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Understanding Legal Aid – Sydney NSW

Posted on January 8, 2019 in Uncategorized

Legal Aid Sydney falls under the Legal Aid Commission Act of 1979 of New South Wales. It is an independent statutory body. Disadvantaged members of the Sydney and New South Wales community are entitled to make an application to this body for legal aid and other legal services. The Legal Aid body is governed by ten board members. They are appointed to office by the Attorney General New South Wales and decide on the policies and strategies to implement. This board stands for certain important groups such as the Bar Association of New South Wales and the Law Society of New South Wales and welfare groups. It is the Chief Executive who takes care of the daily running of Legal Aid or LA New South Wales and is assisted by the Executive.

A function of Legal Aid Sydney is to ensure that disadvantaged individuals have their rights protected. This body understands it can only be accomplished if people are provided fair access to the law. The most disadvantaged groups are those who are institutionalized, women, non English speaking and Torres Strait islanders and Aboriginal people. The applications of these groups receive preference.

Legal Aid Sydney and throughout New South Wales has offices and clinics for advice. These are to be found in both urban and rural areas. The group also has private lawyers to represent their disadvantaged clients. Grants are given for admin law, veteran’s issues, family, mental health and criminal matters. Strictly speaking, legal aids are not completely free as clients often have to pay some money towards a court case. This is seen as a contribution and the amount will vary because it depends on the individual’s financial situation.

To be accepted by the group, an applicant must be eligible. To find out whether you are eligible there is a means test indicator for this purpose. The means test will identify to you whether you are financially eligible for assistance. It is important to note that this is one of the tests you must go through. There are other tests that take into account other issues and not just your finances. Passing the provided Means Test Indicator does not mean you are eligible. You must also take the other tests.

If you are eligible then financial advice is free and a consultation will take around twenty minutes. It is when court cases are involved that you would be expected to make a contribution towards the cost. A private Legal Aid lawyer will represent you and take care of your brief.

Buying Property in Spain – Understanding the Legal Documents

Posted on January 6, 2019 in Uncategorized

Congratulations on your decision to buy property in Spain and we hope you love and enjoy every moment of your purchase and stay in the Spanish coast, however, we are here to help you with some information, which is legal.

Just because you now have the services of a reputed lawyer doesn’t mean the task is done, it is important that you understand the laws and the legal documents to the core, since we are talking huge financial transactions here and you wouldn’t want to juggle around with such a large investment.

Please read on and keep the following terms and clauses in mind when understanding the legal documents in Spain.

The plan parcial is what the Spaniards call as the piece of land and the location where you plan to buy your property. This needs to be registered by the TOWN HALL and this means that you would know if any future urbanization projects would or wouldn’t affect your property at large.

Next you would hear of the Registro del La Propiedad, especially if you are buying real estate near Costa del Sol or anywhere else in Spain. This has to be registered with the registry that registers properties and is the last paper which needs this act. It would include property details, the title owners information, the notary responsible for the escritoire and mortgage details.

Even though the property you intend on buying may have been built to perfection, one needs to check small alterations if any, permissions by the authorities need to be taken for any small or big alteration and this would reflect in the solicitud de licencia de obras which comes at a small fee.

Check for reservation contracts as well, which would have the purchaser private information, the agents private information, property type and the plot of the property, the price of the property in question(Euros only), payment method and the formula that derives it and finally, the signature and date of the buyer and seller.

The nota simple would be another legal term which means simple note. The land registry office gives it out for a small fee and would entail the registration details of the property for you to check and keep an eye on.

The all important contract would be the most needed document when you buy a house in Spain. It entails the house plan, the simple note, the contract, the signatures and the mortgage and financial dealings details.

There would also be a term called community charges on the legal papers, which entails, common facility maintenances and usage charges by all who reside where you have bought the property.

The Certificado Final de La Direccion de Obra or the Certificate of the Termination of the Building is when the document comes from the architect who completes building the house. This would be important for The Licencia de Primera Ocupacion which is responsible for occupation and the tax payments of the house in future.

Finally we hear of insurance for the house which needs no explanation and we all know why it is so important and the ESCRITURA which is the house deed, that has the name of the owner on it.

Enjoy Safety And Earth-Friendly Operation With A Street Legal Electric Motorcycle

Posted on January 5, 2019 in Uncategorized