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Who We Help

We provide legal advice on property matters and act in property transactions for a wide range of clients including ASX listed companies, overseas investors, shopping centre owners, high net worth individuals, developers, retirement village operators, insolvency practitioners, and home-owners.


How We Help

Our services cover both complex and routine property matters, including:

  • sales and acquisitions of commercial, industrial, retail and other properties, including office towers, shopping centres, retirement villages and strata titled premises;
  • advising of revenue implications of transactions such as transfer duty on property transactions (including how to defer payment of duty by use of option deeds), GST liability for sellers and buyers and CGT withholding obligations;
  • advising on best structure to acquire property from a taxation perspective, including use of unit trusts, discretionary trusts and hybrid trusts;
  • advising on construction projects, including joint venture structuring, financing and zoning issues, 
  • undertaking complex due diligence inquiries, including issues such as enforceability of leases, contamination (including soil and asbestos), building cladding and permitted uses;
  • advising on financing of property, including preparing loan and security documentation;
  • preparing lease documentation that is tailored to suit either landlords or tenants for commercial, retail or industrial property, including offers to lease, agreements to lease, incentive deeds, licenses, lease surrenders and assignments, and disclosure statements under Retail Shop Leases Act 1994 (Qld); 
  • advising on retirement village schemes, including drafting public information documents and residence contracts to comply with Retirement Villages Act 1999 (Qld);
  • assisting overseas based investors and developers to enter the Australian property market, including to comply with Foreign Investment Review Board requirements;
  • advising on property disputes, including issuing notices to defaulting tenants, recovery of monies owing under leases, interpretation of easements and licenses, damages claims, boundary disputes, injunctive relief and specific performance of contracts.
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