Registering Commercial & Retail Leases on Title

Are you a landlord or a tenant and you have a retail or a commercial lease, that has a term of three years or more inclusive of your options? If so, then as a landlord you may have a legal obligation to register the lease on the title of your property and a tenant may […]

Building Contract Review: Be Aware of the Risks.

Are you about to build a new home? What can you do to protect yourself? The news is currently filled with “builder collapsing, leaving buyers out of pocket, without any hope of recovery.” Before signing that building contract, seek legal advice to understand the legal document that you are signing. At Castrikum Adams Legal we […]

Changes to First Home Buyer Initiatives from 1 July 2023

The NSW Government has expanded the First Home Buyer Assistance Scheme (FHBAS). From 1 July 2023, the transfer duty exemption threshold for new and existing home purchases by eligible first home buyers will increase from $650,000 to $800,000, and the concessional rate will increase from $800,000 to $1 million. From 1 July 2023, access First […]

Perusal and Preparation of Contract is Paramount

Prepare properly or you could pay in the end! Whether you are a purchaser, vendor or even agent, the purchase price is generally the biggest determining factor in a sale. Even if the property is prepared perfectly, marketed perfectly and is ripe for the perfect price, if a dwelling is not approved, there are easement […]

First Home Buyers Choice

PROPERTY TAX IN PLACE OF TRANSFER DUTY (Stamp Duty) The First Home Buyers Choice (FHBC) is a significant change in NSW legislation for First Home Buyers, especially for purchasers that need to spend above the transfer exemption and concession thresholds. This will be welcome news in the Northern Rivers where the median price is high. […]

Congratulations to Associate Solicitor, Sita Hayne

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Congratulations to Associate Solicitor, Sita Hayne who was recently admitted to the Supreme Court of NSW and continues to form an integral role in our team here at Castrikum Adams Legal. After a number of years studying for her Bachelor of Laws at Southern Cross University and completing her Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at […]

Calculating the cost of buying a house

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The cost of buying a house is likely to be one of the largest sums of money you will spend, but what about all those extra expenses that might not have crossed your mind? Buying property is a big step, whether you are a first-time buyer or onto your fourth purchase. While you will be […]

Appointment of Enduring Guardian (AEG)

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The time may come when you cannot speak for yourself. If you had a serious accident, or became gravely ill, who would make health, medical and life style decisions for you?  What medical treatment would you want to receive?  Would you want to withhold certain medical treatment? An Appointment of Enduring Guardian (AEG), incorporating an […]

Protecting your intellectual Property (IP)

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Do you own a business? Do people recognise your products or logos? Are your products and logos protected? If your products and/or logos aren’t protected, there is nothing stopping someone from taking them and reproducing them nationally, or even internationally – cashing in on the “Byron” experience! There is a common misconception that registration of […]

Professionalism with Mercedes Castrikum

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Thanks to the Far North Coast Law Society and 12 Wentworth Selborne Chambers for putting on a great Professional Development program at the Ballina RSL recently. Great presenters and interesting topics, all in the name of learning. Of particular interest to our firm, and relevant to a couple of matters on foot, was the “Probate Pot-Pourri” paper […]