Changes to Renting Laws

On 29 March 2021, new rental laws are coming into place which clarify the rights and responsibilities of renters and rental providers. Key changes for landlords Rental providers must pay back renters for the cost of urgent repairs (or replacement if the fault cannot be repaired) within seven days of the renter giving written notice …

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The pitfalls of a DIY Will

Have you ever purchased flat pack furniture and realised the instructions are unclear or don’t cover every step required to build it, and you attempt to fix it and only make the problem worse? Well DIY Will kits are the same and can come with useless instructions that result in an half-finished inadequate document.  A …

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New Landlord and Tenant Regulations

Victoria’s emergency pandemic commercial leasing regulations came into effect as from 1 May 2020, bringing into law the Federal Cabinet’s commercial leasing Code with some exceptions and additions. The COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) (Commercial Leases and Licences) Regulations 2020 (Vic) (Regulations) apply from 29 March 2020 to 29 September 2020 granting a right to rent …

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COVID-19 Business Operations Update

With the announcement of further measures being implemented to curb the spread of COVID-19 we take this opportunity to notify our clients and referrers of the measures Beck Legal have taken to protect the health of our people and broader community whilst maintaining complete business continuity. Over the past three years we have invested in …

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Tweeting from the grave – Who can deal with your digital assets when you die?

Of the seven billion people in the world, 1.51 billion people have a Facebook account, 310 million use twitter, and 100 million people use Instagram every month. The ever increasing popularity of technology and its usage across every generation young and old has raised the question as to what happens to your digital assets when …

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