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  • 05-May-2017 / Posted by Mitchell Downes

    Dealing with breach notices

    by Mitchell Downes, Partner Breach notices and remedial action notices should be taken seriously and acted on immediately. Whilst this may sound obvious our litigation team has been surprised in recent times at how some managers who receive such notices treat them – sometimes ignoring them a..
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  • 05-May-2017 / Posted by John Mahoney

    Why you need expertise up front

    by John Mahoney, partner Perhaps unsurprisingly many new entrants to the management rights industry look to save money on legal and other fees when buying management rights. Despite often risking all of their life savings in buying the business (the price for which they are paying include..
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  • 03-May-2017 / Posted by Ben Seccombe

    Another big management rights win for Mahoneys

    Trojan Resorts v Body Corporate for the Reserve CTS Mahoneys has reaffirmed its position as the leader in management rights litigation with a strong victory for our caretaker client in the appeal tribunal. Trojan Resorts holds the management rights to a large complex at Varsity on the Go..
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  • 29-Mar-2017 / Posted by Mahoneys

    PPSA Guide

    The Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (more commonly known as the PPSA) came into effect on 30 January 2012. Since that time it has greatly changed how people and businesses protect their interests in personal property. No longer is it sufficient to simply rely on a ‘retention of title claus..
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  • 23-Mar-2017 / Posted by Antony Harrison

    Buyer beware: the definition of a 'foreign person' goes further than we think for duty and land tax purposes

    by Antony Harrison - partner You may have heard that some states in Australia have introduced a duty and/or land tax surcharge for foreign persons buying residential land. What do we mean by residential land? Residential land is defined differently in most states. In Queensland ..
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  • 19-Dec-2016 / Posted by John Mahoney

    What have I bought?

    by John Mahoney - Partner I was recently asked to speak at a function where the attendees were predominantly resident managers who had purchased their businesses in the past 1 to 3 years. We at Mahoneys know from the amount of dispute resolution matters we are handling for such managers..
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  • 19-Dec-2016 / Posted by John Mahoney

    I want my top up

    by John Mahoney - Partner Top ups, the process by which the term of management rights agreements are extended, is an essential component of the management rights industry and why these businesses command a significantly higher value than most other businesses. It is the expectation that the ..
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  • 19-Dec-2016 / Posted by Matthew Manz

    The importance of letting appointments

    by Matthew Manz, Partner A letting appointment is a manager’s contract with an owner. That contract authorises a manager to let an owner’s lot. If there is no valid contract in place, or the manager is charging fees that aren’t noted in the contract, then the manager has a problem. That pro..
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  • 13-Oct-2016 / Posted by Ben Seccombe

    Bodies Corporate and the obligation to act reasonably

    by Ben Seccombe - Partner & co written by Max Walker The concept of ‘reasonableness’ and what amounts to acting ‘reasonably’ are questions that often vex bodies corporate, committees and lot owners. This week the High Court handed down its judgment in the matter of Ainsworth & ..
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  • 29-Sep-2016 / Posted by Mitchell Downes

    Unfair contract terms outlawed when dealing with small business

    by Mitchell Downes - Partner & Richard Seneviratne - Senior Lawyer On Saturday 12 November 2016, a new law will come into effect. One that prohibits unfair contract terms in standard form contracts when dealing with small business. It will apply to any standard form contract entered int..
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