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QLD Possible to Lease Out My Business under Commercial Law?

Discussion in 'Commercial Law Forum' started by spydoo, 1 December 2015.

  1. spydoo

    spydoo Member

    1 December 2015
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    I own a small but solid tree services business in Brisbane. I wish to go abroad and lease it to my nephew at a discounted rate. I would also be doing some work for the business from abroad.

    Because it's discounted, I believe there's some latitude in possible structuring: "loan" him the business while he pays me for my work / lease him the woodchipper while loaning him everything else, etc.

    How would I go about this:
    1. Is it doable under commercial law?
    2. Can I include vehicles in the lease and not be responsible for the worst-case possibilities?
    3. If both 1 and 2 can be done, how much should I expect to pay for a solicitor to draw up the lease?

    Thanks very much for any input members can offer.
  2. Rod

    Rod Well-Known Member

    27 May 2014
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    1. Yes
    2. Maybe. You'd need a good lawyer to do it properly.
    3. Dunno, not a lawyer and never done a contract like this. Experience tells me not to expect change from $2k, probably cost more.

    Might be easier to 'employ' him rather than setup a leasing contract.

    BTW, you also need to consider insurance issues in case anything happens to your property, other people's property and public liability.
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