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How do I list my home on Airbnb? 

what do I need to do to put my home on Aur BnB

Due to the continued rising cost of living and interest rates, it is becoming more common for Australians to rent out their properties, with many turning to Airbnb and similar platforms. As a platform for short-term rental accommodation, Airbnb has specific laws and regulations in NSW that you must comply with to list your property.  If are thinking about listing your home on a short term property rental site, there are several important steps and considerations to take into account:

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New procedure for land tax registrations

Land Tax Registrations for new customers

Revenue NSW has announced that from 14 June, it will be sending letters to customers identified as having a potential land tax liability for the first time or a return to liability.

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Strata Title

Strata Title

Strata title is a system for owning units and townhouses, which generally have a combination of private residences as well as communal spaces.

When you buy into a strata plan you buy a “lot”, which may include the main unit area and possibly a balcony, garage or even storage area. Other parts of the property – such as a foyer, stairways and driveways – are usually common property.

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Video Suna Ozcan-Joint Property Ownership

Suna Ozcan, image by Jason Malouin from Super Power Portraits

In this video, Suna Ozcan discussess the perils of joint property ownership, what happens if one purchasers want to sell but the other owner/s want to keep the property?

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Do I Have To Share My Workers Compensation Or Redundancy With My Ex Spouse?

Do I have to share my workers compensation payment with my former spouse?

Separation can be a complex and emotionally charged process, particularly when it comes to the division of assets.

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Solari and Stock May 2024 Client Newsletter is out now!

Solari and Stock May 2024 Client Newsletter

Our May 2024 Newsletter has been released, and has been posted and emailed to our clients. Included in this edition is: Click here to be taken to our May Newsletter. If you would like to subscribe to future newsletters email us here; additionally, if you have any questions regarding…

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Domestic Violence Support Services

Domestic Violence Support numbers available

There are a number of domestic violence support services available to those requiring assistance and support, amongst these are the ones listed above. If you have concerns about your situation and need to speak with one of our experienced Family Law Solicitors, please do not…

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Online Security Reminder

Security Notice Solari and Stock

Just a reminder to be safe and aware online, as we have heard of a number of scams taking place at the moment.

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Potential Claims After A Property Settlement

Potential claims after a property settlement

Whilst a property settlement severs the financial ties between you and your former spouse, there are two possible claims that may be made by your former spouse even after a property settlement.

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Video: Loaning money to children, with Suna Ozcan

I want to lend money to my child, what do I need to be aware of?

In this clip Suna Ozcan discusses lending money to children. While families may feel compelled to assist their children with property purchases or business ventures without formalities or professional advice, there are considerable risks for both the lending parents and borrowing children if legal  advice isn’t sought and agreements aren’t properly documented beforehand.

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Renting and Pets

renting and pets

Australians love our furry family members. In fact, the federal government’s Pets in Australia survey found that more than 60 per cent of Australian households have a pet. However, the rules about renting with pets can be confusing. Here’s what you need to know.

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Video: Can my property orders be changed?

Video-Can my property orders be changed?

In this video Mia Doncevski discusses property orders and and the most favorable approach for parties going through a separation and wishing to settle their property affairs.

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Coercive Control Laws Likely to be in effect from July 2024

Coercive control laws in effect July from 2024

Coercive control is a form of domestic abuse. It occurs when someone repeatedly hurts, scares, or isolates another person to control them.

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What Assets Can You Give Away on Death Under Your Will?

What Assets can you give away on Death under your will?

Drafting a Will is a crucial aspect of an effective estate plan as it ensures your assets are distributed according to your wishes on your death. However, there are some rules on what assets can be, and cannot be, disposed of under your Will.

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Solari and Stock Client Newsletter is out now!

Solari and Stock Client Newsletter

Our February 2024 Client Newsletter is out now!

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Security Notice for Solari and Stock Clients

Security Notice Solari and Stock
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HOW DO I LEGALLY SEPARATE FROM MY SPOUSE?

how do I legally separate from my spouse?

Separation is the ending of an intimate partner relationship, including the end of a marriage or de facto relationship. It is often a difficult time; it can be stressful, and you may feel unsure about what to do next.

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Can I prevent my child from travelling overseas after family separation?

Can I prevent my child from travelling overseas after family separation?

Some parents may worry that their former partner who wishes to travel overseas with their child will not return. In these circumstances, a parent may file an urgent application to the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia prohibiting the child from travelling overseas. This article will explore the orders that the Court can make to prevent a parent from traveling overseas with their child following separation.

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Land Tax Exemption Changes

Infographic Land Tax Exemption Changes

From 1 February 2024,
a person is not entitled to a principal place of residence exemption in relation to a property, unless all the persons who use and occupy the property as their principal place of residence together own at least a 25% interest in the property.

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Changes to Eligibility for Land Tax Exemption for Principal Place of Residence

Changes to eligibility for land tax exemption for principal place of residence

On 19 September 2023, and as a result of the NSW Government’s 23/24 Budget, the Treasury and Revenue Legislation Amendment Bill 2023 (NSW) was introduced into Parliament which introduced changes to the Land Tax Management Act 1956 (NSW) which changes the eligibility for the land tax exemption relating to a person’s principal place of residence, where only one of the co-owners occupies the property.

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Video: Shweta Kumar-What is Parental Responsibility?

In this video Shweta Kumar discusses parental responsibility, what it means and what it involves; it’s the authority to make decisions about your children relating to their care, welfare and their development.

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Only Two Months to Christmas!

