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Drone Laws- What you should know before buying and flying drones

15/10/2019

When it comes to selling a home, real estate agents are increasingly turning to aerial drone photography. The benefits range from providing buyers with a better view of the surrounding area (ex. schools, shops) to clearly presenting the size of the property. Picking up a drone has also become cheaper; they can cost as little as $400.00. However, agents should be aware that rules apply.
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Paper certificates of title are now obsolete in Queensland

11/10/2019

The days of obtaining paper certificates of title in Queensland have come to an end. As of 1 October 2019, paper certificates will no longer be considered instruments which have legal effect under the recent amendments to the Land Titles Act 1994 (Qld).
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Testamentary Capacity - Contesting Wills

08/10/2019

One of the side effects is that in the last five years, there has been a sharp rise in the incidence of attacks on Wills, based on the argument that the Testator (the person who signed the Will), did not have capacity to make a Will, at the time the document was signed.
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Five Reasons Why You Should Have Your Commercial Lease Reviewed

24/09/2019

Commercial leases typically extend over a significantly longer period than residential leases, and can be up to 30 years in length in some cases (including option periods). It is important that prospective tenants are aware of all the costs and risks associated with a lease before signing on the dotted line.
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Are employees entitled to compensation for injuries sustained at home while work

04/09/2019

Employers in recent years are more inclined to grant employees flexible work arrangements including working from home. The result is that many employees are not restricted to traditional physical locations such as an office. Recent cases have shined a light on the laws surrounding these arrangements and the conflict with worker’s compensation for injuries.
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Agents, Their Duties And Secret Commissions

04/09/2019

When we hear the word agent our first thoughts are of real estate agents. However, an agent in a legal sense actually covers an expansive range of relationships between a person or company (an agent) and another (referred to as a principal) who has undertaken to serve their best interests.
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