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Making A Will? Who Should Be Your Executor?

A will is a legal document that states who will attend to your affairs upon your death, and in what manner your assets will be distributed. When drafting a will it is important to carefully consider who you select as your executor.   Role of an Executor An executor is...

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Are You An Owner Builder? Know Your Obligations

Vendor Statement Disclosure: Owner Builders In recent years, the influx of renovation shows like the Block and House Rules has meant that property owners have got the DIY bug. But did you know, by doing such things as replacing bathroom tiles or fixing a hole in a...

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Retail Leases Act: Laws and Obligations Of Tenant

This article describes a few matters that tenants of retail leases should be aware of. It is hoped that the information contained is useful for tenants when dealing with rental property and landlords.   Retail Leases Act Obligations The Retail Leases Act (“the Act”)...

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Dying Without A Will: Changes to Intestacy Laws

Intestacy law provides a formula for the division of an estate when a person has died without leaving a valid Will. On 1st November 2017, the Administration and Probate and Other Acts Amendment (Succession and Related Matters) Act 2017 came into effect and have made...

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Find out where you should and should not be keeping your will

In recent years, we have noticed an increase in the number of Wills that are hard to locate when the willmaker dies. This might be because :- the willmaker has made his own Will and left it at home in an apparently safe place he has made a Will with a Solicitor and...

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