The Five Things You Can do to Assist in a Smooth Transaction When Buying a Property

Written by rouse_admin on November 1, 2017

Looking to buy? It doesn’t matter if it’s your first home, an investment or if you have done it a dozen times, it’s a big deal.

Here are the top five things you can do to ensure your purchase runs as smoothly as possible:

1. Forward us a copy of the Contract before you sign:

It is extremely important that you know your rights under the Contract and the critical dates and conditions contained in it. We normally suggest inserting building

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How to handle renewals with a difficult franchisee

Written by rouse_admin on October 24, 2017

This Article was previously published on the Inside Franchise Business website.

How to handle renewals with a difficult franchisee

Entering a Franchise Agreement (Agreement) with a franchisee is a commitment for the term of the franchise. Dealing with a difficult franchisee can be problematic when locked into a contract and trying to maintain a business relationship. Whether it’s a clash of personalities or contrasting business values, a franchise relationship can easily become strained.

A “difficult” franchisee can range from someone who frequently questions your

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6 steps to set up a franchised business

Written by rouse_admin on October 24, 2017

This Article was previously published on the Inside Franchise Business website.

There are six simple steps to follow if you’re planning to buy a franchise:

Step 1 – Research

There are many franchise systems to choose from.  A franchise is a long-term commitment. Ensure you do thorough research and due diligence before you decide on a system. Get as much information and as many figures as you can. You don’t need a business degree to run a franchise, but it

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MAIN RESIDENCES IN ESTATE PLANNING – CAUTION REQUIRED

Written by rouse_admin on October 20, 2017

The use of testamentary trusts in estate planning (particularly for clients with a reasonable level of income producing investments) is relatively standard practice. It is not uncommon in preparing the Will to pass all of the assets of the testator into one or more testamentary trusts.

The tax advantages of testamentary trusts are obvious – distributions to minors are not restricted to a $416 limit as applies to discretionary trusts, as well as the income splitting advantages of discretionary testamentary trusts.

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If it’s too good to be true… it could cost you.

Written by rouse_admin on October 3, 2017

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Consumer Affairs Victoria v Gibson

The Federal Court has handed down its decision on penalties against Belle Gibson.

Ms Gibson rose to fame (and infamy) surrounding promotions of her book and mobile app titled The Whole Pantry, wherein she claimed to have beaten cancer through diet and alternative therapies after rejecting conventional cancer treatment.

The App and Book, published in August 2013 and November 2014 respectively, netted Gibson and her related company estimated sales of over $1 million, along with breakfast

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Business Lawyer Brisbane with Rouse Lawyers

Written by rouse_admin on September 28, 2017

Selling A Business in Queensland – What your Brisbane Business Lawyer Does

When selling your business there are many legal factors to consider, and if you are considering selling your business you should seek advice and guidance from a business lawyer well in advance. A Brisbane based business lawyer will have intimate knowledge of how businesses are valued, and the skillset and expertise to prepare the necessary documentation. Doing these things will help ensure you receive the best possible outcome from

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ESTATE PLANNING MADE SIMPLE

Written by rouse_admin on September 20, 2017

If you like to avoid conflict, stress and unnecessary expense – then the importance of a proper estate planning review and suite of documents, cannot be under-estimated.

Estate Planning – 8 Key Considerations

Benefit from your wealth [home, investments, superannuation, trust interests, inheritances, businesses etc] (as opposed to an unworthy beneficiary, ex-spouse, the Australian Taxation Office or Trustee in Bankruptcy)?
If you are hospitalized tomorrow, on heavy medication needing a back operation, who will pay your rates, instruct your rental property managers, authorize

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Franchisors beware: Employment laws toughen again!

Written by rouse_admin on September 13, 2017

On 5 September 2017, the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017 passed both Houses of Parliament. Once the Bill receives Royal Assent, this legislation will have massive ramifications on the franchising industry.

Under the existing laws, a franchisor may potentially be held to be liable for a franchisee’s breach of workplace laws if the franchisor is involved in the contravention.

Along with increasing maximum penalties for employers who deliberately breach minimum wage and entitlement obligations under the Fair Work Act

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MAIN RESIDENCES IN ESTATE PLANNING – CAUTION REQUIRED

Written by rouse_admin on September 6, 2017

The use of testamentary trusts in estate planning (particularly for clients with a reasonable level of income producing investments) is relatively standard practice. It is not uncommon in preparing the Will to pass all of the assets of the testator into one or more testamentary trusts.

The tax advantages of testamentary trusts are obvious – distributions to minors are not restricted to a $416 limit as applies to discretionary trusts, as well as the income splitting advantages of discretionary testamentary trusts.

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If you’re gonna say it, you better mean it!

Written by rouse_admin on August 30, 2017

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Janine Allis, founder of Boost Juice and Retail Zoo, delivered a punch to two gym owners and Shark Tank hopefuls this week. The guys were pitching a food product to the Sharks, and the packaging revealed it was ‘engineered to accelerate muscle growth and increase energy levels’.

When asked whether they had completed any clinical trials, or had any proof that their food product actually did what the packaging said, the answer was no.

‘Misleading!’, was Allis’ response.

‘At the moment,

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