The Branch Office Building 45 Cameron Street, Launceston Tasmania

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Commercial Law

With over 15 years of experience, and as commercial law specialists, Cormiston Legal can assist with subdivisions, leasing (commercial, retail and residential), buying and selling businesses and general commercial advice. Our friendly team offer a personalised service ensuring you get the correct advice you need.

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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...

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...

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...

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 -...

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...

Vendor Finance - Frequently Asked QuestionsPosted on 9 November 2014

What is Vendor Finance? Vendor Finance is finance offered by a seller (a Vendor) to finance the sale of goods, services or real estate to a buyer (a Purchaser). What are the advantages of Vendor...

Franchising - Changes to the Code of ConductPosted on 25 October 2014

Changes to the Franchising Code of Conduct come into effect on 1 January 2015. Franchising agreements that are renewed or come into existence on or after 1 January 2015 will be subject to the changes...

How can a Law Firm help you?Posted on 11 October 2014

Law firms are here to help you. Your lawyer should provide you with advice in plain english and help you determine the best course of action based on your circumstances. You should...

Leasing GuidePosted on 28 September 2014

Leases A lease is a legal interest in land which is inferior to ownership but which nevertheless entitles the person who holds the lease (commonly referred to as either the lessee or tenant) to...

Contracts - Should they be in writing?Posted on 13 September 2014

We are constantly entering into contractual arrangements as part of daily life, as such it is not possible to document everything in writing. However, there is legislation in most states that...

Caveats ExplainedPosted on 7 September 2014

A caveat 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 land is that it places a ‘freeze’ on...

Where are we in Launceston?Posted on 31 August 2014

We are located in the Branch Office building at 45 Cameron Street, Launceston, Tasmania. This historic building was designed and built by Peter Mills. Mr Mills was one of Tasmania’s most...

Getting PaidPosted on 2 August 2014

Outstanding accounts can be a big headache for many businesses. Based on our experience, employing the following simple strategies may help reduce your bad debts. 1. Know your...

Contract Basics - Part 1Posted on 10 July 2014

Contract Basics – Part 1 In today’s world it is hard to avoid contracts. In a number of common situations they are presented to us for signing, whether you are upgrading your mobile...

When does the Tasmanian Retail Code apply?Posted on 4 July 2014

The first step when leasing a commercial property should be to determine whether or not the Fair Trading (Code of Practice for Retail Tenancies) Regulations 1998 (Code) will apply to the lease....

General Commercial AdvicePosted on 6 May 2014

Cormiston Legal provides clear and precise advice on a wide range of general commercial matters for small to medium businesses, industry associations and a range of government and local government...

LeasingPosted on 6 May 2014

A lease is a legal interest in land which is inferior to ownership but which nevertheless entitles the person who holds the lease (commonly referred to as either the lessee or tenant) to exclusive...

Business Sales and PurchasesPosted on 24 April 2014

Buying or selling your business is a complex process. There are numerous issues relating to property matters (leasehold or freehold issues), assets (plant & equipment), liabilities, stock,...

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