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I have just received a land tax bill for my primary place of residence, I purchased the property a little over 12 months ago. I know I'm not liable for this as it is my primary residence which I can easily prove, but why would the OSR have assumed it is an investment property? Would it be something incorrect with the settlement documentation? From the time of purchase our intention has always been to reside at this property.

5 days ago
Thi T.
Thi T.
Tuggeranong, ACT
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I buy auction house in Canberra, ACT. After win auction, Agent provide a Contract for buyer & saler to sign. I sign the Contract, write deposit cheque & give to Agent. Next day Agent told me my cheque need signature. I see him to sign my cheque. After I sign my cheque, Agent ask me to sign another identical set of Contract of Sale again. I refuse & check the Contract & find out Sale house plan drawing in my signed Contract is not consisting with actual sale house plan. Can I get my deposit back?

last week
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I have a couple of teenage children who are being invited to various social gatherings, many of which I suspect involve alcohol. I am not so naive to assume that nothing is going to happen, but what is the legal obligation of the parent host of a teenage birthday party where kids turn up with alcohol? I presume that the parents might be placing themselves in a bad position without knowing what the legal implications are....

last month
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Hello,
I have 5 friends and we have an option on a building site - we have a company at the moment.
We want to build the project. We will pay cash from all 5 people for the land but through a vehicle ie trust or company and then that vehicle will need development finance. What is the best vehicle to use unit trust? and how does stamp duty work and how does the title transfer at the end.

last month
Abby G.
Abby G.
Melbourne, VIC
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Hi, I would like to get some advice on our business lease. The lessor is giving us hard time and is not willing to extend our lease. We just bought the business a year ago on the basis that we had 5 years x 2 lease options and now the lessor has flipped! He is wanting us to get a lawyer involved to resolve this matter.

We have a potential buyer to purchase our business, but obviously the lessor is not helping us out at all to sign transfer of lease. Any help or guidance available here?

2 months ago
Jordan K.
Jordan K.
Sydney South, NSW
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I was terminated on the grounds of absentee, there was previous warning in regards to my sick leaves and late notification, on the date I was terminated by the manager, it was over the phone with no written notice. After a month, the operation manager contacted, given me 2 options whether to reinstate to the formal position or have all my annual leave paid with 5 weeks additional as compensation for incorrect procedure of termination
Is my case strong? Should I take the offer?

2 months ago
Anony M.
Anony M.
Kunda Park, QLD
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I have been separated for 2 years, and have just sold the family home. I believe a 50/50 split of the equity is fair but my estranged partner believes she is entitled to more as my father passed away 10 months ago and she is wanting some inheritance as well. My fathers estate is still in probate and overseas. I am self employed, pay maintenance for our child, the ex does not work and has never worked.
Does my ex have claim on my future inheritance, or for a higher split in the equity?

3 months ago
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