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Rolf Howard

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Rolf is Managing Partner of Owen Hodge Lawyers. He has been in the legal practice since 1986 and a partner of Owen Hodge Lawyers since 1992. Rolf focuses on assisting clients to proactively manage legal responsibilities and opportunities to achieve competitive advantage.

Rolf concentrates on business planning and formation, directors’ duties, corporate governance, fund raising and business succession. His major interest is to assist business owners and their financial advisers plan and implement strategies to build and exit from successful businesses.

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A checklist for landlords: Know your rights and responsibilities

Many landlords are unclear about the details and extent of their legal rights and responsibilities towards tenants. That...
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Is rentvesting the right choice to get on the property ladder?

Rentvesting, as the phenomenon is known, is the act of buying an investment property while you rent your current residen...
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Changes to pets in tenancies rules, and what it means for landlords

Recent legislation in Victoria allowing pets in rental properties as the default position for all tenants is gaining mom...
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Airbnb leasing: What are a landlord’s rights and responsibilities?

Until the emergence of Airbnb, landlord’s rights and responsibilities were clearly defined by laws that have been succ...
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Should you buy or renovate? Your legal rights and responsibilities

When it comes to weighing up whether to buy or renovate, TV shows like Love It or List It typically hype the tension bet...

How to obtain planning approval for building construction in NSW

It is exciting for an investor to venture into building a residential home, however it is important to be aware of the p...
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Mitigating the legal risks of property development

Identifying the potential risks involved in developing property will prepare you for what's ahead.
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What legal advice is available to property buyers?

With all the excitement of buying your investment property, it's easy to forget that the purchase is fundamentally a fin...
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SMSFs - Here to stay?

The number of self-managed super funds (SMSFs) in Australia continues to grow rapidly, but not all retirees find taking ...
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First home buyers becoming investors

Rising property prices and high auction clearance rates are changing the property market. First home buyers are now turn...
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Half a million needed to make super funds work

Some accountants and financial planners, seeking to capitalise on the growing self-managed super funds (SMSF) market, ar...
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New pet laws provide more certainty

Recent proposed changes to the NSW strata model by-law surrounding the acceptance of pets in residential buildings is se...
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Be wary of the banks

The banks are once again actively courting potential home buyers with offers of very attractive low deposit loan package...


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