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Episode 276 | How do Sunset Dates work in Off the Plan Contracts!!!

Episode 276 | How do Sunset Dates work in Off the Plan Contracts!!!

We dispel some of the myths surrounding "sunset dates" in Qld for both land subdivisions and high rise off the plan contracts, and give you the hard cold facts about how it all works, including: 1) What is a sunset date? 2) How do they work? 3) What impact does a sunset ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
8th July 2024
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 11
Episode 275 | Can a buyer in an off the plan contract onsell prior to completion???

Episode 275 | Can a buyer in an off the plan contract onsell prior to completion???

We discuss in this episode whether a buyer can onsell in an off the plan contract and the complexities of onselling, emphasising the importance of understanding the specific contract terms and seeking pre-contract advice, the significance of a 10% deposit as a security measure, ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
25th June 2024
Duration : 2 Minute Read
Views : 35
Episode 274 | The 7 most common mistakes buyers make in off the plan contracts

Episode 274 | The 7 most common mistakes buyers make in off the plan contracts

Priala Legal is a boutique property law firm that specialises in off the plan projects and off the plan contracts and has done for more than 20 years. Over the course of time we have seen far too many mistakes made by buyers in entering into an off the plan contract and too ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
17th June 2024
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 52
Episode 273 | New Tenancy Laws commence in Queensland 7 June 2024 AND new REIQ Contracts - WOW!!!

Episode 273 | New Tenancy Laws commence in Queensland 7 June 2024 AND new REIQ Contracts - WOW!!!

This is a special segment of Talking Law brought to you inside of 2 days of the new Qld Tenancy Laws commencing which are now in force. The news laws focus on residential and rooming accommodation agreements in Qld, where rental increases now attach to the property itself ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
17th June 2024
Duration : 2 Minute Read
Views : 77

Farewell to the Talking Law Radio Show

Hello Radio 97 listeners and the community!!! Unfortunately, due to programming changes at Breakfast Radio 97 the Talking Law Show will no longer be aired. I wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you to all of the loyal listeners out there who have supported the show ...

despina-prialaPosted By despina-priala
6th March 2024
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 186
Episode 272 | Gold Coast Buyer Sues Deceloper......Marine Quarter Saga!!!

Episode 272 | Gold Coast Buyer Sues Developer......Marine Quarter Saga!!!

Times are a changing....at least with off the plan projects they are. Ever since the changes to the unfair contract terms regime commenced 9 November 2023, we have seen the goal posts shift even further in relation to off the plan projects creating an almost new landscape ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
17th February 2024
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 133
Episode 271 | Natural Disasters and Insurance in Qld!!!

Episode 271 | Natural Disasters and Insurance in Qld!!!

The fall out from the natural disaster that was Xmas Day on the Gold Coast. If you were under contract to purchase or sell a property, was the property insured prior to the natural disaster? If not, what happens? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kt9hpfZmEBQ

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
12th February 2024
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 108
Episode 270 | Sexual harrassment at Christmas parties! Are you creating a safe space as an employer?

Episode 270 | Sexual harrassment at Christmas parties! Are you creating a safe space as an employer?

Employers be mindful of Christmas functions and parties and your ongoing obligations. Stay safe! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0y147ZA2hA

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
20th December 2023
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 133
Episode 269 | Can the ATO

Episode 269 | Can the ATO "write off" a debt???

The Australian Taxation Office is one of the most powerful entities in Australia. Its powers are wide and vast. Recently taxpayers were receiving letters from the ATO about on-hold debts which caused great confusion for some: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2023/nov/27/distress-and-confusion-at-ato-letters-warning-of-on-hold-tax-debts-from-decades-ago In ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
19th December 2023
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 120
Episode 268 | DIY Will Kits - Danger look out!!!!

Episode 268 | DIY Will Kits - Danger look out!!!!

DIY Will Kits is like a box of chocolates - you never know what you are going to get. This segment is a frank discussion as to why you should never use a Will Kit and the dangers ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
12th December 2023
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 124
Episode 267 | The Boozy Lunch - A case about enforceable oral agreements!!!

Episode 267 | The Boozy Lunch - A case about enforceable oral agreements!!!

A recent NSW Supreme Court case has found that an agreement formed at a "boozy lunch" between an agent and his client was found to be enforceable. A timely reminder to those who "shake on deals" in a social setting and believe nothing more can come of it. Take a listen! ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
8th December 2023
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 130
Episode 266 | The Ugly Truth of Off the Plan Contracts!!!

Episode 266 | The Ugly Truth of Off the Plan Contracts!!!

Recently on the Gold Coast New Zealand buyers lost their $60,000 deposit because they were not able to settle on the settlement date on an off the plan contract. They asked for an extension. The developer refused. As a result, they lost their apartment. They then ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
3rd December 2023
Duration : 2 Minute Read
Views : 109
Episode 265 | Is this an election issue for Qld???

Episode 265 | Is this an election issue for Qld???

The mind boggles!!! What are we talking about? The Qld Government on 20 November 2023 decided to increase the first home owner grant from $15,000 to $30,000. But is this enough to help first home buyers in Qld? Or is this step taken by the Qld Government really just an ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
30th November 2023
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 134
Episode 264 | Biggest change to property sunset date laws in Qld in 40 years!!!

Episode 264 | Biggest change to property sunset date laws in Qld in 40 years!!!

Off the Plan contracts in Qld is what this segment is all about. Sunset date law changes are finally here. Laws have been passed by Qld Parliament, just waiting Royal Assent at the time this video is posted. But, a few things to understand clearly: 1. The laws DO NOT ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
27th November 2023
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 127
Episode 263 | New Dog Penalties in Qld - Dog Owners Listen Up!

Episode 263 | New Dog Penalties in Qld - Dog Owners Listen Up!

Tougher dog penalty laws have been passed in Qld awaiting to be enacted and be made law. This is a response by the Qld Government to create a deterrent for irresponsible dog ownership. However, will it be enough? Qld will now be the same with other states in Australia ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
24th November 2023
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 106
Episode 262 | Selling a Business in Qld? What can stop settlement?

Episode 262 | Selling a Business in Qld? What can stop settlement?

On the radio airwaves again last week, we discussed a topic that I deal with almost on a daily basis. The single most important aspect, or one of them at least, to ensuring a successful settlement of the sale and purchase of your business. You may be surprised! Quite often ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
20th November 2023
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 89
Episode 261 | Is cash still legal tender in Australia?

Episode 261 | Is cash still legal tender in Australia?

How are some businesses refusing to accept cash for payment? This segment reveals how this is possible. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhFEFMr3iFw

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
18th November 2023
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 101
Episode 260 | Animal Dander! Gold Coast body corporate nightmares!

Episode 260 | Animal Dander! Gold Coast body corporate nightmares!

We discuss and expose how your pet applications in body corporate living can actually be rejected under current Qld body corporate laws, with one particular high rise tower at the north end of the Gold Coast having a history of reject, reject, reject for dog lovers and owners. ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
12th November 2023
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 164
Episode 259 | Could State payroll tax be unconstitutional? What say the High Court?

Episode 259 | Could State payroll tax be unconstitutional? What say the High Court?

In a recent decision handed down by the High Court on a 4-3 majority, it was determined that Victoria's State based tax under the ZLEV Charge Act 2021 (Zero and Low Emission Vehicles), was invalid under the Constitution as it was classed as an excise not a tax. And only the Commonwealth ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
10th November 2023
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 158
Episode 258 | The biggest overhaul to Qld Property Laws in 50 Years!!!

Episode 258 | The biggest overhaul to Qld Property Laws in 50 Years!!!

The Property Law Bill in Qld was finally passed after many years of consultation. What this means is that the Property Law Act of 1974 in Qld has been substantially overhauled. There are numerous changes, but this segment focuses on the new seller disclosure regime in Qld ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
8th November 2023
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 104
Episode 257 | Australia's Unfair Contract Terms Regime - Are you ready for the Change!!!

Episode 257 | Australia's Unfair Contract Terms Regime - Are you ready for the Change!!!

From 9 November 2023 all business owners need to be ready for the change coming. No longer can you include unfair contract terms in your standard business agreement / supply agreement/ terms and conditions agreements, without facing massive penalties. Our segment discusses ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
5th November 2023
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 134
Episode 256 | Horror story for a Gold Coast Buyer!!!!

Episode 256 | Horror story for a Gold Coast Buyer!!!!

We recently had to fix a problem caused by an agent on the Gold Coast to protect our buyer client, but the problem should never have occurred. It could happen to you. We checked a contract for our buyer client before she signed. Then over the weekend a particular condition ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
31st October 2023
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 206
Episode 255 | Vulnerable beneficiaries, how a TDT can help!

Episode 255 | Vulnerable beneficiaries, how a TDT can help!

Ever wondered what those letters mean? A TDT is a testamentary discretionary trust that only comes into existence as at the date of death. It is a trust created in your Will where assets you select are held in that trust for your beneficiaries , typically vulnerable beneficiaries, ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
27th October 2023
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 159
Episode 254 | Buying a Duplex! Watch out!

Episode 254 | Buying a Duplex! Watch out!

In Qld it is buyer beware when buying property. But when buying a duplex, many buyers are of the misunderstanding that no issues can arise and it is like buying a house. It is anything but. Recently, we had cause to advise a buyer who was represented by someone else, as to ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
20th October 2023
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 198
Episode 253 | Ashmore Plaza Gold Coast horror story for tenants

Episode 253 | Ashmore Plaza Gold Coast horror story for tenants

Recently, the Ashmore Plaza Shopping Centre was bombed, in part, and the centre itself was shut down with no access for customers. One of our clients has their business in the centre which was not of itself damaged directly, however because the centre was closed, this has ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
20th October 2023
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 310
Episode 253 | Is possession of illicit drugs allowed in Australia?

Episode 253 | Is possession of illicit drugs allowed in Australia?

As of 28 October 2023, there are new laws in the ACT that will decriminalise the use of 9 illicit drugs. A law that was actually passed 12 months ago which seems to have flown under the radar. ACT is the only jurisdiction in Australian to decriminalise hard core drug use ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
18th September 2023
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 221
Episode 252 | What is a Show Cause Notice? Do you have to disclose?

Episode 252 | What is a Show Cause Notice? Do you have to disclose?

A segment to watch particularly for those who own air bnb residential premises and for those buyers who may wish to purchase a property having a history of air bnb. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiO9TIN8Ry0

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
15th September 2023
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 150
Episode 250 | Changes to smoking and pet ownership coming to Qld

Episode 250 | Changes to smoking and pet ownership coming to Qld

What to know about the proposed new laws in Qld coming soon, regarding smoking and pet ownership??? Well if you live in a body corporate in Qld, this is the segment for you. Change is coming to Qld.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VDZIM8UsO8

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
8th September 2023
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 117
Episode 249 | Land Tax - do you know how it works in Qld?

Episode 249 | Land Tax - do you know how it works in Qld?

Want to know how land tax can apply to your property in Qld? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyeohYxYfj4

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
6th September 2023
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 142
Episode 248 | Changes to Sunset Laws coming to Qld!!!

Episode 248 | Changes to Sunset Laws coming to Qld!!!

If you have signed an off the plan contract or about to, this is the segment for you. Changes to Qld sunset date laws are in progress, with the issue of the Land Sales Act Amendment Bill 2023. This means law reform is underway, but it is not law yet. However, it is exciting ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
6th September 2023
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 127
Episode 247 | Can a Solicitor act for both parties???

Episode 247 | Can a Solicitor act for both parties???

Can or should a solicitor act for both parties in a transaction? Whilst not specifically prohibited in Qld, there are many ethical considerations when contemplated such a scenario. Have you given informed consent to your solicitor if they pose that question to you? The ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
26th August 2023
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 130
Episode 246 | Voice Referendum: What you need to know!

Episode 246 | Voice Referendum: What you need to know!

What is The Voice?? In this episode we have fact checked a few things that we believe are important to the ordinary Australians for the upcoming referendum, including reading the actual Explanatory Memorandum to the Bill. We also talk about the somewhat confusing Referendum ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
25th August 2023
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 202
Episode 245 | Flood damage: How does it affect your contract?

