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  1. Buying and selling property under an option agreement : City Pacific Lawyers

    Buying and selling property under an option agreement

    1 | Sep 2021

      Buying and selling real estate via an ‘option deed’ has gained popularity over the past, particularly in a growing property development market. Option deeds may be used for the acquisition of a site for future development and can be drafted to accommodate various circumstances. The flexibility of an option agreement may be ideal for […]

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  2. Purchasing a Commercial Property: Technical Due Diligence : City Pacific Lawyers

    Purchasing a Commercial Property: Technical Due Diligence

    1 | Sep 2021

      Purchasing a commercial property can be a significant financial investment for a buyer. In order to protect his or her potential investment, a buyer should take steps to investigate the risks of acquiring a commercial property and how to reduce those risks where possible. An important step is to gather as much information as […]

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  3. Common misconceptions about estate planning : City Pacific Lawyers

    Common misconceptions about estate planning

    1 | Sep 2021

      An estate plan involves more than signing a Will and leaving it in a safe place. An effective estate plan requires consideration of several matters and ongoing review to ensure it reflects your testamentary wishes and covers unexpected events. In this article we look at some misconceptions about Wills and estate planning and dispel […]

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  4. UPDATE – Victorian Commercial Tenancy Rent Relief Regulations – Are you eligible? : City Pacific Lawyers

    UPDATE – Victorian Commercial Tenancy Rent Relief Regulations – Are you eligible?

    27 | Aug 2021

    This update is in addition to our recent blogs about the Victorian Commercial Tenancy Rent Relief (CTRS). See below links to our previous updates: https://businesslawyersmelbourne.com.au/new-covid-commercial-tenancy-rent-relief-scheme-has-been-announced-after-victorian-lockdown-5-0/ https://businesslawyersmelbourne.com.au/update-victorian-commercial-tenancy-rent-relief-post-lockdown-5-0/ Earlier this week, the Victorian Government released the Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme Regulations 2021 (the Regulations). The Regulations are 74 pages long and are complicated. Here’s a summary: Eligibility […]

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  5. Update – Victorian Commercial Tenancy Rent Relief post-Lockdown 5.0 : City Pacific Lawyers

    Update – Victorian Commercial Tenancy Rent Relief post-Lockdown 5.0

    11 | Aug 2021

      Last week the Victorian Government made a further announcement regarding the Victorian Commercial Tenancy Rent Relief (CTRS) post-Lockdown 5.0 and introduced legislation into Parliament in relation to the new CTRS that has now been passed being the Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme Act 2021 (the Act). Please see below our update regarding the announcement last […]

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  6. Why you should have a corporate trustee for your  Self-Managed Superannuation Fund : City Pacific Lawyers

    Why you should have a corporate trustee for your Self-Managed Superannuation Fund

    2 | Aug 2021

    Why you should have a corporate trustee for your Self-Managed Superannuation Fund A Self-Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF) is a type of superannuation structure that allows members to control and manage their own funds. Unlike other superannuation funds, members have autonomy over the choice of investments they can make, subject to the relevant superannuation laws. A […]

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  7. Buying a residential property in Victoria : City Pacific Lawyers

    Buying a residential property in Victoria

    2 | Aug 2021

    Buying a residential property in Victoria Buying a property involves many overwhelming considerations, such as where you want to live, how much finance you can get, the type of property you want, not to mention complex conveyancing laws! Appointing an experienced lawyer at an early stage is important in ensuring you understand all contracts and […]

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  8. How to set up a company in Australia : City Pacific Lawyers

    How to set up a company in Australia

    2 | Aug 2021

    How to set up a company in Australia Embarking on a new business venture can be an exciting time. The structure you use to run your business will depend on its proposed size and activities, your family and financial circumstances and the risks involved. Getting legal advice from the start of your new venture is […]

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  9. New Covid Commercial Tenancy Rent Relief Scheme Announced post Victorian Lockdown 5.0 : City Pacific Lawyers

    New Covid Commercial Tenancy Rent Relief Scheme Announced post Victorian Lockdown 5.0

    28 | Jul 2021

    In a move to support small business as we emerge from the fifth Covid lockdown, the Victorian Government has announced today a new rent relief scheme for small to medium sized tenants in Victoria. The new relief scheme will be applicable from today (28 July 2021). A copy of the press release is available here: […]

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  10. Accessing digital assets – estate planning essentials : City Pacific Lawyers

    Accessing digital assets – estate planning essentials

    28 | Jun 2021

    The untimely death (or purported death) of Gerald Cotten, former CEO of Canadian cryptocurrency exchange company, Quadriga CX, emphasises the importance of planning your electronic after-life. Mr Cotten’s death in India at the age of 30, not only raised suspicion as to its authenticity (and allegations of an exit scam), but reiterated the chaos that […]

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