Property

Property transactions always involve a significant financial commitment so it’s vital you get it right. But property law is complex and heavily-regulated. Every transaction has tax and financial implications. And, just as no two properties are the same, no two property transactions give rise to the same issues either. 

Protecting your interests in this environment requires a collaborative approach. That means one where your lawyers work together with you as part of your team. It also means one where you have access to a range of specialists who can help you quickly master any other legal issues that arise. 

Our property law team works in an integrated way with our planning law specialists to make sure your project always runs as smoothly as it can. We can guide you through everything from initial planning and consent through to the development and sale.

We pride ourselves on the long-standing relationships we have with our clients, as well as on the range of people, businesses and government authorities we advise. We act for state-owned corporations, local councils, developers, landlords and tenants and high net-worth individuals.

And we draw on the breadth of this experience to deliver practical, commercial and legally-enforceable results in every property transaction.

 

We can: 

  • Advise on selling industrial properties, which are contaminated as well as being affected by registered and statutory easements, covenants and leases.

  • Help you if you’re selling commercial industrial or residential property, so that you comply with the vendor disclosure laws.

  • Help you when you’re buying a commercial industrial or residential property, so that you receive a defect-free title.

  • Advise state-owned corporations and local councils on issues around Crown land and compulsory acquisition, as well as leases and easements.

  • Act for local councils on the sale, lease and development of under-utilised commercial properties. This includes advising on public-private partnerships and community benefits under voluntary planning agreements.

  • Advise landlords and tenants on drafting and negotiating commercial and retail leases and licences.

  • Advise local councils on the permitted uses of community land and public roads.

  • Advise on subdividing land (including into stratum and strata title) and creating easements, covenants and building and strata management statements.

  • Act for developers on off-the-plan sales from preparing and lodging development applications to drafting the master contract and undertaking the conveyance to completion.

  • Advise on the GST, stamp duty and land tax consequences of property transactions.

  • Draft and negotiate voluntary planning agreements.

  • Act for local councils on the sale of land for unpaid rates.

Our team