Episode 245 | Flood damage: How does it affect your contract?

In this episode, we talk specifically about NSW property and what your rights are under the Conveyancing Act 1919 if your property is "substantially damaged". Can you rescind and walk away and get your deposit back, or can you reduce the purchase price??? What is "substantial ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
25th August 2023
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 177
Episode 244 | Knife Ban in Schools!

Episode 244 | Knife Ban in Schools!

Knife ban in schools overturned in Qld! A Supreme Court decision in Qld that banned the use of a "kirpan" knife was recently overturned by the court of appeal in Qld under s109 of the Constitution. Will this open the floodgates? Is this a case where the needs of the few ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
18th August 2023
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 198
Episode 243 | Changes to Gold Coast Dog Laws - Be Aware!

Episode 243 | Unleashed: Exploring the New Gold Coast Dog Laws.

In this informative video we delve into upcoming changes to the Gold Coast dog laws. We discuss the new rules and regulations that dog owners need to be aware of, and how these changes try to balance the safety and well-being of both pets and the community. This video is a ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
15th August 2023
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 156
Episode 242 | What does

Episode 242 | What does unconditional mean?

In this segment we discuss the intricacies around "going unconditional" with your contract of sale, and what this really means practically for you, whether buyer or seller. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5U31g2Xmi2s

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
14th August 2023
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 112
Episode 241 | Homebuilder grant extended! A win for Qld buyers.

Episode 241 | Homebuilder grant extended! A win for Qld buyers.

It was recently announced that the homebuilder grant in Qld has been extended to 30 June 2025. But what does that mean? It does not mean you can lodge any new applications today. What it does mean is that the original date of 30 April 2023 to lodge all required documentation ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
5th August 2023
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 280
Episode 240 | If there ever was a time to get legal advice.....now is the time! Disputes with builders.

Episode 240 | If there ever was a time to get legal advice.....now is the time! Disputes with builders.

In the wake of more builders going bust, like GCB Constructions that lost its builder's licence and is in liquidation as of 27 July 2023, now more than ever you don't want to skimp out on getting that critical crucial legal advice BEFORE you sign a build contract. We specifically ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
5th August 2023
Duration : 2 Minute Read
Views : 184
Episode 239 | Thumbs-up emoji confirms contract acceptance!

Episode 239 | Thumbs-up emoji confirms contract acceptance!

In a Canadian Superior Court it was recently determined that a thumbs-up emoji constituted acceptance of a contract and binding on the parties, determining that the court, "could not and should not attempt to stem the tide of technology". Would this be applied here in Australia? ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
1st August 2023
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 200
Episode 238 | Are you ready to settle with your Developer? Buyer Beware!!!

Episode 238 | Are you ready to settle with your Developer? Buyer Beware!!!

In this very volatile property market we are in, buyers need to be acutely aware of their responsibilities to settle their off the plan contract come settlement day. Developers are loathe to grant any extensions of time, and will, particularly in an upturn market, terminate ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
1st August 2023
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 182
Episode 237 | Can a body corporate force a lot owner to pay an insurance excess?

Episode 237 | Can a body corporate force a lot owner to pay an insurance excess?

Can a body corporate force a lot owner to pay an insurance excess? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksdf3Bt3fGY

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
26th July 2023
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 128
Episode 236 |

Episode 236 | "All you can eat" Conveyancing - Really???

Is there such a thing as, "all you can eat conveyancing"? We take a look at why cheap conveyancing fees are not the way to go for one of the biggest financial commitments any one can ever make, whether you are buying or selling property. The term, "all you can eat" denotes ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
24th July 2023
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 247
Episode 235 | Buyers inspection rights after signing a contract!!!

Episode 235 | Buyers inspection rights after signing a contract!!!

So how many times can a buyer inspect a property after they have signed a contract, and for what reasons? All is revealed here. Important to know particularly if you are a seller and you have tenants in your property. Best to check the rules in your tenancy agreement and discuss ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
16th July 2023
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 104
Episode 234 | You win some, you lose more!!!

Episode 234 | You win some, you lose more!!!

A discussion into the 197 page report released on 28 June 2023 by the House of Representatives, Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs following an inquiry into the harm caused by online gambling advertising on the everyday Australian. You will be shocked! Big ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
13th July 2023
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 113
Episode 233 | Who manages your estate if you die without a Will???

Episode 233 | Who manages your estate if you die without a Will???

Who manages your estate if you die without a Will??? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WyGXOnjvZI

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
6th July 2023
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 109
Episode 232 | Creditors Statutory Demand - Why do we care?

Episode 232 | Creditors Statutory Demand - Why do we care?

In this segment we talk about a debt recovery process using a Creditors Statutory Demand notice under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth), which means this applies in every state and territory of Australia. Given the current state of the economy, financial distress in the market ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
6th July 2023
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 121
Episode 231 | No stamp duty for couples transferring interests in property!!!

Episode 231 | No stamp duty for couples transferring interests in property!!!

Often overlooked and forgotten about, this very handy exemption given under S 151 of the Duties Act allows a spouse, de facto spouse or a partner in a civil relationship that is registered, transfer their interest in a property without having to pay any stamp duty. But as always ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
29th June 2023
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 174
Episode 230 | SPER has extensive powers in Qld. Watch out!

Episode 230 | SPER has extensive powers in Qld. Watch out!

A look into the extensive powers SPER has in Qld if you fail to pay a fine, including speeding fines, evading public transport fares (taxi/tram). You may be surprised to find out. The enforcement powers include: A) Search and Seizure B) Immobilisation Search Warrants C) ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
29th June 2023
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 111
Episode 229 |

Episode 229 | "I want my disappointment money"

A look into the 10 year class action against Scenic Tours and the reasoning behind why the High Court ultimately determined in favour of the consumers, providing damages for "disappointment and distress". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18X8BNINgyc

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
27th June 2023
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 94
Episode 228 | Does your build contract contain terms that are void?

Episode 228 | Does your build contract contain terms that are void?

Does your build contract contain terms that are void? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYtQeusMGZM

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
22nd June 2023
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 101
Episode 227 | Retirement Villages - do you know all the facts?

Episode 227 | Retirement Villages - do you know all the facts?

Retirement villages can be a great downsizing option. But do you know what to look for and how do you compare one retirement village to another? We take a closer look from a personal and financial perspective. It is always recommended you seek legal advice from someone ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
18th June 2023
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 98
Episode 226 | How to make your sale contract watertight!

Episode 226 | How to make your sale contract watertight!

Don't forget to disclose those Services on your land, could have catastrophic consequences for a Seller. Here are some invaluable handy tools for sellers and their agents to use to check their property before going to auction or signing that sale contract. It is all about ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
16th June 2023
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 126
Episode 225 | Suing Council for windscreen damage - it is possible.

Episode 225 | Suing Council for windscreen damage - it is possible.

Ever had a stone flick up at your windscreen when you are driving by a Council worker? Ever had damage done to your tyres or wheels from a pot hole? Well this is the segment for you. You may have a potential claim for damages against Council or another statutory body. A listener ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
8th June 2023 (Updated 16th June 2023)
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 120
Episode 224 | Qld's New Tenancy Laws 1 July 2023 - They are Retrospective!!!

Episode 224 | Qld's New Tenancy Laws 1 July 2023 - They are Retrospective!!!

Qld's New Tenancy Laws 1 July 2023 - They are Retrospective!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1esUdQwfonA

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
8th June 2023
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 98
Episode 223 | The Brindabella Case! Private School Parents Listen Up

Episode 223 | The Brindabella Case! Private School Parents Listen Up

Ever had your children in private schooling and then had to change schools at short notice? The ACAT in Canberra, ACT, recently determined that a term in an enrolment contract you as parents sign with the school when enrolling your children, stating a whole term's notice is ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
1st June 2023
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 121
Episode 222 | What does Under Contract mean?

Episode 222 | What does Under Contract mean?

You may be surprised to find out! Ever wanted what that phrase means? Well this is the segment for you. When are you under a contract, what does that mean, and when are you committed to buying or selling? Be sure to listen in, so that you do not bind yourself unintentionally ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
31st May 2023
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 127
Episode 221 | Rental Crisis in Manufactured Homes in Qld

Episode 221 | Rental Crisis in Manufactured Homes in Qld

Rental Crisis in Manufactured Homes in Qld https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHJdu7QoQJc

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
25th May 2023
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 134
Episode 220 | Welcome Aboard New Zealanders! Changes are coming 1 July 2023.

Episode 220 | Welcome Aboard New Zealanders! Changes are coming 1 July 2023.

The biggest change to the rights of New Zealanders in Australia since 26 February 2001. From 1 July 2023, a direct pathway to Australian Citizenship will be offered for all those kiwis living in Australia who meet the eligibility criteria,that is, those kiwis who have lived ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
25th May 2023
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 176
Episode 219 | Neighbour disputes go Ballistic!!!

Episode 219 | Neighbour disputes go Ballistic!!!

Neighbour disputes go Ballistic!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRt-Xb_fvq0

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
19th May 2023
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 155
Episode 218 | Rugby League Class Action Suit - What next!

Episode 218 | Rugby League Class Action Suit - What next!

A game I know and love - Rugby League. In this segment we chat about this class action suit commenced recently that involves not only rugby league players but also rugby union and soccer players, taken up by a London law firm. Is this over regulation for a sport that is ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
19th May 2023
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 112
Episode 217 | Extended possession under a contract - how to do it right?

Episode 217 | Extended possession under a contract - how to do it right?

Extended possession under a contract - how to do it right? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5nEZ-G56-g

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
11th May 2023
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 150
Episode 216 | COPOSIT! What is it and is it a good option for buyers?

Episode 216 | COPOSIT! What is it and is it a good option for buyers?

In this segment we chat about Coposit, what is it and what type of service does it offer home buyers for off the plan purchases. Here are the terms of service and use found on Coposit's website: https://coposit.com.au/terms-condition/ Coposit appears to act as an intermediary ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
10th May 2023
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 212
Episode 215 | Nobby Beach Cafe Owner in Trouble - Lesson? Do your due diligence

Episode 215 | Nobby Beach Cafe Owner in Trouble - Lesson? Do your due diligence

In this segment we discuss briefly the recent story about a Nobby Beach Cafe Owner who is now in trouble with her business and is pleading her story to the public. Perhaps some proper due diligence upfront before taking on a new cafe business on the Gold Coast was warranted ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
7th May 2023
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 142
Episode 214 | A Tale of Fraud on the Gold Coast! The Issa v Owens case

Episode 214 | A Tale of Fraud on the Gold Coast! The Issa v Owens case

The Issa v Owens case - what a debacle! Fraud by the owner's son on the mortgage and fraud by the witnessing solicitor on that mortgage, what a mess. This should never have happened. A very good decision to read for all those equity lawyers out there including the court's ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
5th May 2023
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 624
Episode 213 | Releasing Deposits early - money gone!

Episode 213 | Releasing Deposits early - money gone!

In NSW it seems to be more common place that deposits are released early under contracts. I had a caller recently ask me this question as he felt compelled to agree to this in his last property transaction in NSW and felt pressured to agree to do so. This is definitely ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
29th April 2023
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 123
Episode 0 | Ep 212 - A Game Changer - Sunset Date Reforms in Qld

Episode 212 | A Game Changer - Sunset Date Reforms in Qld

Will this finally be a game changer for off the plan contracts in Qld? I think so. On 19 April 2023, our Attorney General, Shannon Fentiman has finally announced proposed new laws to change how the sunset date works in Qld for off the plan contracts: https://statements.qld.gov.au/statements/97588 We ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
29th April 2023
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 198
Episode 211 | The Porter Davis collapse - yet another builder in liquidation!

Episode 211 | The Porter Davis collapse - yet another builder in liquidation!

