What should you bring to your appointment when acting as an Executor for an Estate?
It is important to ensure that you bring as much information as possible with you at your initial appointment. This will give your lawyer a clear understanding of what is involved in administering the estate and will assist in enabling us to provide you with an accurate estimate of the costs involved.
Risks of Electronic Signatures on Contracts
Conveyancing is slowly moving into the realm of a paperless system. Whilst electronic settlements are still not mandatory in Queensland, signing contracts electronically has gained popularity in recent months. An electronically signed contract is legally valid and enforceable. However, as electronic conveyancing in Australia is new, there is little in the way of structure or processes to validate these documents. Such programs such as DocuSign and EchoSign make signing contracts more convenient than ever but are you aware of the risks associated in signing documents, especially contracts, in this manner?
What should an Executor consider before selling a deceased’s property?
You have been appointed an Executor under the terms of a deceased’s Will. The deceased owns a property in Queensland and you are at liberty to sell the property pursuant to the terms of the Will.
Beware of Potential Pitfalls at Auction
There is an increasing number of property’s been sold under the hammer in South East Queensland, with a growing auction market. Before you start bidding there are a few essential differences to be aware of between purchasing a property by a standard inspection process and one at auction.
5 Things to Consider when Purchasing a Residential Property
If you are in the market to purchase a residential property, either as a first home buyer, or experienced within the property market, it is important to have a clear understanding of the process of the transaction, from putting an offer in writing to the Vendor, signing a contract and up to settlement. The following information may be a helpful reference to avoid stress and anxiety, in what should be an exciting venture.
Do I Need a Will?
A Will is a document which sets out your wishes on how you would like your estate to be distributed when you pass away. Inclusive in this document, is the person or persons you wish to appoint to administer your estate (executor) and the person or people you wish for your assets or specific gifts to be given (beneficiaries).