CO-OWNERSHIP: Joint Tenancy vs. Tenancy in Common

By |2023-12-04T00:48:28+00:00December 14th, 2023|Property Law|

Picture this— You and your sister have decided to invest in a house together, marking your entry into the real estate market. Both of you agree to contribute equally to the deposit and mortgage payments. However, life can at times be unpredictable with unexpected turns and challenges.  What would happen in this circumstance if your [...]

Understanding property easements and how it may affect your property purchase

By |2023-10-09T01:29:45+00:00October 10th, 2023|Property Law|

Property easements grant the right for an individual, group or company to access, use or cross someone else’s property for a particular reason. Common easements can include shared driveways, power lines or sewerage. Understanding property easements is important as they can potentially impact your property value, and use of the area that the easement covers. [...]

7 things to consider before you sign a commercial lease

By |2023-08-29T01:23:53+00:00September 27th, 2023|Property Law|

When it comes to commercial leases, you should have an experienced lawyer review the paperwork. Why? Because once you sign a commercial property lease, you are legally bound by its contents. Therefore, it's imperative to understand your responsibilities and obligations before making a significant financial commitment to your business.    Commercial property lease clauses If you [...]

Effective ways to deal with a property disputes

By |2023-08-29T01:26:46+00:00September 19th, 2023|Property Law|

There is usually a lot at stake when dealing with land.  Property disputes often have serious financial implications because you may end up losing part of your land. And if you do not deal with the problem early it will usually be an expensive exercise to resolve.    People also underestimate the non financial impacts [...]

Understanding Retirement Village Agreements and why you should have a lawyer review your documentation

By |2023-07-27T05:45:20+00:00August 14th, 2023|Property Law|

Retirement villages are becoming popular across Australia, offering an active lifestyle. If you're considering entering into an agreement to live in a retirement community, it's important to note that it's not a simple property transaction. Entering a retirement village agreement is a complex legal transaction and requires attention. Before you sign a retirement village agreement, [...]

Do you need a property lawyer or conveyancer? Or both?

By |2023-05-02T02:44:17+00:00May 16th, 2023|Property Law|

Will Punivalu, Principal at WJ&M Geelong, shares his insights Whether you are selling or buying, you should consider whether you need a property lawyer or a conveyancer to help guide you through the process.  Selecting a property lawyer or conveyancer or both for your property transaction  Choosing between a property lawyer or a conveyancer usually [...]

FAQ’s your Property Lawyer can help with

By |2023-03-17T00:10:49+00:00March 30th, 2023|Property Law|

As property lawyers in Geelong, we often get asked the same questions by first-time home buyers, so we’ve decided to answer a few frequently asked questions to help you. If your question is not answered in this publication or you need further advice on residential conveyancing, contact us on (03) 5222 2077 or email info@wjmlawyers.com.au [...]

6 easy tips to make the home-buying process smooth

By |2022-12-13T01:49:17+00:00December 18th, 2022|Property Law|

Is a new home on your Christmas list? Why not prepare so you can jump on your dream home when the calendar ticks over to the new year? Follow on easy steps to prepare for the home-buying process. Preparing to buy a house  Before you start looking for your dream home, follow these steps to [...]

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