Recently the home builder known as Porter Davis went into liquidation: https://www.theage.com.au/politics/victoria/15m-rescue-package-for-homeowners-after-porter-davis-collapse-20230420-p5d1wj.html What does this mean for those customers and homeowners who signed build contracts ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
21st April 2023
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 145
Episode 210 | Unfair terms in your insurance policy? ASIC commences action!

Episode 210 | Unfair terms in your insurance policy? ASIC commences action!

When you take out home and contents insurance, ever get asked the question, "Make sure you tell us about any changes to your policy". What does that even mean??? Well it seems ASIC has agreed. ASIC has commenced action against Auto & General Insurance Company for alleged ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
21st April 2023
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 159
Episode 209 | Qld Road Rules and Fines - What you don't know!

Episode 209 | Qld Road Rules and Fines - What you don't know!

In this segment we talk about some of the common and not so common road fines and penalties that can occur on Qld roads. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20RWcF7W8N8

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
12th April 2023
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 150
Episode 208 | Pressuring sales tactics by agents on the Gold Coast - really???

Episode 208 | Pressuring sales tactics by agents on the Gold Coast - really???

An article emerged recently in the Gold Coast Bulletin about supposed pressuring sales tactics by certain agents on unit owners by misrepresenting proposed body corporate laws that are yet to kick in. The article was posted in the Gold Coast Bulletin on 22 March: https://www.goldcoastbulletin.com.au In ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
12th April 2023
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 128
Episode 207 | Are your by laws invalid?

Episode 207 | Are your by laws invalid?

In this segment we discuss generally how your by laws may be invalid, even what you may consider "standard" by laws and what language in your by laws may give this away. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xDyBWaAooM

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
29th March 2023
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 139
Episode 206 | How to successfully terminate your build contract!

Episode 206 | How to successfully terminate your build contract!

In this very interesting segment we discuss a real life story of a client who came to us who wanted to get out of their build contract. These were unique circumstances in that the client was not yet the owner of the land and had contracted a year ago to purchase vacant land ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
28th March 2023
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 127
Episode 205 | Risk when buying property, tenants and Airbnb disasters

Episode 205 | Risk when buying property, tenants and Airbnb disasters

In this segment we explain the importance of understanding how risk works when buying a property in Qld. Under the REIQ contract the risk in the property shifts from the seller to the buyer the date after the contract date. Why is this important and why should buyers care? We ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
24th March 2023
Duration : 2 Minute Read
Views : 199
Episode 204 | Caught out with architectural codes in a body corporate?

Episode 204 | Caught out with architectural codes in a body corporate?

Ever bought into a body corporate only to realise later there was a by law that restricted you from making improvements? This lot owner bought into a gated estate called 'The Peninsula' situated off the back of Saltwater Creek in Helensvale, Gold Coast. The lot owner had no ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
24th March 2023
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 165
Episode 203 | Rental Property Nightmares - Insurance Claims against landlords

Episode 203 | Rental Property Nightmares - Insurance Claims against landlords

We discuss this issue off the back of a recent story of a rental property disaster at Hollywell on the Gold Coast. Needless to say, when the roof caves in and the tenant has suffered injury, that is not something any landlord or management agent wants to deal with. A lesson ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
24th March 2023
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 128
Episode 202 | The Law of Trespass is alive and well in NSW

Episode 202 | The Law of Trespass is alive and well in NSW

The Law of Trespass is alive and well in NSW https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIzXlcJ0aQw

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
6th March 2023
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 148
Episode 201 | The Voice Movement (AKA Black Sovereignty Movement)

Episode 201 | The Voice Movement (AKA Black Sovereignty Movement)

In this perhaps controversial episode, we touch upon The Voice Movement, also known as the Black Sovereignty Movement, and what it may mean to ordinary Australians. Little information is out there at present and ordinary Australians want to know what this all means, especially ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
6th March 2023
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 145
Episode 200 | Richard Prior's

Episode 200 | Richard Prior's "Moving" - 1988 Movie - Buyers this could happen to you!!!

Ever seen the movie "Moving' with Richard Prior? If not it is really a must see movie. A recent horror story I heard about from a buyer immediately brought this movie to mind. All those who know this movie will relate when I tell the story. A buyer bought and settled on ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
6th March 2023
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 124
Episode 199 | Qld Body Corporate Law Reforms announced by the Honourable Shannon Fentiman

Episode 199 | Qld Body Corporate Law Reforms announced by the Honourable Shannon Fentiman

In this segment, we discuss and touch upon some of the law reforms our Attorney-General in Qld has announced recently to strata living and body corporate laws. These are proposed laws announced by our Attorney-General, they are not yet in place, and most likely will not be ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
6th March 2023
Duration : 2 Minute Read
Views : 141
Episode 198 | Granny Flat Arrangements - accommodation for life!

Episode 198 | Granny Flat Arrangements - accommodation for life!

Granny Flat Arrangements are typically written agreements that give eligible persons the right to ocuppy for life. Granny flat arrangements or accommodation for life arrangements are recognised by the Australian Taxation Office where eligible persons can participate and enter ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
6th March 2023
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 113
Episode 197 | Storage of garbage bins in bodies corporate, Why checking by laws is vital!

Episode 197 | Storage of garbage bins in bodies corporate, Why checking by laws is vital!

Do you like the idea of having to place your garbage bins in a garage? Well this one is for you. A fairly recent case determined by the Commissioner's Office in Qld on 1 February 2022 confirmed that a lot owner had breached a by law by placing his bins outside on common property. This ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
6th March 2023
Duration : 2 Minute Read
Views : 153
Episode 196 | Checking electrical items while buying property

Episode 196 | Checking electrical items while buying property

Checking electrical items while buying property https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iy50y8OoAtc

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
16th February 2023
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 142
Episode 195 | How safe is my deposit in an off the plan contract?

Episode 195 | How safe is my deposit in an off the plan contract?

We are off the plan gurus and we love all things property. This is a common question our buyers ask and one we can always answer for them...how safe is my deposit? In this episode we dispel some of the myths concerning what happens to your deposit whilst under an off the ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
15th February 2023
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 126
Episode 194 | Home invasions, your rights in Qld! Mike's question answered !!!

Episode 194 | Home invasions, your rights in Qld! Mike's question answered !!!

In this episode we do our best to answer Mike's question who is a regular listener to our show. We discuss generally what may be considered acceptable steps or conduct under the Qld Criminal Code that a homeowner can take if a home invasion occurs and what to do if confronted. Over ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
15th February 2023
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 154
Episode 193 | Refusal of Service in QLD - What you need to know!!!

Episode 193 | Refusal of Service in QLD - What you need to know!!!

Recently, there have been certain people making headlines that were refused service to pubs, clubs and other licensed venues on the Gold Coast and Brisbane for wearing facial and neck tattoos. We discuss in this segment the current licensing laws for licensed venues and provide ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
15th February 2023
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 143
Episode 192 | We're back for 2023! Contracts, Defamation, Emoji's and whole lot more.....

Episode 192 | We're back for 2023! Contracts, Defamation, Emoji's and whole lot more.....

This is our very first episode for 2023 - super excited. We have so much to talk about, which we do in this episode aired on 2 February 2023, from contracts, hate laws, neighbourhood disputes, defamation, use of emojis and so much more. After our little introduction, we ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
15th February 2023
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 129
Episode 191 | That's a Wrap 2022 - Part 2

Episode 191 | That's a Wrap 2022 - Part 2

Our final broadcast for 2022 - and what an episode we have for you. We wrap up 2022 for you in a nice neat little ball, from stories that made headlines, Federally, in Qld and in NSW, and discuss some of the more interesting law chanegs, and influential stories of 2022. Happy ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
6th January 2023
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 119
Episode 190 | That's a Wrap 2022 - Part 1

Episode 190 | That's a Wrap 2022 - Part 1

Our second last broadcast for 2022 - and what an episode we have for you. We wrap up 2022 for you in a nice neat little ball, from stories that made headlines, Federally, in Qld and in NSW, and discuss some of the more interesting law chanegs, and influential stories of 2022. Happy ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
6th January 2023
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 162
Episode 189 | Saucy Gold Coast Body Corporate Tales

Episode 189 | Saucy Gold Coast Body Corporate Tales

In this episode we discuss some real-life recent body corporate tales involving interesting scenarios from the use of CCTV footage to visitor car parks being used by residents. If ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
6th January 2023
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 157
Episode 188 | Off the Plan Power Checklist

Episode 188 | Off the Plan Power Checklist

We love off the plan projects for both developers and buyers. After 18 years of being involved in off the plan projects, this is my power checklist for buyers. And perhaps a glimpse for those developers out there as to what buyers look for when purchasing off the plan. A must ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
28th December 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 141
Episode 187 | Is eating a hamburger whilst driving illegal in Qld?

Episode 187 | Is eating a hamburger whilst driving illegal in Qld?

This was an interesting segment. A listener raised the question when he was pulled over by Qld Police for eating a hamburger whilst driving and advising him that was illegal. We ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
2nd December 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 172
Episode 186 | Is Pepper Spray Illegal in Australia?

Episode 186 | Is Pepper Spray Illegal in Australia?

In this episode we touch upon the intracacies on whether pepper spray is legal or illegal in Australia, a prohibited weapon or a controlled weapon. One particular state stands out amongst the others in classing pepper spray as a controlled weapon potentially enabling various ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
2nd December 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 224
Episode 185 | Use of IPod whilst driving found legal in Qld! Gold Coast decision!

Episode 185 | Use of IPod whilst driving found legal in Qld! Gold Coast decision!

In this episode, we discuss a recent decison from the Magistrates Court in Southport on the Gold Coast on 9 November 2022 that found that the use of an Apple Ipod 6 was not in breach of the Qld road rules to not use or hold a mobile phone, because this particular Ipod 6 was not ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
27th November 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 236
Episode 184 | Director ID deadline looming - what you don't know. PLUS NSW First Home Buyer Choice Scheme

Episode 184 | Director ID deadline looming - what you don't know. PLUS NSW First Home Buyer Choice Scheme

With only 4 shows left until Xmas closure, we are jam packing lots of information into the shows before the holidays. This segment, we focus on 2 topics: 1. Director Identification Numbers, deadline looming 30 November 2022, what you don't know. Applying for extensions and ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
27th November 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 160
Episode 183 | Are lotto winnings assessable income? Punters, listen up!!!

Episode 183 | Are lotto winnings assessable income? Punters, listen up!!!

In this episode we chat about a story that hit the headlines recently regarding Centrelink assessing a person's lotto winnings as income. This person won lotto under a 'Set for Life' ticket and was then told by Centrelink that they regarded him as a professional gambler and ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
21st November 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 143
Episode 182 | Social Media Influencer slammed with damages award by court!

Episode 182 | Social Media Influencer slammed with damages award by court!

In this segment we discuss the recent $300,000 damages award made by the NSW District Court against a social media influencer who was seen to defame another social media influence ('Sir-eats-a-lot) Martin calling him a racist and other defamatory remarks. In this country we ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
21st November 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 154
Episode 181 | Higgins/Lerhmann Trial. What a mess!!!

Episode 181 | Higgins/Lerhmann Trial. What a mess!!!

In this segment, I get to talk about the fundamentals of our democractic society and the hallmarks of trials by jury, and the challenges we continue to face in our society led by social media. It is becoming increasingly more difficult to maintain the 'jury bubble' concept ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
11th November 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 144
Episode 180 | Dogs with Muzzles? An adjudicator says no.

Episode 180 | Dogs with Muzzles? An adjudicator says no.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_vc7O8SHI0

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
4th November 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 178
Episode 179 | Qld's New Pet Tenancy Laws - What you need to know!

Episode 179 | Qld's New Pet Tenancy Laws - What you need to know!

New laws in Qld came into force on 1 October 2022. No more blanket prohibition on pets in residential tenancies! The new laws create more certainty surrounding how a tenant can obtain approval for their pets in a tenancy, whether a landlord can refuse an application, and ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
4th November 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 213
Episode 178 | What is A.T.E. Insurance??? You might be surprised!

Episode 178 | What is A.T.E. Insurance??? You might be surprised!

