Facts About Stamp Duty in Queensland

Nobody likes to pay stamp duty, but it is relevant to just about every major transaction that you will enter into during your lifetime – from buying property or businesses through to cars.  Here are some facts on stamp duty that you may not have known: Stamp duty is technically called “transfer duty”.  It is […]

Borrowing Through Self Managed Super Funds (SMSF)

Self managed super funds (SMSF) are becoming very popular in the current economic climate where retail super funds are struggling to perform to client expectations.  You will get the same taxation benefits with a SMSF as in a retail super fund, but you have control of the fund.  There are very strict rules which must […]

Do I Need to Register My Lease?

When dealing with commercial leases, we are often asked whether or not the lease needs to be registered on the title of the property at Titles Office.  The Land Titles Act allows any lease to be registered, provided it meets the formal requirements of the Act and associated Regulations.  The question is – why register? […]

Signing Documents as a Company

Under the Corporations Act there a number of ways in which a company can sign documents (including deeds).  Specifically, the Act provides that a company may sign a document without using a common seal if the document is signed by: (a) 2 directors of the company; or (b) a director and a company secretary of […]