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[…]

Don't Want To Be Sued? 5 Ways To Keep Lawyers Away

Don’t Want To Be Sued? 5 Ways To Keep Lawyers Away

Running your own construction business is hard work, but (fingers-crossed) it also very rewarding and profitable. Getting sued is never fun.  Legal proceedings are expensive, time-consuming and soul destroying.  Legal disputes can also demolish the profit margin on a project, or dry-up the business’s cash flow, very quickly. We get asked many times, “How do[…]

Migration ANNOUNCEMENT – New DHA process for Visitor Visa (Subclass 600) applicants

A new process for visitor visa applications has been announced today by the Department of Home Affairs (DHA). From July 1, all paper visa applications for Subclass 600 (Sponsored Family Visa) must be sent to a designated address in Sydney, regardless of the location of the Sponsor. Previously paper applications were to be sent to[…]

Have you been denied a Partner Visa because the Department of Home Affairs Australia deems your relationship with your partner not genuine?

This is a common occurrence as the requirements to prove a relationship is genuine and continuing are stringent and subject to a number of conditions. When applying for (temporary) Partner or Spouse visa, you must provide enough evidence to prove your relationship is genuine and continuing. This means that you need to have sufficient evidence[…]