This episode is all about ATE Insurance, After The Event Insurance. This is a type of insurance policy aimed at commercial litigation. In that, it is a tool that can be used by some as a security to minimise legal costs in litigation. Quite different to your usual insurance ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
4th November 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 195
Episode 177 | Qld Econveyancing Mandate! Finally Qld has made it.

Episode 177 | Qld Econveyancing Mandate! Finally Qld has made it.

From 20 February 2023 Qld will be part of the mandatory econveyancing mandate. Very exciting news indeed. What does this mean for property transactions in Qld? Anyone who ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
4th November 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 147
Episode 176 | Downsizing! The difference between an over 50's resort and a retirement village?

Episode 176 | Downsizing! The difference between an over 50's resort and a retirement village?

In this segment, we touch upon some downsizing options, in particular the Manufactured Home Parks, commonly referred to as Over 50's Resorts, and Retirement Villages. Two very different and distinct options for those looking to downsize into and maintain independent living. Let's ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
4th November 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 147
Episode 175 | Qld Land Tax Laws Scapped!!!!

Episode 175 | Qld Land Tax Laws Scapped!!!!

Finally, the Qld land tax laws that were actually passed in June this year ready to commence in 2023, have been scrapped by the Palaszczuk Government. This law was never going to get off the ground without support from the other states and territories who flatly refused to ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
12th October 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 173
Episode 174 | Digital Assets - What are they and why you should have a Digital Estate Plan!

Episode 174 | Digital Assets - What are they and why you should have a Digital Estate Plan!

In this segment we discuss what digital assets are and why it is important to deal with them properly after your death. It is not simply about including them in your Will, as most are not transferable assets. Everyone has some form of digital asset and some provide monetary ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
12th October 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 166
Episode 173 | The PPSR - What you need to know!

Episode 173 | The PPSR - What you need to know!

In this very interesting episode, we discuss the ins and outs of the Personal Property Securities Register that came into play around 2012. Whether you intend to lodge a PPSR security, search the registry to see if a chattel (e.g. motor vehicle, trailer, caravan etc) has a security ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
12th October 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 155
Episode 172 | Bank cheques are not as good as cash in the bank!!!

Episode 172 | Bank cheques are not as good as cash in the bank!!!

In this segment we helped out a listener who got himself into a trick situation when selling a motor vehicle and the bank cheque could not be accepted. We discuss how bank cheques are not cash and if you are intending to sell a motor vehicle or another item similar, there ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
12th October 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 166
Episode 171 | Qld is about to get disrupted by new land tax laws - what does this mean for the market??

Episode 171 | Qld is about to get disrupted by new land tax laws - what does this mean for the market??

In this segment, we discuss the very topical issue at the moment of the new land tax laws coming into force 1 January 2023 and what this means for the investor market. If you are thinking about investing into Qld and hold interstate property elsewhere in Australia, please ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
19th September 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 230
Episode 170 | Buyers beware of defaulting under off the plan contracts!

Episode 170 | Buyers beware of defaulting under off the plan contracts!

In this segment we discuss the risks for buyers in not being able to settle on the settlement date under an off the plan contract. Developers are typically unsympathetic towards buyers who cannot settle and will, invariably, take the buyers 10% deposit paid upon a termination ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
19th September 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 192
Episode 169 | Google Win in the High Court!

Episode 169 | Google Win in the High Court!

We discuss the recent win in the High Court by Google for a defamation case, where the High Court by a majority decision (5-2) determined that Google was NOT a "publisher" of a particular story for defamation purposes per se, and was merely a facilitator, publishing a hyperlink ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
12th September 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 156
Episode 168 | Gold Coast City Council Rates Investigation

Episode 168 | Gold Coast City Council Rates Investigation

In this segment we discuss the recent controversy over GCCC charging rate payers more for certain types of land however owners are none the wiser. A must listen to for all those property owners out there who may be charged more than need be for their property. Here is the ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
12th September 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 275
Episode 167 | How to avoid losing your deposit! A tale of fraud on the Gold Coast!

Episode 167 | How to avoid losing your deposit! A tale of fraud on the Gold Coast!

In this segment, we discuss yet another unfortunate situation where a young couple lost their deposit of $40,000 due to fraud. They were asked to pay their deposit under contract by the agent by way of a text message/email communication, which was actually issued by a fraudster ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
5th September 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 190
Episode 166 | The Oracle Homes Disaster!

Episode 166 | The Oracle Homes Disaster!

In this episode, we chat about the Oracle Homes Disaster in Qld, what you need to know if you are affected, or are thinking about engaging a builder to build your dream home. We answer some of the more important questions for you such as: a) what to do if you are an oracle ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
5th September 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 187
Episode 165 | Mutual Wills. Are they Wills at all?

Episode 165 | Mutual Wills. Are they Wills at all?

What is a Mutual Will? In this segment, we discuss what a mutual will is, the fact that it is not a Will at all, the circumstances that you may want to consider making a mutual will, and the pros and cons of doing so. Certainly mutual wills should never be entered into ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
31st August 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 184
Episode 164 | Qld have your say! Sunset clauses and early release of deposits under off the plan.

Episode 164 | Qld have your say! Sunset clauses and early release of deposits under off the plan.

Finally, the time has arrived. Qld's Attorney General Shannon Fentiman says she has listened to buyers and now wants to hear from all of you. Make no mistake, Qld is under a current review of its legislation relating to off the plan contracts and there will be changes made ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
31st August 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 218
Episode 163 | Gold Coast Pet Owners listen up! Changes to manage your pet are proposed.

Episode 163 | Gold Coast Pet Owners listen up! Changes to manage your pet are proposed.

Proposed changes to how you manage your pets on the Gold Coast is proposed by local council. In this segment, I discuss some of the proposed changes and how you can have your say on these changes to Gold Coast City Council. Many changes are proposed from noise management ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
31st August 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 193
Episode 162 | The New Qld REIQ Commercial Contract in play - What you need to know!

Episode 162 | The New Qld REIQ Commercial Contract in play - What you need to know!

This segment is all about the new REIQ commercial contract for units, land and commercial buildings that came into force on 21 July 2022. This only applies to Qld not an other state. The new commercial contracts basically mirror and duplicate a lot of the substantial changes ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
19th August 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 246
Episode 161 | Mobile Phone

Episode 161 | Mobile Phone "Use" under NSW Road Regulations

We take a look at a recent case in the Local Court in Gosford, NSW where the definition of what "use" means was explored, in particular an exception noted in the Road Reg's, that of "passing the body of the phone to a passenger", which is actually permitted. However, each ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
15th August 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 184
Episode 160 | Director Penalty Notices. What is all the fuss?

Episode 160 | Director Penalty Notices. What is all the fuss?

In this segment we discuss Director Penalty Notices and the ATO being on the war path this year. It is no secret that the ATO has been vigilantly pursuing companies, business owners and individuals for unpaid tax this year following our long 2 year stint of COVID when all ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
15th August 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 162
Episode 159 | Payment Redirection Scams

Episode 159 | Payment Redirection Scams

In 2021 there was $227 Million of losses reported by the ACCC due to payment redirection scams. What is a payment redirection scam? We discuss all the ins and outs. Given the proliferation of scams in this country you cannot afford to miss this segment. We also provide ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
9th August 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 191
Episode 158 | Director ID - Nov 2022 Deadline Looming!!!

Episode 158 | Director ID - Nov 2022 Deadline Looming!!!

Another reminder to everyone in Australia to make sure you have your Director Identification Number in place prior to 30 November 2022. This deadline of November applies to all those people who were directors PRIOR to 31 October 2021. In previous episodes we talked about the ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
9th August 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 202
Episode 157 | New Land Tax Rules in Qld - will you be caught?

Episode 157 | New Land Tax Rules in Qld - will you be caught?

If you own property in Qld and have never paid land tax before, well, that could all change with new laws being passed in June of this year. The Qld Government has closed a loophole that we have had in place for some time, where interestate land holdings were never taken into ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
29th July 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 208
Episode 156 | Foreign Investors and increase in fees 29 July - How Gold Coast Resorts are Exempt!

Episode 156 | Foreign Investors and increase in fees 29 July - How Gold Coast Resorts are Exempt!

In this segment, we discuss the recent changes that have come about as of 29 July 2022 for foreign investors thanks to the Albanese Government, where application fees for seeking approval to buy land in Australia will double. We take at look at this and discuss briefly what ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
29th July 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 152
Episode 155 | The Qld Resilient Homes Funds - are you eligible to receive funding from Qld Govt?

Episode 155 | The Qld Resilient Homes Funds - are you eligible to receive funding from Qld Govt?

In this segment we discuss the recent initiative of the Qld Government in providing a package of $741 million to those eligible home owners who have been affected by the Qld floods in 2021 and 2022. You must meet the criteria set by the Qld Government, own a home in the various ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
22nd July 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 222
Episode 154 | When does a de facto relationship end? Another High Court case has emerged!

Episode 154 | When does a de facto relationship end? Another High Court case has emerged!

In this segment we discuss the recent High Court case of Fairburn v Radecki which determined what the 'essential feature' is when working out when a de facto relationship has ended. This particular case was a little unique in that the relationship of the parties went through ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
22nd July 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 213
Episode 153 | Roe v Wade Decision Overturned!

Episode 153 | Roe v Wade Decision Overturned!

In this segment, we discuss the recent overturning of the landmark ruling of Roe v Wade made in the US in 1973, and the landscape now in the US regarding abortion rights. We also take a look and compare the history of the US abortion rights as compared to the Australian history, ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
15th July 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 180
Episode 152 | The Defence of Provocation: A Sovereign Islands Tale!!!

Episode 152 | The Defence of Provocation: A Sovereign Islands Tale!!!

In this segment, we discuss the defence of provocation to an assault found in the Qld Criminal Code of 1899, in light of a recent incident on Sovereign Islands on the Gold Coast. A retired real estate agent has had a bitter dispute with her neighbour for several years and ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
15th July 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 175
Episode 151 | New tougher road rules in Qld as from 1 July 2022 - what you need to know

Episode 151 | New tougher road rules in Qld as from 1 July 2022 - what you need to know

As from 1 July 2022 Qld has put into effect tougher new penalties for speeding, not wearing a seatbelt or wearing one that is fitted correctly, and running a red light. You may be shocked with the penalty sums now applicable and the demerit points that now apply. Best to ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
8th July 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 248
Episode 150 | What is a Grant of Probate and why do you need one?

Episode 150 | What is a Grant of Probate and why do you need one?

In this segment we discuss what a grant of probate is and why it is necessary. In a deceased estate as an executor you may need to apply for a grant of probate of the Will. And, it may be desirable for you to do so even when it is not required. In this segment we go through ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
8th July 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 156
Episode 149 | The High Court Case of Hill V Zuda. What you need to know about Super Death Benefits.

Episode 149 | The High Court Case of Hill V Zuda. What you need to know about Super Death Benefits.

