We act in all residential property sales and purchases in Victoria. If you are purchasing, please contact us before an auction or you sign a contract. We will review up to three contracts of sale at no charge provided you use our services to complete the transaction once you do purchase a property. If you are selling, please get in touch so that we can discuss your requirements. We recognise that all property transactions are unique and require a tailored approach.
It is important to obtain specific advice on any commercial property transaction. Commercial properties vary significantly from residential property. Commercial leases, commercial zoning and essential safety measures are examples of matters relevant to commercial property. It is also important to consider how GST will be treated in a sale or purchase.
We can provide all necessary advice pre-contract and during a transaction to ensure that your interests are protected. Please get in touch with us if you are considering purchasing or selling commercial property.
Personal Guarantees and Mortgages
It is becoming more and more common for parents or other people to provide personal guarantees when other family members borrow money.
Banks and other lenders often require that the guarantor obtain a certificate from a solicitor stating that the solicitor has provided advice on the guarantee and loan documents to the guarantor, that the guarantor has understood the advice, and that the solicitor has confirmed the identity of the guarantor.
Property Development and Subdivision
In its simplest form subdivision is the process of dividing a lot into two or more lots. A plan of subdivision is prepared by a surveyor and lodged with the Land Titles Office by us. There are many different iterations and versions on the general theme of subdivision – be it combining multiple lots and then subdividing them, changing the boundary between two lots or many other potential changes.
We can also assist in the preparation of joint venture agreements or other agreements between multiple parties who are developing real estate. It is critical that the terms of an agreement or recorded before a project begins so that if a dispute does arise there is a framework to deal with it.
Our property law team is very experienced in acting for property developers, be they preparing a two-lot subdivision or many more. Please get in touch with us to discuss your proposal and we can provide the necessary advice. We advise you should get in touch with us early to avoid costly mistakes in future.
Do you want to transfer real estate between two people or entities? Or transfer property between you and your spouse? Specific rules apply especially in relation to stamp duty. We can assist you in completing any property transfer.
Our experienced property law and litigation teams can assist you in deal with any disputes that involve real estate.
We aim to make best use of electronic communications to promote efficiencies and reduce paper waste and we are early adopters of PEXA, the Government and Bank-supported electronic title transfer and registration service that will be compulsory in 2018 – 2019.