2 months till Christmas-National Deadline FCFCOA

As we are getting closer to the end of the year, if you are a separated parent, you might want to make sure that you have already started talking to your Ex about arrangements for the school holidays and that you have some agreement about the upcoming Christmas school holidays.

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What is Parental Responsibility?

What is parental responsibility?

You might have heard the term parental responsibility, but do you know what it means and what it involves? Parental responsibility is the authority to make decisions about your children relating to their care, welfare and their development.

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Can I take my child overseas after family separation?

Can I take my child overseas after family separation

Parents wishing to travel with their children overseas after a family separation must be aware of certain provisions under the Family Law Act that require consent to be obtained from the non-travelling parent prior to travel. Failure to obtain consent may result in the travelling parenting being penalised or denied at the border.

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Constesting A Will

Contesting a Will

Contesting a Will is becoming more prevalent; complex family dynamics, relationship breakdowns, and increased wealth, are giving rise to disputes on death.

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Understanding Negative Gearing

Understanding negative gearing

Negative gearing is a prominent term that often arises in the realm of real estate and property investment. This article aims to shed light on what negative gearing is, how it works, its advantages and disadvantages, and its potential impact on investors.

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Mid Year Client Newsletter is out now!

Solari and Stock Client Newsletter

Welcome to our mid year client newsletter. We have selected a number of articles by our Solari and Stock Team and our guest writer Simon Boylan that may be of interest.  

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Am I in a De Facto Relationship?

Am I in a defacto relationship?

A “de facto” relationship is where two people who are not married or related by family, are in a relationship as a couple on a “genuine domestic basis”. This includes same sex couples.

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Video: Superannuation and Family Law

Superannuation and Family Law

In this video Kirstin Attard discusses superannuation and the way it is handled within the realms Family Law.

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Solari and Stock’s Client Portal is now live!

Solari and Stock client portal

Solari and Stock have launched our new Client Portal. The Solari and Stock Client Portal will allow our clients to login to our system whenever they choose to access their own files, view the documents held in their files accounting details relating to the files including any money held in trust, totals of billed and unbilled Work in Progress, billed and unbilled disbursements, how the matters are tracking against estimates provided to the clients and the amount of any outstanding invoices.

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What can you expect when you meet with a Family Lawyer at Solari and Stock?

what to expect when meeting with Family Law Lawyer

Have you ever wondered what to expect when you meet with a Family Lawyer at Solari and Stock? Hopefully this infographic will help to demystify the process for you.

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How can an AVO affect your parenting orders?

How can an AVO affect your parenting orders?

The purpose of an AVO is to protect a person from violence, including stalking, intimidation or harassment. Any person who is or has been the victim of violence and has a reasonable fear to believe that this behaviour will continue, can apply for an Avo.

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Residential Aged Care for Low and Moderate Means Residents

Residential Aged Care for Low and Moderate Means

In our previous aged care article we looked at the costs of care for those with high means (assets above $178,839.20). What about those with a lower level of assets? How can they afford Aged Care? Residents with low or moderate means will have their Age Care Accommodation supplemented by the Government so what does this mean and who is classed as a low or moderate means resident.

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Costs of Living and Family Law

Cost of living and Family Law

Relationship breakdowns are a time of enormous financial stress for most families, especially those with children. The joint finances which have supported one household must now be stretched over two – often with some help from the Government in the form of increased Family Tax Benefit and other payments.

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Overturning Property Orders

With respect to property and financial matters, the Court has a duty to make orders that “as far as practicable…will finally determine the financial relationships between the parties”.

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Can final property orders be varied or set aside?

Can final property orders be varied or set aside?

With respect to property and financial matters, the Court has a duty to make orders that “as far as practicable…will finally determine the financial relationships between the parties”. However, once orders have been made to finally determine a party’s property interests, the Court still has the power to set aside or vary those orders.

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March 2022 Client Newsletter

Welcome to our March Newsletter

Our March Newsletter showcases a number of articles written by our Solari and Stock Lawyers. These articles relate to a variety of topics, and we trust that you find these articles informative.

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What to Expect from a Family Lawyer at Solari and Stock?

What to expect from a Family Lawyer from Solari and Stock

Our Family Lawyers focus on what is important to you, and we give you the benefit of our team’s many years of experience representing Family Law clients. We can guide you because we know how to deal with your situation even if you have a very difficult spouse or partner.

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Secret Centrelink

secret Centrelink

Secret Centrelink. In this article we will explore some lesser known Centrelink legislation that can be used to improve individuals and couples Centrelink outcomes.

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Solari and Stock’s Biggest Morning Tea

On Thursday 23 June Solari and Stock held their second Biggest Morning Tea support the Cancer Council and raising vital funds for cancer research. Joined by some of the team from Pulse Property Agents and we were treated with lots of delicious delights as we…

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Brief Principles of Family Provision Claims under the Succession Act 2006 (NSW)

Brief Principles of Family Provision Claims under the Succession Act 2006 (NSW)

Family provision claims in New South Wales are governed by the Succession Act 2006 (NSW) and allow eligible persons to seek a share or a larger share of a deceased person’s estate if they believe they have not been adequately provided for in the deceased’s will or under the rules of intestacy. The primary objective of these provisions is to ensure that the deceased’s family and dependents are adequately maintained and supported.

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The Court has ordered a Family Report

The court has ordered a Family Report

If your matter is in Court for parenting matters and it appears the matter will be progressing to a final hearing, it is very likely that the Court will order a Family Report. A Family Report is an independent family assessment that assists families and the Court in making decisions about your children.

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