In this very interesing case, we discuss the recent High Court case of Hill v Zuda, where the High Court confirmed what we already knew, and that is, that a binding death benefit nomination for a superannuation death benefit, does not lapse every 3 years in relation to self managed ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
2nd July 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 268
Episode 148 | The Trials and Tribulations of Contracts in QLD

Episode 148 | The Trials and Tribulations of Contracts in QLD

In this segment we discuss some of the more common issues we face every day in practice for the buying and selling of property. We discuss issues such as risk, insurance, easements, and proper disclosure amongst others. The most important aspect we discuss is how vital it is, ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
2nd July 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 159
Episode 147 | Employer found vicariously liable for sexual assault in the workplace

Episode 147 | Employer found vicariously liable for sexual assault in the workplace

In this segment we discuss a recent case determined by the Fair Work Commission that can really hurt smal to medium business owners, or really any employer for that matter. Here a sexual assault was found to have taken place in the wokrplace, and the employer, whilst not involved ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
26th June 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 129
Episode 146 | Stamp Duty Reforms in NSW for First Home Buyers

Episode 146 | Stamp Duty Reforms in NSW for First Home Buyers

This segment is all about the stamp duty reforms for first home buyers in NSW that are due to commence 16 January 2023 as part of the NSW 2022/2023 budget recently announced. We discuss some practical examples based on the current tax thresholds as shown on the nsw government ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
26th June 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 163
Episode 145 | Beware of emergency lanes! A tale of contributory negligence

Episode 145 | Beware of emergency lanes! A tale of contributory negligence

In this segment, we discussed a recent personal injuries case in Victoria involving a person who turned into an emergency lane and another driver who caused injury to that person. Although the driver of the vehicle who collided and caused the negligence was overwhelming responsible ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
19th June 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 142
Episode 144 | The power of illustration in advertising

Episode 144 | The power of illustration in advertising

In this segment we discuss a recent case in the Federal Court that related to a claim of misleading and deceptive conduct and misrepresentation in an off the plan contract. This claim related to a high rise apartment building in Melbourne, the cotract worth $9.58Million dollars. ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
19th June 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 137
Episode 143 | 100 Years in QLD since the abolition of the death penalty

Episode 143 | 100 Years in QLD since the abolition of the death penalty

In this segment, we talk about and reflect upon the date of 31 July 2022 fast approaching, which represents 100 years of capital punishment being abolished in Qld. The first state in Australia and the British Empire to do so. We also reflect on the other states and territories ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
3rd June 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 145
Episode 142 | The pivotal homes disaster. Where to from here?

Episode 142 | The pivotal homes disaster. Where to from here?

In this segment we discuss the recent collapse of Pivotal Homes, and what impact this may have on the property market and construction in Qld and elsewhere, and what consumers ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
3rd June 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 166
Episode 141 | How a will can be revoked!

Episode 141 | How a will can be revoked!

In this segment we discuss what can revoke a Will. You might be surprised to find out. For example, events such as marriage and divorce can revoke a Will. The message here is loud and clear, any event that occurs in your life you should immediately review your Will and ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
29th May 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 142
Episode 140 | Paid domestic violence leave

Episode 140 | Paid domestic violence leave

In this segment, we discuss the recent decision by the Fair Work Commission to allow 10 paid days of Family Domestic Violence Leave, a decision made in principle at this stage but nonetheless a historic step moving forward for employees and employers. In this country unfortunately ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
29th May 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 150
Episode 139 | Can you marry your cousin?

Episode 139 | Can you marry your cousin?

A discussion into the Marriage Act of 1961 and what is identified as a prohibited relationship. You may be surprised to find out. We also talk about the age of consent for marriage, and whether polygamous marriages from other countries are accepted as valid in Australia. ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
20th May 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 170
Episode 138 | Should developers sell off the plan without an approval?

Episode 138 | Should developers sell off the plan without an approval?

In this segment we discuss whether a developer should market and sell a project off the plan and have buyers sign contracts, and pay deposits, without first obtaining an approval. This issue recently was highlighted on the Gold Coast by various industry people and it is a controversial ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
20th May 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 148
Episode 137 | What happens when you die without a will?

Episode 137 | What happens when you die without a will?

In this episode, we discuss what it means to die without a Will in Qld, (that is, to die intestate), how the intestacy rules apply in Qld and whether it is time for our Qld intestacy laws to change and increase the value of what a spouse/partner would receive, similar to the ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
14th May 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 207
Episode 136 | The danger of posting fake or bad reviews anonymously

Episode 136 | The danger of posting fake or bad reviews anonymously

In this segment we discuss a recent judgement handed down by the Federal Court of Australia on 21.4.2022 concerning a Gold Coast cosmetic surgeon who won his defamation case against a person who posted a fake review anonymously. If you think you can post a review anonymously ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
14th May 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 139
Episode 135 | Balance deposits under contracts, what can go wrong?

Episode 135 | Balance deposits under contracts, what can go wrong?

In this episode, we discuss how a simple error in the wording in a contract as to when the balance deposit is payable can go terribly wrong with potential catastrophic consequences. ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
14th May 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 144
Episode 134 | Sunset clauses in off the plan contracts - what the future may hold

Episode 134 | Sunset clauses in off the plan contracts - what the future may hold

In this segment we discuss the current situation in QLD regarding sunset clauses in off the plan contracts, what it means to enter into an off the plan contract, how sunset clauses work and the position by comparison in NSW. A space to watch for the future in terms of possible ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
6th May 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 152
Episode 133 | Dog Attacks in QLD - Part 2

Episode 133 | Dog Attacks in QLD - Part 2

In this follow on segment, we continue to discuss the recent dog attacks in Qld, this segment concentrating on the extent of powers given to local council including entry to your home, obtaining a warrant, seizing a dog, declaring a dog dangerous or menacing and destruction of ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
29th April 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 225
Episode 132 | Dog Attacks in QLD - Part 1

Episode 132 | Dog Attacks in QLD - Part 1

In this segment, we discuss the recent dog attacks in Qld, in particular, what the current dog laws are, what pet owners need to know to be responsible, and the powers the local ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
29th April 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 184
Episode 131 | Superannuation death benefits - how do they really work for your estate plan

Episode 131 | Superannuation death benefits - how do they really work for your estate plan

In this segment we discuss superannuation death benefits, in particular Binding Death Benefit Nominations (BDBN), and the practical side of working in your superannuation death benefits into your estate plan, with and without a BDBN. Some practical steps and a general guide to ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
25th April 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 162
Episode 130 | No Fault Divorce Laws

Episode 130 | No Fault Divorce Laws

In this segment we discuss what "no fault" divorce laws mean off the back off the UK and wales after 50 years, finally changing their laws to allow "no fault" divorces, something ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
22nd April 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 178
Episode 129 | Illegal mobile phone use

Episode 129 | Illegal mobile phone use

This segment, quite timely in the Easter long weekend, is all about illegal mobile phone use in Qld and NSW, how far does it extend, what penalties, monetary and otherwise apply, and a timely reminder of the double demerit point period this long weekend. A segment to listen to! ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
16th April 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 179
Episode 128 | Buying a Business, What you need to know - Part 2

Episode 128 | Buying a Business, What you need to know - Part 2

This is Part 2 of our double segment on buying a business. 10 minutes of listening can really help you down the track when you are thinkin of buying or selling a business. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqr3Q8w97Ds

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
10th April 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 170
Episode 127 | Buying a Business, What you need to know - Part 1

Episode 127 | Buying a Business, What you need to know - Part 1

In this segment on air, we discussed why proper representation from an experienced lawyer is always required when you buy and/or sell a business. This type of transaction is very different from buying land, a house or a unit and there are many intricacies involved. Buyers could ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
10th April 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 186
Episode 126 | The two year rule on CGT for deceased estates

Episode 126 | The two year rule on CGT for deceased estates

In this segment we discuss the 2 year rule providing an exemption from capitals gains tax (CGT) applying to the sale of a property in a deceased estate. There are certain automatic extensions in extenuating circumstances for the first 2 years following the death of the deceased ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
3rd April 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 188
Episode 125 | Can someone benefit from their own wrong doing?

Episode 125 | Can someone benefit from their own wrong doing?

In this segment we discuss whether someone can benefit from their own crimes in a deceased estate and still stand to inherit. The answer is logical, and it is called the Foreiture Rule. The Forfeiture Rule is a rule based at common law, and in various states and territories in ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
3rd April 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 167
Episode 124 | What is a din and why do you need to know!

Episode 124 | What is a din and why do you need to know!

In this segment we talk again about the DIN, the Director Identification Numbers and why it is so important to listen and understand how this impacts you, from small business owners to large corporations alike. A very simple process that takes 5-10 minutes, can save you facing ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
27th March 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 220
Episode 123 | Getting your deposit back under a pest and building condition!

Episode 123 | Getting your deposit back under a pest and building condition!

This episode is all about our recent win we obtained for a client of ours who was under contract as a buyer. The buyer terminated the contract of sale because they were not satisfied with their pest and building report and the seller refused to return the deposit.  This is a ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
27th March 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 176
Episode 122 | Stamp Duty Secrets revealed!

Episode 122 | Stamp Duty Secrets revealed!

In this episode, we talk about the dreaded stamp duty, another state tax, that is typically payable in most property transactions. We reveal in this episode other transactions where duty is payable (e.g purchase of business assets, chattels and marina berths), and concessions ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
27th March 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 229
Episode 121 | Special guest Lisa Dowie of Pexa, chats with Despina (audio version)

Episode 121 | Special guest Lisa Dowie of Pexa, chats with Despina (audio version)

In this segment we welcome back Lisa Dowie, Chief Customer Officer of PEXA, who chatted with us about the property market, PEXA insights, interesting stats including the most popular suburb in the last quarter for PEXA settlements on the Gold Coast, the recent expansion into ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
19th March 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 167
Episode 121 | Special Guest: Lisa Dowie, Chief Customer Officer of PEXA

Episode 121 | Special Guest: Lisa Dowie, Chief Customer Officer of PEXA

In this segment we welcome back Lisa Dowie, Chief Customer Officer of PEXA, who chatted with us about the property market, PEXA insights, interesting stats including the most popular suburb in the last quarter for PEXA settlements on the Gold Coast, the recent expansion into ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
18th March 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 223
Episode 120 | Apartments and insurance - what a body corporate does not insure for

Episode 120 | Apartments and insurance - what a body corporate does not insure for

In this segment, we discussed what an apartment owner needs to understand and differentiate between what the body corporate insures and what a lot owner has to insure for. You might be surprised to know the difference and what you need to do or ought to do as a lot owner. Take ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
13th March 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 184
Episode 119 | Floods and insurance - what can go wrong???

Episode 119 | Floods and insurance - what can go wrong???

In this segment, we discussed the recent floods in Northern NSW and Queensland, and the impact it has had directly and indirectly on matters such as contracts, buying and selling property now, and your rights if you are under contract and the property has been damaged or destroyed ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
13th March 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 167
Episode 118 | 7 simple steps to making a will

Episode 118 | 7 simple steps to making a will

In this segment I provide 7 simple and easy steps to making a Will. These are the exact steps I take clients through. I really encourage everyone to take a listen to try and understand that it doesn't have to be as daunting as you think, with the right guidance from an experienced ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
26th February 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 156
Episode 117 | Can a body corporate stop you from changing your lock on your apartment?

Episode 117 | Can a body corporate stop you from changing your lock on your apartment?

In this segment, we talk about whether a body corporate can control or stop you from changing your own lock to your apartment in a building. We discuss a very relevant case called Hedges 252' where the Adjudicator found in favour of the lot owner who was able to change their ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
26th February 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 462
Episode 116 | Sellers must now disclose Council

Episode 116 | Sellers must now disclose Council "Communications" - what does this mean?

In this segment, we discuss one of the many recent changes to the REIQ Contract of Sale, and how this impacts on a seller. More onerous obligations in Qld. The change here we focus on is that sellers now need to disclose all communications they may have received from council ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
20th February 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 166
Episode 115 | Cancel Culture again! The Girl Guides saga!

Episode 115 | Cancel Culture again! The Girl Guides saga!

In this segment on Talking Law with Despina, we talk about the recent sacking of the CEO of The Girl Guides Association of Western Australia, merely because she asked a question. Getting rid of someone within an organisation just because they asked a question - cancelling her ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
20th February 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 164
Episode 114 | A cafe in liquidation - what can happen when you don't update your address.

Episode 114 | A cafe in liquidation - what can happen when you don't update your address.

