Category Archives: Personal

Which Unit?

We recently acted for a young couple who had entered into a contract to buy a unit in a two unit complex on the coast.  Everything was going smoothly – finance applications had been approved, building and pest inspections complete and some initial searches carried out. At a meeting with our clients we asked them […]

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Estate Planning

Whether you wish to make a new will or ensure that a deceased estate is administered properly, Ellison Moschella & Co focus on carrying out your instructions professionally and finding solutions with a minimum fuss.Proper estate planning includes considering the following:Do you have properly structured Wills?Do you need to consider asset protection issues for your […]

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Conveyancing

Conveyancing is the process of transferring the title of a property from one person to another between the time a decision is made to sell a property through to registration of the change of ownership with the Titles Office.For most people, buying or selling a house will be one of the most significant financial decisions […]

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Notary

What can a notary do for me?Documents to be used overseas must typically be verified or witnessed by a person who will be recognised overseas. The 1961 Hague Apostille Convention created a system whereby Notaries are recognised throughout most of the world.The main services of a notary include:witnessing signatures for documents to be used overseas,certifying copies of documents, certificates verifying registration […]

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Lost views and sunlight

If your views or sunlight have been substantially affected by vegetation on neighbouring land it is possible to require the offending plants to be trimmed or removed to preserve the view which existed when you took possession of the property. This is due to amendments to the Neighbourhood Disputes (Dividing Fences and Trees) Act which […]

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Gifts – are they absolute?

A Supreme Court of Queensland decision highlights the fluid nature of family relationships and the importance of documenting transactions between family members to avoid subsequent litigation. In Peterson -v- Hottes (2012) QSC, the plaintiff mother sued her adult daughter for the repayment of $71,000 (approximately) that she provided to the daughter to help her buy a […]

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