Parent to child loans. Should I loan my child money?

July 15th, 2021|

By Nicholas Kyriakoudes and Jasmine Cario Is it a loan or a gift? In equity there is a presumption (called the presumption of advancement) that when money is advanced from a parent to a child (or between a husband to [...]


Life estates, rights of residence and their use

July 8th, 2021|

By Jasmine Cario and Nicholas Kyriakoudes In some cases, you may wish to leave someone a right to live in your property after you die, but you want to gift the legal ownership of the property to someone else.  This [...]


The dangers of self-made wills

May 24th, 2021|

By Nicholas Kyriakoudes and Peter Bahlmann Preparing your own will may seem appealing and cost effective, but there are significant risks with will kits and ‘home-made’ wills. The importance of having a lawyer test capacity For any testamentary document to [...]


Tenants’ fixtures and removal

May 17th, 2021|

By Nicholas Kyriakoudes and Peter Bahlmann Is it a fixture or chattel? Contracts for the acquisition of property often include a clause under which the purchaser becomes entitled to any fixtures attached to the property. Generally, fixtures are those immovable [...]


Little Known Provisions of the Retail Leases Act

May 6th, 2021|

By Kerry Kyriakoudes  I would like to draw to your attention to lesser-known provisions of the Retail Leases Act which may be of benefit to Tenants. 1. Opportunity for Tenants to have current market rent determined early (Section 32, Retail [...]


How does the family court divide property between former partners?

April 29th, 2021|

By Nicholas Kyriakoudes When couples separate, the question of how their property is distributed usually comes to the fore. Particularly in circumstances where separating parties have built their life together and have bought and accumulated assets jointly, property settlement can [...]



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