COVID-19 Leasing Update

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Current as at 13 October 2020 We refer to our previous article dated 11 May 2020 about the Commercial Tenant Relief Scheme provided by the COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) (Commercial Leases and Licences) Regulations 2020 (the Regulations). This article is intended to provide an update regarding the key amendments to the Regulations introduced by the …

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COVID-19 – Leasing

Tenant Covid-19

Current as at 11 May 2020 The National Cabinet Mandatory Code of Conduct (the Code) was an interim guide only for landlords and tenants during COVID-19. On 1 May 2020, the Victorian Government passed legislation which replaces the Code. From 29 March 2020 to 29 September 2020, the COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) (Commercial Leases and …

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The importance of making a will

Importance of making a will

Everyone with assets over the age of 18 should consider making a Will. Making a Will is the positive process of creating a legal document which specifies who you would like to leave your assets to in the event of your death (your Estate). Without a valid Will, your Estate is likely to be distributed …

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Succession planning for your business

Succession planning

Transitioning a business from one generation to the next is one of the more difficult things confronting a family business. There are not only the financial, legal and practical matters to consider but also the emotional issues that make the discussions much more difficult. The 3 elements to successful transition are: Transitioning the management of …

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COVID-19 – Employment law

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Current as at 18 April 2020 There has been a lot of information to take in lately with all the news, restrictions and incentives. It’s fair to say that there has been panic, confusion and misinformation. It has been hard to keep up with all the announcements! This has been another challenge for affected businesses. …

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Valuing a Business

Valuing a Business

Knowing how much to sell your business for or how much to pay to purchase a business is tricky. What’s it worth? Simply put, a business is worth what you can sell it for, or what somebody is willing to pay for it. Ultimately, the market will dictate the price. Factors include: Location Nature of …

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Why structuring your business determines success

Business Structure

Setting up your business structure can have an impact on your business’s success. With the best structure in place early you can save a lot of money, hassle and stress. Get Some Help The best thing you can do to structure your business right in the first place is get a suitable professional involved. Consulting …

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Protecting your brand – Trademarks

Trademark your brand

Your business’s brand is integral to the goodwill in your business – possibly the most valuable asset of your business. To protect your brand (or to make sure you are not unintentionally using somebody’s else already established brand), whether you are just starting your business or you have been in business for a while, you …

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Why shareholders need a formal agreement

Shareholders Agreement

Whilst it is now a legal requirement to have a formal agreement between shareholders or partners, but it is a smart decision to set one up. As a company or partnership if you have more than one shareholder/partner you should definitely have an agreement in place. What your shareholders will love What any smart investor …

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