In this segment of Talking Law, we discuss how keeping your address for service of notices up to date can be so important, from your ASIC registered address for your company and business, to your address in your lease and for your mortgage. By not updating your address for service ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
12th February 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 187
Episode 113 | The Controversial Religious Discrimination Bill

Episode 113 | The Controversial Religious Discrimination Bill

In this segment on Talking Law, we chat about the very controversial Religious Discrimination Bill that is currently under public scrutiny. Will the Bill be passed in this election year of 2022? Will the Bill provide for an equal playing field in its attempt to add religion to ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
11th February 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 176
Episode 112 | Smoke alarms and pools - what sellers need to know

Episode 112 | Smoke alarms and pools - what sellers need to know

On Talking Law, this segment is all about the recent changes as from 20 January 2022 for sellers of residential property in Qld, and what they need to do insofar as smoke alarms and pool safety certificates are concerned. The big change as from 20th January is now that the REIQ ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
4th February 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 160
Episode 111 | Fixtures v Chattels

Episode 111 | Fixtures v Chattels

In this segment we talk about the difference between a fixture and a chattel. Very important when selling and buying property. Often including the agreed included chattels in a sale or excluding any fixtures from a sale is missed by all parties. When we receive a contract before ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
4th February 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 229
Episode 110 | Can a lot owner in a body corporate be banned from smoking altogether!

Episode 110 | Can a lot owner in a body corporate be banned from smoking altogether!

A recent case in Qld (the 'Artique' case) has been seen to be a landmark case given that the decision by the Adjudicator was in favour of a lot owner who filed a complaint that her neighbour in the apartment below her, was causing a nuisance and a hazard from persistent smoking ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
31st January 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 216
Episode 109 | New REIQ changes raising an eyebrow in Qld

Episode 109 | New REIQ changes raising an eyebrow in Qld

The new REIQ changes for residential contracts came into effect on 20th January 2022. A particular and significant change has created headlines recently, that of changing the course of a settlement date in Qld. The change is controversial and has raised a few eyebrows recently ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
31st January 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 226
Episode 108 | On talking law - newsflash! The new REIQ contracts for QLD as of 20th January 2022

Episode 108 | On talking law - newsflash! The new REIQ contracts for QLD as of 20th January 2022

On Talking law this week we discussed the new REIQ residential contracts for Qld that commenced today, 20th January 2022, quite timely for our return to the airwaves in our first radio show for 2022. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0YQZm9mIzk

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
20th January 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 149
Episode 107 | First segment for 2022 on talking law - the djokovic case - what was all the fuss about?

Episode 107 | First segment for 2022 on talking law - the djokovic case - what was all the fuss about?

This first segment for 2022 is all bout the Djokovic case and to try and explain at a simplistic level, what actually happened. We try and break down here what caused the Minister for Immigration to cancel his visa and why this decision remained despite a review of the decision ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
20th January 2022
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 204
Episode 106 | What can we expect in 2022?

Episode 106 | What can we expect in 2022?

In our last episode for 2021, we discuss expectations for 2022, the new year just around the corner. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0E15Tpoe_Xk

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
22nd December 2021
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 169
Episode 105 | Highlights and Buzz Words of 2021

Episode 105 | Highlights and Buzz Words of 2021

In our second last episode for 2021, we take you through some of the highs and lows, the highlights of 2021 and the buzz words we all know and well throughout 2021. Hopefully in 2022 some things will change, but perhaps other things will remain the same. We may end up having ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
21st December 2021
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 167
Episode 104 | Friday 17th December - D Day for QLD, Vaccinated be Unvaccinated

Episode 104 | Friday 17th December - D Day for QLD, Vaccinated be Unvaccinated

From 5am Friday 17 December 2021, the new Public Health Direction will commence in Qld segregating the vaccinated from the unvaccinated. Non-essential and essential services are divided where unvaccinated persons will be restricted from accessing non-essential services, and will ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
12th December 2021
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 154
Episode 103 | QLD Border Opens Monday 13th December, What can we expect?

Episode 103 | QLD Border Opens Monday 13th December, What can we expect?

rom 1am Monday 13 December 2021 the Qld border will be open. What will this look like? I think chaos may prevail tomorrow given the complexities involved with the lay person understanding the conditions one must meet to cross. Qld has waited a long time for this. However, there ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
12th December 2021
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 157
Episode 102 | Video Wills and social media accounts

Episode 102 | Video Wills and social media accounts

In this segment, are Video Wills a thing? With the age of technology is it possible that the courts would consider a Video Will over a written one? The courts will always prefer a written document as that is what the law provides, however in certain circumstances a Video Will ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
6th December 2021
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 159
Episode 101 | Can a text message be considered a will?

Episode 101 | Can a text message be considered a will?

In this segment, we talk about whether a text message can be considered a Will. With the progression and advancement of technology over the years, it seems that the Courts may be trying to keep up. The best way to have a Will is the written document, however in certain circumstances ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
6th December 2021
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 206
Episode 100 | Wow we have reached 100 episodes - this is one to watch!

Episode 100 | Wow we have reached 100 episodes - this is one to watch!

In this segment, we talk about the year we have had with COVID and the cases that have emerged through the Courts and the Fair Work Commissioner, the claims filed, the outcomes reached and what perhaps to expect next year. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNKJFaEN5R8

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
28th November 2021
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 160
Episode 99 | What is the 5% Rule??? Developers and buyers listen up. This is for you.

Episode 99 | What is the 5% Rule??? Developers and buyers listen up. This is for you.

In this segment we discuss what the 5% tolerance is for off the plan contracts and projects. A very interesting case has emerged from the Supreme Court of Victoria that determined that a change in the lot size of a master bedroom in an off the plan purchase, that was less than ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
28th November 2021
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 148
Episode 98 | Can you lose your deposit?

Episode 98 | Can you lose your deposit?

In this segment we discuss what happens in Qld if you cannot settle on the nominated settlement date. In Qld you are at a very real risk of losing your entire deposit if you cannot settle. This recently happened to a Brisbane couple, who lost their deposit of $75,000 when their ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
21st November 2021
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 121
Episode 97 | To Vax or Not to Vax? - What happens when parents separate?

Episode 97 | To Vax or Not to Vax? - What happens when parents separate?

As COVID continues to be an emerging issue in society,  in this segment we discuss the difficult situation where parents separate and have differing views as to whether their child or children should receive the COVID 19 vaccine, particularly when the medical debate is ongoing. ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
21st November 2021
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 131
Episode 96 | How to prevent claims against your estate

Episode 96 | How to prevent claims against your estate

This segment is about claims made against deceased estates. We have touched upon previously who are the eligible applicants, that is, who is entitled at law to make a claim against your estate, whether you have included them already as a beneficiary or not. And the law does provide ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
14th November 2021
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 153
Episode 95 | Boom and Bust!

Episode 95 | Boom and Bust!

This segment is all about the Gold Coast "property boom", what has occured during 2021, and how developers are changing the goal posts in their off the plan contracts. I have read numerous off the plan contracts for many Gold Coast projects this year, most of which are fairly ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
14th November 2021
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 126
Episode 94 | Retail shop leases - is a tenant liable under a lease after they sell their business?

Episode 94 | Retail shop leases - is a tenant liable under a lease after they sell their business?

In this segment we discuss whether a tenant can still be held liable under a retail shop lease when they sell their business and a new tenant takes over. Isn't the new tenant liable? ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
7th November 2021
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 175
Episode 93 | Retail shop leases - representations made by the lanldord, how to protect yourself

Episode 93 | Retail shop leases - representations made by the lanldord, how to protect yourself

In this segment, we discuss how you as a tenant can protect yourself when representations are made to you by the landlord or their agent for a new lease or a renewal of an existing lease. What is a lessee disclosure statement and how can you use it to your benefit if a dispute ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
7th November 2021
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 155
Episode 92 | You pay peanuts you get monkeys - Take 2

Episode 92 | You pay peanuts you get monkeys - Take 2

In this segment, we discuss how things can go terrilbly wrong and can cost much more than you bargained for when selling or purchasing property, if you have the wrong representation. In my view, paying the cheapest fee cannot possibly give you the best standard and service. We ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
31st October 2021
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 121
Episode 91 | What is an IM017 Form and why do you care?

Episode 91 | What is an IM017 Form and why do you care?

In this segment we discussed the Australian Immunisation Register and how people can 'opt out' of having their vaccination status information viewed by third parties. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMw19Z8nooQ

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
31st October 2021
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 148
Episode 90 | Insurance companies look out. A new onus on assessing risk of customers has commenced.

Episode 90 | Insurance companies look out. A new onus on assessing risk of customers has commenced.

As from 5 October 2021 there is a new duty of disclosure upon insureds/customers who take out certain insurance. However, this has also placed a great onus on the insurance companies to properly assess the risk of each customer when offering insurance. To be more clear and unambiguous ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
24th October 2021
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 122
Episode 89 | The new era of Director ID's are almost upon us.

Episode 89 | The new era of Director ID's are almost upon us.

As from 1 November 2021 all existing directors and new directors will need to apply for their own unique ID director number. There is plenty to know and understand what this means for company directors, so take a listen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoUfF5vUUrA

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
24th October 2021
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 119
Episode 88 | New public health order in NSW - Restrictions on Unvaccinated Persons - Part 2

Episode 88 | New public health order in NSW - Restrictions on Unvaccinated Persons - Part 2

The changing landscape of NSW. This is part 2 of the series concerning the new public health order and laws and how this affects everyone in NSW concerning who can access places of residence and other public places, segregating fully vaccinated persons from unvaccinated persons, ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
11th October 2021
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 115
Episode 87 | New public health order in NSW - Restrictions on Unvaccinated Persons - Part 1

Episode 87 | New public health order in NSW - Restrictions on Unvaccinated Persons - Part 1

Part 1 of a 2 part series to discuss the new NSW public covid-19 general order in place as of 11 October 2021, placing restrictions on those persons who are unvaccinated from accessing places of residence and other public places. Everyone in NSW needs to listen to this to understand ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
11th October 2021
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 120
Episode 86 | Show cause - is your property non-compliant?

Episode 86 | Show cause - is your property non-compliant?

This segment is all about show cause notices and enforcement notices issued by Council against real property. How can you find out if your property under contract you are buying is subject to one of these, and if so, what to do about it. It all comes down to having an experienced ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
10th October 2021
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 120
Episode 85 | NSW becomes a mandatory eConveyancing state - what does this mean?

Episode 85 | NSW becomes a mandatory eConveyancing state - what does this mean?

This segment explains in detail the ramifications for land owners and buyers of property in NSW come 11 October 2021 when NSW moves to become a mandatory econveyancing state and paper title deeds will hold no value. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amaRAA3VC4M

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
10th October 2021
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 126
Episode 84 | No more paper title deeds in NSW

Episode 84 | No more paper title deeds in NSW

This segment is about the new laws that will commence from 11 October 2021 in NSW. Paper title deeds will be no more. What does this mean and what are the consequences as a result? ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
4th October 2021
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 172
Episode 83 | No jab no entry

Episode 83 | No jab no entry

This segment is a discussion on COVID-19, where we have come from to where we are now, to becoming a vaccinated country and whether a 'no jab no entry policy' for public places and the like, will become the norm in our society. Is it discriminatory in nature? Or is it acceptable? ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
4th October 2021
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 126
Episode 82 | New Sex Discrimination Laws (Respect at Work) Bill - What are the changes?

Episode 82 | New Sex Discrimination Laws (Respect at Work) Bill - What are the changes?

This segment is all about the new federal laws regarding sex discrimination in the workplace. Some very interesting changes have come about for employees and employers, including broadening the definition of "worker" to now include unpaid works (e.g. apprentices, trainees, volunteers). ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
26th September 2021
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 151
Episode 81 | More Covid Challenges... Am I a Sovereign Citzen?

Episode 81 | More Covid Challenges... Am I a Sovereign Citzen?

This segment is all about the ongoing Covid-19 challenges we continue to face as a nation and one of those is this notion of being a sovereign citizen of Australia where the laws of this country do not apply. Think again! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99_JVvBmv8M

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
26th September 2021
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 142
Episode 80 | What next is in store for NSW?

Episode 80 | What next is in store for NSW?

