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Things You Should Know Before Opening Your Own Venue

The insanity of property prices and leasing arrangements in major cities like Sydney and Melbourne is driving population and restaurants into Australian regional areas. For anyone interested in opening a bar, cafe or restaurant, Walter Maccallum provides some tips to keep in mind.

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AirBNB

Airbnb is changing the landscape of short-term accommodation in cities around the world. The service, and its part in the share economy explosion, has captured attention and headlines in a way that is rivaled only by the ride-sharing taxi service Uber – and this has potential big impacts for property investors.

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Handling Online Complaints & Reviews

Business reviews for products or services are one of the most powerful marketing tools available. If you’re going to buy something or go somewhere, the most reliable indicator of value for money is the opinion of someone you trust who’s been there before or as a next best option, the opinion of someone you don’t know but who has used the service recently. 

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JUMPING SHIP? JUST BE CAREFUL THE WATERS ARE CLEAR…

On 1 September 2016 eight partners in the Australian law firm Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF Australia) gave notice of their intention to retire as partners from HSF Australia. Their intention was, after a six month notice period, to become partners in the law firm White & Case and begin rendering services in the Sydney and Melbourne offices of the new firm. White & Case Australia is an arm of an international law firm that HSF Australia considers to be a major competitor both in Australia and globally particularly in respect of finance, real estate and projects work.

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THE CONSEQUENCES OF NOT BEING PPS PERFECTED

The decision of Bereton J In the matter of OneSteel Manufacturing Pty Limited (administrators appointed) [2017] NSWSC 21 handed down on 31 January 2017 is a costly reminder of the importance of ensuring attention to detail when ‘perfecting’ a security interest on the Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR). In this case the security lost its rights to $23 million worth of equipment because the security interest was registered under the ABN instead of the ACN.

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The Australian

Walter MacCallum provides insight on recent bushfire that tore through a clients property and the responsibility of those involved.

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Upcoming Seminars

How will zoning changes proposed as part of the development of the Northern Beaches Hospital impact the value of your property? Changes to zoning in surrounding areas may attract property developers. Learn how to negotiate with developers to maximise the value of your property sale.

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Writs – Are they worth it?

What is the most cost effective way to recover that money from the judgment debtor? The recovery of judgment debts will often depend on the circumstances of each case and the judgment debtor’s financial position. There is no set method of enforcement, but there are options available to you.

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