Lost or Unsigned Trust Deeds? Here’s How to Handle Them

We’ve got some exciting news for you. The latest update on the Smarter SMSF platform introduces a fantastic new feature called Smarter Legal Review (SLR). This feature is a game-changer, allowing you to get top-notch legal advice from the super-experienced team at Hill Legal. Led by Chris Hill, a principal lawyer and accredited specialist SMSF adviser with over 15 years of experience in superannuation law, this team knows their stuff.

Pensioner Duty Exemptions: What You Need to Know

As of July 1, 2023, the State Revenue Office updated the eligibility criteria for pensioners applying for stamp duty concessions, aligning the purchase price thresholds with that of the First Home Buyer exemption or concession.

Strategies for Efficiently Resolving Property Disputes

Property disputes are a common yet complex issue in Australia, often involving significant financial and emotional stakes. Whether it’s a boundary disagreement, a breach of contract, or a landlord-tenant conflict, resolving these disputes efficiently and effectively is crucial. At Hill Legal, we specialise in providing expert legal advice and representation to navigate the intricacies of property law and achieve favorable outcomes for our clients.

Vacant Residential Land Tax — Changes to ‘Holiday Home’ Exemption

In December 2023, substantial changes were made to property taxes in Victoria including Vacant Residential Land Tax (VRLT). From 1 January 2025, owners of residential property in Victoria that are vacant for more than six months in the previous calendar year are liable for the VRLT unless an exemption applies. ‘Holiday homes’ that comply with certain criteria are one of the key exemptions.