Property & Estates

Conveyancing - Buying and Selling Your Home

Buying and selling property can be a stressful time and there are many things to take into consideration to ensure the process goes to plan, such as:

  • Negotiating the right contract terms to protect you and your investment
  • Ensuring the property is ‘legally fit’ so you don’t inherit building/council issues or fines in the future due to previous owners not meeting their legal requirements
  • Mortgage and finance issues
  • Settlement issues; and more.

Without dedicated professionals to advise you on these issues - settlements can be delayed, costing you money. Our team goes the extra mile to ensure your transaction is completed on time and with minimal fuss.

You will be looked after by one of our professional staff who will be readily available to answer all of your concerns and who is qualified to deal with all legal issues that arise.

Residential Tenancies

Residential Tenancy Agreements or Lease Agreements are legal documents that give people the right to occupy a residential premise, that is owned by another individual, as a residential tenant. These agreements cover houses, units, caravans/caravan sites, some manufactured homes and house boats.

The agreements are put into place to protect the owners’ investment, and also the rights of the tenant to insure everyone is fairly protected in the matter.

Our team at QMTLAW can assist you in creating a secure agreement to best protect you and your investment.

Community Titles Schemes and Body Corporate Management

Community Titles Schemes are governed in Queensland by the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997. Community Title Schemes involve the owners of land as Tenants in Common and require the creation of a Body Corporate with a registered name and seal.

The Body Corporate, as owner of common property, has rights and obligations imposed on it by legislation.

Members of Body Corporates can be faced with many issues including:

  • Lot entitlements
  • Preparation of community management statements
  • Exercise of easement rights
  • The process for reinstating the building in whole or part
  • Termination of the scheme
  • Amalgamation of different community title schemes
  • The composition of, election of and removal of committee members, their powers and procedures
  • Body corporate meetings and recording of information
  • Voting/voting rights
  • Service contractor arrangements
  • Management – administration and disputes
  • Letting agents
  • Occupiers rights – nuisance
  • Insurance and Valuation
  • Sale of lots and proposed lots
  • Dispute resolution.

Out team at QMT can assist you with you these and any other issues you have regarding Community Titles Schemes and Body Corporate Management.

Independent Retired Living

Today, post retirement, there are many living options to choose from, of which a popular choice are independent living environments sometimes referred to as Retirement Villages or Country Clubs.

Much like any property investment, if you are considering entering into a contract in one of these arrangements it is wise to seek the professional advice from a trusted lawyer. Although these property schemes are regulated, you need to know and understand exactly what it is that you are purchasing, selling or establishing.

Resident

Let our team advise you on:

  • The interest you are purchasing
  • Your rights and obligations under the contract
  • The services you need to consider, the cost of those services and the contract you may need to sign regarding the supply of the services
  • The ingoing contribution and exit entitlements
  • Your ability to rescind the contract or terminate the contract.

Scheme Operator

If you are a retirement village scheme operator, QMT can assist you with:

  • Your application to register the scheme
  • Advice on your rights and obligations
  • Advice on Appeals
  • Disputes.

Wills and Estates

To ensure the protection of your family, and your assets, it is vital that you have a valid and up-to-date will.

Once you have established your will it is a good idea to review it every 2 – 5 years to ensure you do not wish to make any changes/additions to the document. In particular if you experience a change in your life such as any of the below it is very important to change your Will to reflect this:

  • If you marry or change your name
  • If you separate or divorce from your partner
  • If purchase a significant asset
  • If someone in your current Will passes away or changes their name.

Singular documents – for one person
Will..... $225.00
Enduring Power of Attorney..... $175.00 
Both Will and EPA..... $350.00

We also off packages for two people to get the below legal documents prepared at the same time (may be a couple/relatives/friends).  Prices quoted are the total amount for both people.
Will..... $350.00
Enduring Power of Attorney..... $250.00
Both Will and EPA..... $500.00

Talk to our team today to ensure that you and your family are protected.

Click here to download our Will Questionnaire now to get started. Simply fill out the simple questionnaire and return it to us via email at qmt@qmtlaw.com.au or via post to GPO Box 2500 Brisbane, QLD 4001.

Powers of Attorney

Life is unexpected and you never know what is around the corner, so putting structures into place to protect you, your family and your assets - no matter what the future may bring is a very good idea.

Powers of Attorney can give you piece of mind for the future. They are special documents created so that in the event that in years to come you become sick or injured, you can appoint a trusted friend or family member to look after you and assist in making important decisions.

Contact the QMT team now to enquire more about Powers of Attorney.

Advance Health Directives

Just like Powers of Attorney give you the ability to appoint someone to look after your personal affairs if a time comes in the future where you are unable to do so for yourself, Advance Health Directives give you an option to ensure your wishes are met when it comes to medical treatment.

An Advance Health Directive is a document where you can state your wishes about how you would like your body to be dealt with in the event that you are sick or injured in the future, and are not in a state where you can make such decisions.

For more information on Advance Health Directives and the protection they can provide please contact of our office today.

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