The legal manner in...

Personal Guarantees ExplainedPosted on 29 March 2015

Entering into an agreement which contains a personal guarantee is a very serious matter. A personal guarantee may give rise to significant liabilities to other people or companies. It is highly...

DIY Conveyancing – Is it worth it?Posted on 22 March 2015

It might be tempting to carry out your own conveyancing to save costs, however taking this short cut can easily come back to haunt you. Cost cutting when making a significant investment is not a...

Commercial Leases ExplainedPosted on 21 March 2015

When renting a property for business purposes it is important for both Landlords (property owner) and Tenants (occupant of the property) to understand the rights and obligations that they each have in...

Conveyancing Tasmania - AuctionsPosted on 13 March 2015

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...

Tasmanian Wills - Testamentary Trusts ExplainedPosted on 13 March 2015

Including a trust in your Will is increasingly common and is often recommended by financial advisors. The benefits can including legitimate tax minimisation for beneficiaries, asset protection,...

Thinking of buying a business?Posted on 13 February 2015

If you are thinking of buying a business there are many legal, financial and general business issues that you need to consider. Once you have chosen a business that is the right fit for you, you...

What we do at Cormiston LegalPosted on 30 January 2015

Cormiston Legal is an experienced Law Firm based in Launceston, Tasmania specialising in Commercial Law and Conveyancing. We are here to help you. Plain english is used in all our communications...

New Franchising Code of ConductPosted on 4 January 2015

On 1 January 2015 a new Franchising Code of Conduct came into force. The new Code is available on the ComLaw website http://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/F2014L01472 Our update headed 'Franchising -...

Wills and Online AccountsPosted on 8 December 2014

Traditionally all our assets were in a physical form, be it real estate, cash or personal belongings. However, as the internet encroaches further and further into our everyday lives your Tasmanian...

Reverse Mortgages ExplainedPosted on 16 November 2014

A reverse mortgage is a mortgage just like a normal mortgage that allows you to borrow against the value of your house. The main difference is that usually you don’t have to make...

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