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What Impact Might the Emergency Measures Response to Covid-19 have on a Landlord’s Retail Lease?

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New emergency legislation, recently passed in response to the current public health crisis caused by the coronavirus COVID-19, has the potential to have a considerable impact on retail landlords and tenants.

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Do I Really Need an Enduring Power of Attorney?

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It can be difficult to put matters into perspective when someone asks “do I really need an Enduring Power of Attorney?”  It can be considered akin to insurance. Without an Enduring Power of Attorney in place the risk is that you never become ill suddenly, suffer a stroke, or heart attack, or not realise before it is too late that you are losing the mental capacity to self-manage.

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Facilitating Conservation of a Heritage Item in Development Proposals

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The Sydney Morning Herald recently reported (Heritage win as court blocks harbourside ‘trophy’ home development: 16th February 2020) that a development proposal had been rejected, for a second time, by the NSW Land and Environment Court.

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When Is It Appropriate to Review Your Estate Planning?

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Estate planning is the process of arranging your affairs in a way that suits your needs now, protects you if ever mental capacity is lost, and ensures that assets are passed to your intended beneficiaries.

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How can a Development Contribution Be Challenged?

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Financial contributions are part of the infrastructure development process. When infrastructure changes are identified, the State or Local Government prepares plans of the contributions expected towards the costs of the infrastructure. The amount of the contribution forms part of the conditions of approval for a development. Their purpose is to ensure that developers and businesses are paying a share towards the infrastructure needed to support, for example, for new homes. The contributions system operates under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

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