Don’s Dynamite – Business as usual at Tavistock Towers

In my last outing I bemoaned the fact that the outcome of the recent Council elections was either a matter of ‘we get the representatives we deserve’ or ‘the more things change, the more they remain the same’. Well, disappointment is one of those sentiments which we all have to…

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Commercial Property and the Cashed up Investor

Commercial property is on the move! Cashed up buyers – the beneficiaries of a buoyant residential market in Sydney and Melbourne – are hunting for deals. Increasing numbers of investors are enquiring about commercial properties with good rental returns in regional markets. Areas like the Sunshine Coast and the Fraser…

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Who’s up for pizza?

Who’s up for pizza? You use your hard earned cash to stump up for a franchise…. it’s a proven product, well resourced, what can possibly go wrong? Recently a number of Pizza Hut franchisees lodged a case against their parent company Yum! Brands. The franchisees claimed they were forced to…

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What you need to know about a commercial lease agreement

Understanding the terms and conditions of your commercial lease agreement is vital. Please read this before negotiating and signing your Commercial Lease agreement. These are exciting times – you’re looking at leasing new premises. It means that you are either expanding your business, starting a new business or just looking for…

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Download this valuable list of Commercial Lease Terms

Use this list to better understand the Commercial Lease Terms in your lease document. Your Lease will be full of Commercial Lease Terms.  Often the document will contain very long sentences which can sometimes cloud the real meaning of the clause or term. The chart below may help you to understand…

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The real value of free legal advice!

Lawyers are often approached by clients, friends and others seeking free legal advice. The usual opening line is that ‘this will only take a minute’ and ‘add this to my bill for the next matter you do for me’. Well, best of luck with all of that. It is a…

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Don’s Dynamite – A tale of two cities

A tale of two cities The people have spoken but it appears in almost silent tones. We have a new Mayor – Councillor Loft. The former mayor is now apparently weighing up his future with a consultancy being his preferred option according to local media. So what are our future…

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A Tale of 2 Apartments…

Location – Location – Location Is it possible for property in Australia to double in value over a 10 year period?  Yes it is!  And this is how………………… Many Mums and Dads use property as a means of providing for their retirement.  Why is that …… because they feel it…

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How to avoid the small business Bad Debt cycle

Are your Bad debts out of control and destroying your business? You’ve decided to start your day with a coffee and your aged debtor’s list. You could have chosen a more enjoyable exercise. Fourteen clients owe a total of $36,875 and the rent is due next week. A paralysing sensation…

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