Letters of demand require caution

2 June, 2009

In this current economic climate practitioners will no doubt be receiving more instructions to recover debts for clients as well needing to take steps to recover their own fees. We remind practitioners that they need to be careful not to ‘overstep the mark’ and risk allegations of misleading or deceptive conduct, undue harassment or coercion by reason of the […]

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Clean up your contracts

2 June, 2009

In tough economic times purchasers look to get out of hastily entered purchases and scour the documentation to find a way out. Will your contracts stand up to that sort of scrutiny? While the current economic climate has not yet had a substantial effect on most of the property market there may still be a more significant […]

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Reduced Premium Statutory

2 April, 2009

Declaration deadline Practitioners who wish to apply for a reduced premium in the 09/10 year due to gross income below $75,000 should note that unless the statutory declarations as to gross fees for the 08/09 year which were sent to practitioners in January are received by Wednesday 22 April, practitioners will be required to pay the full premium.

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Personal Property Securities reform

2 April, 2009

The Senate Committee inquiring into the Exposure Draft of the Commonwealth Personal Property Securities Bill reported back on 19 March with the following recommendations: introduction of the Bill is to be deferred until at least May 2011; the language and structure of the Bill is to be simplified; further consultation with industry and the legal profession is required. The Bill aims […]

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Water Hotline reminder

2 April, 2009

In December last year we sent to practitioners a bulletin on water unbundling describing the complexities of the issues now faced when dealing with rural water. A copy of the bulletin is available on our website at www.lplc.com.au. The bulletin also announced that in order to support practitioners the LPLC has set up a water hotline. Practitioners (with client-related questions) can […]

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