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How to Transfer Business Ownership

26th July 2019 - Category: Business Management

Business transfers happen regularly in Australia, and can take many different forms. Businesses may be bought and sold on the open market, transferred to children or other family members, or restructured resulting in a transfer from one legal entity to another. [...]

Commercial Lease Agreement - who has the Duty to Maintain and Repair?

26th July 2019 - Category: Commercial Property

A commercial lease is an important document which may be used when one party (the tenant) is renting commercial property from another party (the landlord). If you are planning to enter a commercial lease agreement, then it is important that you take the time to read it and to get your head around the terms contained within it. [...]

How to Get your Debtor to Pay

4th July 2019 - Category: Sales and Commerce

Chasing debtors is unfortunately an all too common part of running a business in Australia. You've done the work and sent an invoice, but the client has ignored it. [...]

Do my Warranties against Defects Comply with the Changes to the Australian Consumer Law?

12th June 2019 - Category: Consumer Issues

The Australian Consumer Law ("ACL") is set out in Schedule 2 of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 and provides various protections for Australian consumers. Most businesses in Australia are required to comply with the ACL, and failure to comply can carry hefty penalties. [...]

How to Terminate your Commercial Lease Agreement

24th May 2019 - Category: Commercial Property

It is common for commercial leases to be created for a term of several years or more. But circumstances can change, and sometimes landlords or tenants find that they need to terminate the lease early. [...]

Obligations of Tenants and Landlords under a Commercial Lease

24th May 2019 - Category: Commercial Property

A commercial lease is a common document in Australia, and is used to outline the relationship between a landlord and tenant, when a tenant is renting a commercial property. Importantly, a commercial lease is different from a retail lease, although both are used in relation to commercial properties in Australia. [...]

How to Choose the Best Legal Structure for your Business

1st May 2019 - Category: Business Formation and Structure

There are several ways to structure a business in Australia, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. Choosing the best legal structure for your own situation therefore requires careful consideration. [...]

What's the Difference Between an Employee and an Independent Contractor?

11th April 2019 - Category: Employment Contracts

Work culture in Australia has been rapidly changing in recent years. Because of this, many companies are choosing to create a workforce based on what works for them, hiring employees for some roles through an Employment Agreement, and hiring contractors for other roles through a Service Agreement. [...]