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8 Things to Know Before Becoming a Conservator of Someone’s Estate

When you hear phrases like durable power of attorney, guardianship, or conservator, you may instantly think of your elderly grandparents or even your parents. If for any reason, they become mentally incapacitated, they would need someone to make decisions on their behalf.  However, you may never consider yourself in the equation. Yet, it is frightening […]

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3 Ways Your Tenants Can Hurt You (and What to Do About Them)

Your tenants are central to your rental property investment. Without paying tenants, you can’t profit from your property! But tenants can hurt you, which is why you need to be careful. Vet your potential tenants and build professional relationships with your renters so that you can avoid these three big problems! Non-payment of rent Your […]

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How to Choose the Right Conveyancer

When it comes to buying or selling your property, it is important to choose the right specialist conveyancer or solicitor. Conveyancing involves the transfer of the legal title of property from one individual to the other. It also deals with the granting of a mortgage. In competent hands, you can experience much less stress, lower […]

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New Laws Make Landlording Much Harder

New Legislation in New Zealand, Victoria, and even the UK is targeting landlording and making it much harder. This new legislation seems to be about solely improving tenants rights, rather than making anything better for landlords, and this is leading people to believe that there is an ulterior, political motive. New Legislation In Victoria Tenants […]

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6 Helpful Tips in Managing Construction Disputes

The construction industry is among the fastest developing sectors in the world. But it is regarded as one of the most conflicted industries due to the complexity of the construction contract claims. Therefore, being familiar with the sector is an added benefit as you get to know facts, documents required and the knowledge of the […]

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Understanding probate: Is it really that complicated?

When a person dies, someone has to deal with his or her estate, which includes any money, property and possessions left behind. Probate is the authority given by the court to the people that will deal with the deceased’s affairs, also known as administering the estate. This is one of the main reasons why having […]

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Inheriting Property

At first, inheriting property sounds like winning a prize. It’s hard to imagine it could become a major hardship. Yet, there’s real potential for an inherited home to become a financial burden. Transfer of property for beneficiaries who aren’t the surviving spouse can be a long process. It’s especially tough when you’re already facing the […]

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What Are the Different Commercial Leases?

When it comes to renting property, there are different leases available for both residential and commercial properties. Making sure that the lease is understood in full is important and any potential renter should be fully acquainted with the terms of the lease before signing any agreement. Commercial leases are typically quite different to residential and […]

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How to Prevent Foreclosure on Your Home

If you’re behind on payments for your property and are worried about it getting foreclosed, you’re in the right place. While foreclosures are on the rise, there are still a number of options you can consider when trying to save your home. In this article, we’re going to look at them. While foreclosure is a […]

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