This segment discusses the recent changes once again in NSW from Dr Kerry Chant concerning "high risk COVID-19 premises" and how 1 person who is found to be positive in a high ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
19th September 2021
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 136
Episode 79 | Be careful what you post on Facebook - Landmark decision that may affect us all

Episode 79 | Be careful what you post on Facebook - Landmark decision that may affect us all

In this segment we discuss the recent High Court case aginst Fairfax Media and Newscorp who were both found to be "publishers" of third party commentary posted on their facebook page. What does this mean for all of us who have a facebook page and who post articles for third parties ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
19th September 2021
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 139
Episode 78 | Fur Babies in property settlements

Episode 78 | Fur Babies in property settlements

This segment discusses how your pets can be considered "property" in a property settlement and how the court will determine who gets your pet in a separation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J60DGBknDNY

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
12th September 2021
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 135
Episode 76 | Property Boom or Crash - Be Warned

Episode 76 | Property Boom or Crash - Be Warned

This segment is all about the current property boom on the Gold Coast and people wanting to buy off the plan, often sight unseen. What are some of the important aspects you need to be aware of before you sign that off the plan contract. What may be in store for the future. ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
12th September 2021
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 123
Episode 75 | Your COVID stories told!

Episode 75 | Your COVID stories told!

COVID 19 Update and Developments - your stories told!!! Border restrictions, Government funded vaccine compensation schemes, employer and employee vaccine issues, the list goes on and on. This week I mentioned a few peoplep on air that have reached out to me recently about their ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
6th September 2021
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 127
Episode 74 | No-fault compensation scheme for the COVID 19 vaccine.

Episode 74 | No-fault compensation scheme for the COVID 19 vaccine.

This segment discusses the possibility of a no-fault compensation scheme for adverse rare reactions to the COVID 19 vaccine, and whether or not it may be rolled out in Australia. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXV8zuJp-9A

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
29th August 2021
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 127
Episode 73 | Should you mandate a covid 19 vaccine in the workplace?

Episode 73 | Should you mandate a covid 19 vaccine in the workplace?

This segment is all about what employers should consider before simply mandating a covid 19 vaccine in the workplace. Would a vaccination direction be considered discriminatory? Should employers be offering other options to employees (physically distancing, working remotely). ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
29th August 2021
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 148
Episode 72 | Chaos at the NSW/QLD border - what next!

Episode 72 | Chaos at the NSW/QLD border - what next!

On talking law - chaos at the NSW/QLD border - enough is enough! Something needs to change https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cx5dbH_9cOY

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
29th August 2021
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 140
Episode 71 | The top 10 vital things you don’t know about buying/selling property - Part 2

Episode 71 | The top 10 vital things you don’t know about buying/selling property - Part 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vhS2teCKlE

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
13th August 2021
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 179
Episode 70 | The top 10 vital things you don’t know about buying/selling property - Part 1

Episode 70 | The top 10 vital things you don’t know about buying/selling property - Part 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzhFEAxB4aI

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
13th August 2021
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 202
Episode 69 | Are you in a de facto relationship?

Episode 69 | Are you in a de facto relationship?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZb0gBQ0RgI

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
12th August 2021
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 126
Episode 68 | Working and Parenting from home - navigating the waters

Episode 68 | Working and Parenting from home - navigating the waters

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bqTS3Tt7hI

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
7th August 2021
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 129
Episode 67 | Do I need to prove my medical exemption NSW?

Episode 67 | Do I need to prove my medical exemption NSW?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2NAw17DOFY

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
4th August 2021
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 126
Episode 66 | Changes to wearing face masks in NSW

Episode 66 | Changes to wearing face masks in NSW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmX_4aYNObA

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
3rd August 2021
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 112
Talking Law ep 65 - Q & A session part 2

Episode 65 | Q & A Session Part 2

Talking Law with Despina, Q & A Part 2: nuisance issues, what can you do to evidence that nuisance. Plus, we also talk about the new laws concerning debt collectors and how they are to be licensed as of 1 July 2021: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrpsXRUah0k

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
1st August 2021 (Updated 18th June 2022)
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 630
Talking Law ep 64 - Q & A session part 1

Episode 64 | Q & A Session Part 1

On Talking Law in this episode, your questions answered, from microwave issues and privacy, to how far a body corporate can go in collecting evidence to justify a breach, to dog barking incidents in neighbours. Take a listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uICE172hv0U

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
1st August 2021 (Updated 18th June 2022)
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 571
Talking Law ep 63 - Busting the Myths… COVID human rights

Episode 63 | Busting the Myths… COVID human rights

On Talking law with Despina, we discuss the myths of face masks and QR Codes in the midst of our basic human rights. So many pieces of legislation to navigate including the Anti-discrimination ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
1st August 2021 (Updated 18th June 2022)
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 236
Talking Law ep 62 - Busting the Myths on QR code’s and Face Masks in QLD

Episode 62 | Busting the Myths on QR code’s and Face Masks in QLD

This is our special edition of Talking Law, it is Q & A Day, your say, where I do my very best to answer your questions sent it. Take a listen. The questions here focus primarily ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
1st August 2021 (Updated 18th June 2022)
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 433
Talking Law ep 61 - Food for Thought: employment arrangements post covid

Episode 61 | Food for Thought: employment arrangements post covid

On Talking Law with Despina, normalising the work place in the right way, as COVID is here to stay. Take a listen, whether you are an employer or employee: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swf1dP31IWs

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
1st August 2021 (Updated 18th June 2022)
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 215
Talking Law ep 60 - New Defamation Laws

Episode 60 | New Defamation Laws

New Defamation Laws in Qld and in other states as of 1 July 2021. New rules for those who believe they may have been defamed and for those who are pursued for a claim of defamation. Take a listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccAPTB1H1CM

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
1st August 2021 (Updated 18th June 2022)
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 255
Talking Law ep 59 - Voluntary assisted dying bill - new laws to pass in QLD

Episode 59 | Voluntary assisted dying bill - new laws to pass in QLD

On Talking Law with Despina, we discuss the new Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill that has been introduced into Qld for discussion. Not law yet, but perhaps to be rolled out in 2023: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8l1_V_PGhiY

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
1st August 2021 (Updated 18th June 2022)
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 234
Talking Law ep 58 - Magistrate who had relationship with young court clerk wins her super benefits

Episode 58 | Magistrate who had relationship with young court clerk wins her super benefits

On Talking Law, we discussed a recent article concerning the Magistrate who had a short relationship with his young clerk who was then awarded her superannuation benefit upon her passing. Very interesting and topical, take a listen, particularly beneficial for those who are thinking ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
1st August 2021 (Updated 18th June 2022)
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 261

Episode 57 | Joint tenants v tenants in common, structures of asset ownership and protection

Taking Law ep 57 - joint tenants v tenants in common, structures of asset ownership and protection. What does it really mean at a practical level. Take a listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeekFMfQwE8

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
1st August 2021 (Updated 18th June 2022)
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 268
Talking Law ep 56 - Finding love late in life - and how to guard yourself with a proper estate plan

Episode 56 | Finding love late in life - and how to guard yourself with a proper estate plan

On Talking Law with Despina, finding love late in life. Living in Manufactured Home Parks, or land lease communities as they are now commonly known, can be interesting. Particularly for single people who find love late in life and consideration needs to be given to your home ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
1st August 2021 (Updated 18th June 2022)
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 212
Talking Law ep 55 - The most important day, Settlement

Episode 55 | The most important day, Settlement!

On Talking Law with Despina, the most important day - Settlement. What you need to know and why it is so important to use an experienced law firm like Priala Legal. Anything can go wrong. Take a listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bID-CRJ8_Dc

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
1st August 2021 (Updated 18th June 2022)
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 264

Episode 54 | Buying or selling a business - what you need to know!

Talking Law with Despina - this episode we talked about what you need to know when you are buying or selling a business: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oxN3QBlGZ0

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
1st August 2021 (Updated 18th June 2022)
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 264
Talking Law ep 53 - You pay peanuts, you get monkeys!

Episode 53 | You pay peanuts, you get monkeys!

On Talking Law with Despina, you pay peanuts you get monkeys. There is something to be said that you get what you pay for, particularly when buying and selling property, which is now so complex in Queensland. Do yourself a favour and choose a property solicitor who is well experienced ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
1st August 2021 (Updated 18th June 2022)
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 282
Talking Law ep 52 - Deliveroo driver an employee not independent contractor

Episode 52 | Deliveroo driver an employee not independent contractor

On Talking Law with Despina, we discussed the recent case of the Deliveroo Driver who was found to be an employee and not an indepedent contractor. The employer had some interesting arguments put forward including that the deliveroo driver was an entrepreneur, however the Fair ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
1st August 2021 (Updated 18th June 2022)
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 240
Talking Law with Despina Ep 51 - Palm Beach Salon discriminates

Episode 51 | Palm Beach Salon discriminates

On Talking Law with Despina, we discuss the recent Palm Beach Salon who refused customers to her salon because they had the COVID vaccine. Isn't this discrimination? Take a listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVxhKpfbgF4

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
1st August 2021 (Updated 18th June 2022)
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 213
Talking Law with Despina - The Rise of Woke Corporations

Episode 50 | The Rise of Woke Corporations

On Talking Law, the Rise of Woke Corporations. Businesses are work, people are work. What does that mean? Virtual signalling perhaps. This is really about individuals and businesses coming out and taking a stance on social justice issues and trying to be the social moral compass ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
1st August 2021 (Updated 18th June 2022)
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 205
DIRECTOR ID'S - A NEW ERA OF DIRECTOR IDENTIFICATION AWAITS

Episode 49 | Director ID's - A New Era of Director Identification Awaits

On Talking Law, we discuss the new laws that are to commence where directors will now need to obtain a unique DIN - Directors Identification Number - to stamp out illegal phoenixing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpYFjHZ8uF4

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
24th May 2021 (Updated 18th June 2022)
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 405
Land slides and homes sinking, why experts are important for your purchase

Episode 48 | Land slides and homes sinking, why experts are important for your purchase

On talking law, this episode is all about the recent articles in Sydney and the Gold Coast about land slippages and sinking homes, and how we can help buyers educate themselves about property before they buy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55V5c4nQIxQ

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
24th May 2021 (Updated 18th June 2022)
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 292
Episode 47 | Contracts, What to do

Episode 47 | Contracts, What to do

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lL3dxTZB-ho

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
24th May 2021
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 123
Sunset Clauses– Helping vendors achieve their goals

Episode 46 | Sunset Clauses– Helping vendors achieve their goals

On Talking Law - we discuss how sunset clauses can assist vendors achieve their goals by giving them flexibility in a buoyant market when selling their property. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5agjXIQ183s

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
24th May 2021 (Updated 18th June 2022)
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 267
 Body Corporate Records Search – Why it's so important

Episode 45 | Body Corporate Records Search – Why it's so important

On Talking Law - we discuss why it is so important for buyers to order a body corporate records search on a unit or townhouse, any property that is within a body corporate, to reveal information that the vendor is not obligated to provide, or perhaps information the vendor is ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
24th May 2021 (Updated 18th June 2022)
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 324
Cancel Culture - a message to all

Episode 44 | Cancel Culture - a message to all

On Talking Law - we discuss the recent controversial phenomenon of 'Cancel Culture' and why you should not simply conform. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWkpvD-7Bgc

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
24th May 2021 (Updated 18th June 2022)
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 322
Where contracts can go wrong

Episode 43 | Where contracts can go wrong

Talking Law - in this segment we discuss how contracts can go very wrong. Buying and selling property is meant to be easy but it just isn't. The intricacies of contract and property law, will dictate unfortunately a different outcome sometimes. You need to always seek advice ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
24th May 2021 (Updated 18th June 2022)
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 228
A win for privacy, ACCC wins legal battle against google, for your privacy

Episode 42 | A win for privacy, ACCC wins legal battle against google, for your privacy

The big giant Google was defeated by our very own ACCC. If privacy is important to you please take a listen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0qJ_PwyTKA

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
24th May 2021 (Updated 18th June 2022)
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 239
How Developers will benefit from changes to the home builder grant.

Episode 41 | How Developers will benefit from changes to the home builder grant.

