Queensland Builders & Tradies | New QBCC Financial Reporting Laws | What You Need To Know

Queensland Builders and Tradies | New QBCC Financial Reporting Laws | What You Need To Know

Most Queensland builders and tradies know that you need to comply with financial reporting requirements set by the building industry regulator, the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC). But do you know when you need to report financial information to the QBCC? Every year, Queensland builders and tradies are required to provide financial information to[…]

Choosing The Right Lawyer For You | Crouch & Lyndon Lawyers

Choosing The Right Lawyer For You | Crouch & Lyndon Lawyers

Argh, you’ve got a legal problem and you need a lawyer.  You have no idea where to start.  What do you do? When you hear the word “lawyer”, we forgive you for thinking expensive suits and expensive offices. We also forgive you if you think using a lawyer will cost you “shiploads” or that lawyers[…]

3 Things Successful Builders Do Right | Crouch & Lyndon Lawyers

3 Things Successful Builders Do Right | Crouch & Lyndon Lawyers

At Crouch & Lyndon Lawyers, we’ve helped many builders put contracts together, manage projects, resolve disputes or get paid for projects.  By supporting our builder-clients, we’ve noticed some common themes over the years which contribute to their success as builders. So, what do successful builders have in common? Below are 3 things we think successful[…]

Starting A Business | Business Structures: Risks and Issues

Starting A Business | Business Structures: Risks and Issues

Was one of your goals for this year to start your own business?  If so – congratulations – that’s an awesome goal! Time to get organised and get into action.  The decisions made in the early stages of forming a business are important. One of the first decisions to be made is how to structure[…]

3 Things to Consider When Gifting Property to Family Members | Property & Estate Law in Queensland

3 Things to Consider When Gifting Property to Family Members | Property & Estate Law in Queensland

It’s a very generous move to give property to family members.  But there are some things to think about before transferring property to a partner, child or family member even if you’re giving the property to them.  After all, you don’t want to damage your estate’s value or negate all the hard work in getting[…]

Don't Get Caught Out. Building Companies & QBCC Licensing

Don’t Get Caught Out | Building Companies & QBCC Licensing

One of the biggest decisions builders and tradies will make when starting their construction business is how to structure it. It’s really important to get good advice up-front.  How a building and construction business is structured will determine things like:- tax liability asset protection ongoing costs volume of paperwork reporting requirements the business owner’s personal[…]

Builders and Tradies | 5 Things To Do Before Christmas Shut Down

Builders and Tradies | 5 Things To Do Before Christmas Shut Down

It makes sense for construction businesses to down tools over the Christmas holiday period.  Many suppliers, subcontractors and manufacturers are also closed.   And generally there is a shortage of supplies and workers during this period. Here are some things you should do to get ready for the Christmas shutdown period. Tell your clients you’ll be[…]

Buying and Selling Property Over Christmas | How to Avoid Contract Breaches and Get The Deal Done

Buying and Selling Property Over Christmas | How to Avoid Contract Breaches and Get The Deal Done

By now, many people will be rushing to buy and sell property before Christmas.  And we understand why. For sellers, it’s a good feeling wrapping up a property deal before Christmas.  For buyers, there’s normally less competition around because people are preparing for Christmas or have gone away on holidays. Christmas can make things tricky[…]

How does family violence affect your application for a Partner visa?

By Cindy Zhao Solicitor & Registered Migration Agent The family violence provisions mean that if you are in Australia holding or applying for a partner visa, you still could be granted a permanent partner visa if your relationship with your partner (sponsor) has ceased due to family violence committed by your sponsor. You do not[…]