Resolving Common Neighbourhood Disputes

Neighbourhood disputes

A dispute with your neighbour can be a tricky situation. It is important to protect your rights, however, it is also important to maintain a civil relationship with your neighbour moving forward. Many neighbourhood disputes in Cairns and Far North Queensland are commonly over trees or fences, especially coming into the cyclone season.

Things to think about when building or buying off the plan

A lot of people enter into building contracts without obtaining professional legal advice. However, the property market and building and development industry is currently experiencing a boom which has not been seen in years and there are issues arising for those building.

Thinking of selling or buying a commercial property?

Are you considering selling or buying a commercial property? Whether you’ve received an enticing offer or are looking at an investment opportunity, commercial property can be a significant part of your investment portfolio and the process of selling can be quite complex. An experienced lawyer can assist you with the preparation, negotiation, and sale process. Our team has listed some starting points to consider if you are thinking about selling or buying a commercial property.

What happens to your superannuation when you die?

Superannuation may be a valuable portion of your assets, however it does not automatically form part of your estate. In other words, just because you have a Will in place, does not mean that you have given directions as to your superannuation when you die – unless your Will specifically includes clauses as to superannuation.

How does Guardianship for Adults work in Queensland?

A person of 18 years of age is legally considered an adult and are entitled to make decisions about their own life. Adults are presumed to have capacity to make all of their own decisions until it is proven otherwise.

Steps to planning your will

Planning your Will can feel like a daunting and difficult task and often gets pushed back into the ‘too hard basket’.

Deciding what will happen in the event of your death may not be something you want to think about, but it is important to consider and prepare a valid will.

Commercial Leasing in Queensland

Leasing commerical property is a much more complex process than residential property. While you may have rented residential property by yourself before, engaging the services of an experienced solicitor to assist you with commercial property is highly recommended to ensure you and your business are protected in the agreement.

Deciding what will happen in the event of your death may not be something you want to think about, but it is important to consider and prepare a valid will.

Are you eligible for a Special Hardship Order?

In Queensland, double demerit points apply during public holidays, and all year round for certain second or subsequent offences committed within 1 year of a previous offence. Given the number of public holidays during the month of April, if you find yourself in the position where your drivers license has been suspended, you may be eligible to apply for a Special Hardship Order.