What is a Will?
A Will is a legal document that outlines what you would like to happen to your assets and possessions when you pass away.
Why do you need a Will (now)?
You need to get around to it. Sooner rather than later. Wills are not just for the Michael Jacksons of the world. Regardless of the number of assets and personal belongings you have, a Will ensures that these items will be passed on to the beneficiaries that you nominate. Aside from assets such as property and money in the bank, a Will can also look after the interests of your minor children and will outline who will be their legal guardian should you pass away before they are of legal age.
As experts in Wills and Estates, we cannot stress enough how important it is that you see a lawyer to prepare your Will. If you pass away without a valid Will, your estate will be dealt with pursuant to the intestate succession laws, meaning that ultimately, your assets and other personal belongings may not be distributed exactly how you intended. Various complications can also arise from not having a Will in place and can cause unnecessary financial consequences, stress and confusions for your family members during what is already a difficult time.
In Plain English. Get yourself a WILL. TODAY.
At CMB Lawyers, we have a team of lawyers who can assist you with your Estate Planning. Don’t put it off any longer – call us today to make an appointment to discuss your Will.
You’ll hear a lot of talk about PEXA if you choose to settle your Property Matter with CMB Conveyancing.
What is PEXA?
PEXA (Property Exchange Australia) is Australia’s online property exchange network. It assists members – such as lawyers, conveyancers and financial institutions – to lodge documents and complete financial settlements electronically. In short, it’s a conveyancing process that’s fast, safe and efficient. And that’s why we love working with PEXA – at CMB Conveyancing, we like fast, safe and efficient settlements.
And there’s more:
What is a Building and Pest Inspection?
A Building Inspection is an important check to complete when buying a property. The building inspection report is a written account of the property’s condition. It will include any significant building defects or problems such as rising damp, movement in the walls (cracking), safety hazards or a faulty roof.
A Pest inspection involves a full inspection of your home for any evidence of termite activity and/or evidence of dry rot damage, or moisture conditions that could lead to an atmosphere for wood destroying organisms or termites.
Both Inspections are detailed and rigorous. (more…)
The short answer to this question is YES! Clean the property.
The long answer is: There is a LEGAL and MORAL answer to this question.
We’ll give you the LEGAL ANSWER first: (we are, after all, a LAW firm)
If, during a pre-settlement inspection, the house is found to be in poorer condition than when the buyer viewed it, the buyer could quite possibly make a claim against the seller.
CLAIMS = WASTED $$$$
We don’t like wasting money, so we advise all our clients to clean their homes before moving. (Or rather, once they have moved out).
Morally, you should clean your former home because it’s the right thing to do. And because Karma is NASTY.
Settlement Day is the final step of the conveyancing process – the day you assume legal ownership of your home. (more…)