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Happy New Year everyone and welcome to the new decade.  If the first couple of weeks of 2020 are anything to go by, we are looking forward to another very busy and productive year.

We are delighted to say that SPM Law welcomed Anne Crowley back to the fold late last year. Anne is heading up the conveyancing department. Anyone that has dealt with Anne knows that she is one of the best in the business with years of experience in all facets of conveyancing in both South Australia and Queensland. She has a wide range of experience in complex property transactions and has considerable expertise across conveyancing in all areas including deceased estates, easements, mortgages, caveats, due diligence and investigations.

We are also pleased to say that SPM Law became certified members of PEXA last year completing over 50 conveyance transactions electronically.  We have found that the shift to e-conveyancing is taking away a lot of the stress to both staff and clients with the process being simplified and time saving.  More about the positives of e-conveyancing in an article below.

LATEST NEWS
COVID -19 Lease Legislation Summary COVID -19 Lease Legislation Summary

RETAIL SHOP LEASES AND OTHER COMMERCIAL LEASES (COVID-19 EMERGENCY RESPONSE) REGULATION 2020 (QLD)2020 - SUMMARY OF LEGISLATION Initial Comments On 28 May 2020, the Retail Shop Leases and Other Commercial Leases (COVID-19 Emergency Response) Regulation 2020 (Qld) (“the Regulation”) was introduced into Queensland law. Taking a few weeks longer than anticipated, the Regulation went beyond what was expected, or at least what was noted by the Mandatory Code of Conduct. The Regulation has a very tenant favoured basis, and grants some significant powers, even going as far to provide avenues for landlords and tenants to be ordered to pay compensation by the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (“QCAT”) if their conduct during the COVID-19 pandemic in negotiating rent is deemed unconscionable or is not in good faith. READ MORE
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APPLY TODAY!– QLD Government Small Business COVID -19 Adaption Grants APPLY TODAY!– QLD Government Small Business COVID -19 Adaption Grants

The recently announced QLD government initiative of providing grants of up to $10,000 to small to medium businesses is very welcome.  I urge any of you who are eligible to apply and act today.  The grants will be processed on a first come first serve basis and as of Friday 22 May 8am, 5947 grants had been applied for already utilising 60% of the $100 million package! READ MORE
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CASE STUDY
How to avoid a Superannuation Death Benefit Dispute
How to avoid a Superannuation Death Benefit Dispute

A common misconception is that your superannuation can be dealt with in accordance with your Will. While that may sometimes be the case, it is important to remember that superannuation does not automatically become an Estate asset.
   
Solicitor's Certificate
Solicitor's Certificate
Solicitor's Certificate

Increasingly banks and other financial institutions are requiring borrowers and guarantors to obtain an independent solicitor’s certificate in relatio…

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