How Developers will benefit from changes to the home builder grant. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEePR5SIAKs

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
24th May 2021 (Updated 18th June 2022)
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 218
New laws for casual employees

Episode 40 | New laws for casual employees

On Talking Law, we make mention of the new laws that will commence this year with casual employees and how to identify them pursuant to a contract of sale that will be required. Take a listen! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwVN1DlzA6Q

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
24th May 2021 (Updated 18th June 2022)
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 287
The Home Builder Grant and what you don't know

Episode 39 | The Home Builder Grant and what you don't know

On Talking Law, we discuss the ins and outs of the home builder grantand what you need to know for eligibility and other issues. Take a listen! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vo6oq4_zJJY

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
24th May 2021 (Updated 18th June 2022)
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 233
Episode 38 | Special guest PEXA Chief Customer Officer Lisa Dowie - talking all things PEXA.

Episode 38 | Special guest PEXA Chief Customer Officer Lisa Dowie - talking all things PEXA.

In this segment we had Lisa Dowie, Chief Customer Officer for PEXA join us on the program to talk all things PEXA for Qld. Priala Legal enjoys being a member and subscriber of PEXA which provides enormous benefits for our business and in turn our clients. Lisa talks about future ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
25th March 2021
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 147
Episode 37 | Claims handlers to become licensed, finally

Episode 37 | Claims handlers to become licensed, finally

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Mv4dNf0NRo

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
24th March 2021
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 113
Episode 36 | Caravan park owner to pay 2.3M in compensation

Episode 36 | Caravan park owner to pay 2.3M in compensation

Misleading and deceptive conduct and unconscionable conduct at its worst. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zr0JW8-qCj0

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
24th March 2021
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 121
Episode 35 | Wokeness trumped by common sense at Minter Ellison

Episode 35 | Wokeness trumped by common sense at Minter Ellison

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKA4c_CZ9LU

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
20th March 2021
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 131
Episode 33 | Trial by social media leads to mob rule

Episode 33 | Trial by social media leads to mob rule

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76gIAY0OWIM

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
10th March 2021
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 130
Episode 34 | Human prejudice at its worst

Episode 34 | Human prejudice at its worst

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V34JYRDVI3c

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
10th March 2021
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 126
The Right to Remain Silent in criminal cases - trial by social media!!!

Episode 32 | The Right to Remain Silent in criminal cases - Trial by social media!!!

This week on Talking Law, the right to remain silent in criminal cases, does it work? Perhaps quite timely given recent events within Parliament, that we talk more about this very real hot topic. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wW6Fv_7__30

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
4th March 2021 (Updated 18th June 2022)
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 385
Talking Law with Despina - The Evolution of Property and PEXA!

Episode 31 | The Evolution of Property and PEXA!

How PEXA has transformed property settlements and transactions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CX8TaSvyQEI

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
3rd March 2021 (Updated 18th June 2022)
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 359
The Family Court gets a makeover!

Episode 30 | The Family Court gets a makeover!

This week on Talking law we discuss the proposed changes to the Family Court by our Attorney General. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPh0y8r0MpE

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
26th February 2021 (Updated 18th June 2022)
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 336
Australia's first Emoji Case!

Episode 29 | Australia's first Emoji Case!

This week we talk about a real case in the NSW District Court on how an Emoji has now found to possibly have the capacity to be defamatory. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvA0Xh7yoUQ

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
25th February 2021 (Updated 18th June 2022)
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 416
Talking Law with Despina - CIC Corruption Investigation

Episode 28 | CIC Corruption Investigation

The Commonwealth Integrity Commission - a new era of corruption investigation perhaps. What is it and what is it designed to do for Australians. Take a listen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9il38nwvhK8

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
17th February 2021 (Updated 18th June 2022)
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 263
Talking Law with Despina - The Spot

Episode 27 | The Spot

A new way for pet lovers to enjoy strata living, a first in Qld. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfE09dCBpD0

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
17th February 2021 (Updated 18th June 2022)
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 288
Talking Law with Despina - licensees' responsibility v patrons' responsibility

Episode 26 | Licensees' responsibility v patrons' responsibility

In this episode we talk about a recent case that has resurfaced and how contributory negligence may play out in the real world. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfdOQxg1vr0

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
16th February 2021 (Updated 18th June 2022)
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 276
Talking Law with Despina - The Bunnings Debacle

Episode 25 | The Bunnings Debacle

In this episode we talk about an unfortunate incident that occured at Bunnings recently which will now no doubt force Bunnings to review their policies as a result of individual conduct inside the store: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMRxCCBtwz8

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
16th February 2021 (Updated 18th June 2022)
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 268
Talking Law with Despina - Bankruptcy and the potential loss of inheritance

Episode 24 | Bankruptcy and the potential loss of inheritance

Take a listen to the ins and outs of what happens during your bankruptcy period. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mMcppp5_hY

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
4th February 2021 (Updated 18th June 2022)
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 257
Talking Law with Despina - Australia the Nanny State

Episode 23 | Australia the Nanny State

Are we over regulated as a nation? Take a listen, an interesting discussion and debate. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Hbdn_3hdDs

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
4th February 2021 (Updated 18th June 2022)
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 399
Talking Law with Despina - COVID-19 in the Workplace - Part 2

Episode 22 | COVID-19 in the Workplace - Part 2

This segment continues with practical examples of how COVID-19 may impact on the workplace. Take a listen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwKl5WBSR3s

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
28th January 2021 (Updated 18th June 2022)
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Talking Law with Despina - COVID-19 in the Workplace - Part 1

Episode 22 | COVID-19 in the Workplace - Part 1

This week's segment is all about how COVID-19 can affect the workplace for employers and employees - for example the COVID-19 vaccine and potential bullying situations. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihh65d2lkgk

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
28th January 2021 (Updated 18th June 2022)
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 273
Talking Law with Despina - New Online Safety Laws to Commence

Episode 21 | New Online Safety Laws to Commence

This week's segment of Talking Law with Despina - Part 1 - all about the Online Safety Bill and how this will impact real Australians in using products and services online safely. ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
22nd January 2021 (Updated 18th June 2022)
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 288
Talking Law with Despina - big win for small business and the Jobkeeper

Episode 20 | Big win for small business and the Jobkeeper

A hot off the press decision handed down on 21 December 2020 for small business owners relating to jobkeeper eligibility, a win against the Commissioner of Taxation. Have a listen as this could apply to you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fcqi7R1A-CY

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
21st January 2021 (Updated 18th June 2022)
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 273
Talking law with Despina - My Christmas List of Do's and Don'ts

Episode 19 | My Christmas List of Do's and Don'ts

In this last segment for 2020, the Christmas edition, I give you my top 11 list of Christmas Do’s and Dont’s with a legal twist. Here is the first 11 Do’s. Next ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
21st December 2020 (Updated 18th June 2022)
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 350
Talking Law with Despina - My Christmas list of Don'ts

Episode 18 | My Christmas list of Don'ts

In this very last segment for 2020 My Christmas List of Dont’s. Talkin law with Despina will resume in January 2021! Have a safe and happy holiday everyone ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vu8K5OpT2qk

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
20th December 2020 (Updated 18th June 2022)
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 472
Most common mistakes when signing a contract

Episode 17 | Most common mistakes when signing a contract

In this week's segment we talk about the more common mistakes made when embarking on signing a contract of sale for property. Here are some tips for everyone, the novice and the experienced. Have a listen! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRzMbay4lnM

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
13th December 2020 (Updated 18th June 2022)
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 304
Step away from Social Media - how using social media can impact on your compensation claims

Episode 16 | Step away from Social Media - How using social media can impact on your compensation claims

In this segment, we talk about how using social media can have a negative impact on any litigation you may embark on or other types of claims, including compensation and other ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
12th December 2020 (Updated 18th June 2022)
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 316
Talking law with Despina - all about the recent changes to the Home Builder Grant - understand the fine print

Episode 15 | All about the recent changes to the Home Builder Grant - understand the fine print

In this week's segment, we talk about the fine print in relation to the recent extensions to the Home Builder Grant. Take a listen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnMaYOWIZJY

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
3rd December 2020 (Updated 18th June 2022)
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 344
Talking Law with Despina - a test case against an insurance company - fighting the good fight

Episode 14 | A test case against an insurance company - fighting the good fight

In this week's segment we talk about a recent test case in the NSW Court of Appeal and how an insured won against an insurance company that rejected a business interruption insurance ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
2nd December 2020 (Updated 18th June 2022)
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 309
Talking Law with Despina - a claim made against a victims deceased estate

Episode 13 | A claim made against a victims deceased estate

In this video we talk about the recently published story of how the step-son of the late Hannah Clark can make a claim against her estate, where the death was caused by the sole ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
26th November 2020 (Updated 18th June 2022)
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 308
Talking Law with Despina - NSW changes to stamp duty

Episode 12 | NSW changes to stamp duty

This week we talk about radical NSW law reforms concerning stamp duty, with home owners being able to "opt in" to pay an annual tax instead. Is it the saving grace people think? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqZ5yjet6Ko

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
26th November 2020 (Updated 18th June 2022)
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 305
Talking Law - First Home Buyers (house and land packages)

Episode 11 | First Home Buyers Beware!

On Talking Law with Despina this week, we look at some of the things that first home buyers should be aware of particularly when purchasing house and land packages. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcA3O6MTYCs

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
18th November 2020 (Updated 18th June 2022)
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 347
Companies and powers of attorney

Episode 10 | Should a Company have a power of attorney?

On Talking Law with Despina this week, we look at why a company should have a power of attorney in place as part of your overall estate plan, particularly where you may be the sole director and/or sole shareholder of a company. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ey49MhAZBLU

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
18th November 2020 (Updated 18th June 2022)
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 379
Talking Law - Enduring powers of attorney

Episode 9 | Enduring Powers of Attorney

Talking Law with Despina - this week we talked about the importance of having an enduring power of attorney and the changes to forms coming into force in Qld as from 30 November 2020. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ks_2TE9RYOE

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
12th November 2020 (Updated 18th June 2022)
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 353
Talking Law - Changes to Consumer Law

Episode 8 | Changes to Consumer Laws

Talking Law with Despina - in this segment we talk about the changes to the AUstralian Consumer Law and how the defintion of "consumer" is changing from 1 July 2021 with the monetary ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
11th November 2020 (Updated 18th June 2022)
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 369
Episode 7 | Police have no right to your phone pin

Episode 7 | Police have no right to your phone pin

In this segment we cover the right to be able to refuse to give your mobile phone pin to the police, in Queensland. Gold Coast man’s claim of legal privilege, refusing to give police access to mobile phone pin, results in backing from one of Queensland’s highest courts. ...

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
4th November 2020
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 133
Episode 6 | Personal Asset Protection

Episode 6 | Personal Asset Protection

In this segment we talk about the PPSR (Personal Property Securities Register) and how to protect your personal assets from being lost to a liquidator. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dn_FwuH9-n0

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
4th November 2020
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 116
Episode 5 | $40M Sydney Waterfront Windfall Estate Litigation

Episode 5 | $40M Sydney Waterfront Windfall Estate Litigation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAtCjLzKQLQ

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
4th November 2020 (Updated 2nd November 2020)
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 130
Talking Law - Off the Plan Contracts

Episode 4 | Off the Plan Contracts

Here is the link to my youtube video of my onair radio breakfast show segment 28 October 2020. All about off the plan contracts. Take a listen. Any queries please give us a call on 55291 294: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLjDkzetT_w

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
4th November 2020 (Updated 18th June 2022)
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 353
Episode 3 | Buying off the plan contracts

Episode 3 | Buying off the plan contracts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEaEb1pVT1c

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
2nd November 2020 (Updated 28th October 2020)
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 141
Talking Law - Retaining Walls

Episode 2 | Retaining Walls

Here is my radio segment on Retaining Walls - very interesting take a listen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mQBBR7xNCA

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
2nd November 2020 (Updated 18th June 2022)
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 373
Talking Law - Neighbourhood Disputes

Episode 1 | Neighbourhood Disputes

Have a listen to my radio segment here - all about neighbourhood disputes. There is more to it than meets the eye. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyPkH9ByJ8A

Despina PrialaPosted By Despina Priala
1st November 2020 (Updated 18th June 2022)
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 396
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