The basics: What is a Will and why do I need it?

What is a Will? In its simplest form, a Will is a legal document by which a person expresses their wishes as to how their property and possessions are to be distributed upon their death. Anyone over the age of 18 can make a Will, and you may make more than one Will in your… Read More

Are you buying a commercial property? Key issues to consider before you sign.

Buying a commercial property is a bit more complicated than buying a house.   There are extra things to consider as a consequence of the complexity of the purchase process and ongoing ownership of the property. Commercial considerations Whether you are buying a commercial property as an investment or as premises from which to operate your… Read More

Purchaser’s Risks

What can happen if you do not get advice before buying a house… Your house might need to be demolished! We were recently approached by a couple who had purchased a 1960’s house a number of months ago. They like the house but something is wrong. Subsequent to settlement, they discovered that the walls and… Read More

Joint Tenancy vs. Tenants in Common; the Differences

A common worry when buying a property with another person is “what happens to that property in the event that one of the joint owners passes away?” Generally, you have two options in deciding how best to hold the title of the property jointly between two or more persons; As Joint-Tenants; or As Tenants-in-Common The… Read More