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Leases and Natural Disasters

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Author: Erica Quilter

A natural disaster can have devastating effects on business operations. Whether you are a landlord or a tenant under a commercial lease, it is important to obtain legal advice both before you enter into the lease and in the aftermath of a natural disaster. This article considers some of the issues to discuss with your lawyer. Read more

But I paid for it! The overlooked risk of paying for a home on land you do not own.

Monday, 28 August 2017

Author: Matthew Peploe

Are you looking for a home and thinking about paying for a house on land owned by a friend or family member? This article provides a brief summary of the important legal issues you need to consider if you are planning such an arrangement. Read more

Be Careful When Transferring Contracts

Monday, 21 August 2017

Author: Claire Luxton

A number of circumstance may give rise to you wanting to transfer a contract. For instance, you may have sold your business and you want to transfer your customer contracts or purchase contracts to the purchaser of the business. Two common methods to achieve this are by assignment or by novation. Each method has different consequences so it is important to understand the differences when deciding which method best suits your needs and seek legal advice before signing any document which transfers your interest in a contract. Read more