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Ranjit Singh

LLB

Partner - Cairns

Areas of Expertise

Property & Real Estate

Expertise

Ranjit Singh’s focus is in all aspects of property and projects, primarily in the large-scale development projects. Being a local of Cairns for over 30 years and practising law for the last 15 years, has seen Ranjit being involved in large number of multi-story and large scale developments that have made Cairns the tropical and liveable city it is today.
Ranjit has an intrinsic knowledge of the interworking of projects and procurement which is crucial to understanding the imperatives involved in providing legal services to small and large businesses and the Queensland Government.

Experience

Ranjit’s experience includes:

  • acting for World Class Global, a subsidiary of Singaporean SGX-listed Aspial Corporation in relation to their North Queensland projects including Nova City, a $500,000,000 master planned development which includes 7 high-rise towers and approximately 1300 dwellings, including the acquisition of the project site, construction projects, off-the-plan contract, structuring and land tax advice
  • acting for Cairns’ largest residential builder and developer who subdivides and constructs over $80,000,000 of residential dwellings per annum in a number of private estates including all acquisitions and negotiations, construction and commercial disputes, subdivisional works and transactional instruments
  • Golden Lakes NQ Pty Ltd - a $90,000,000 210 master planned off-the plan development
  • acting for Cairns developers, including:
    • H&S Vision Pty Ltd – a number of master planned inner-CBD gated communities including the $100,000,000 Cairns One development a 500 unit complex and a 1000 lot, $300,000,000 Paradise Palms Gold Course development
    • ASX listed CEC Group in their development of the 400 unit fringe CBD Development known as the Boulevarde
    • Lead Solicitor in the Supreme Court of Appeal Decision of Hedley Commercial Property Services Pty Ltd v BRCP Oasis Land Pty Ltd [2009] QCA 231- leading decision at the time on the interpretation of the Property Agents and Motor Dealers Act 2000 (Qld)
    • Lead Solicitor in the Supreme Court Decision of Bluestone Holdings Pty Ltd as trustee v Juniper Property Holdings No 14 Pty Ltd [2006] QSC 219 being a dispute relating to strict compliance with BCCMA Form 14’s
    • Lead Solicitor in the Supreme Court of Appeal matter of Hannah & Ors v TW Hedley (Investments) Pty Ltd & Ors [2010] QCA 256 which is the leading decision of its time applying the “Bossichix Principle” .
  • acting in the acquisition, planning and construction of all types of commercial developments including shopping centres, medical practices, office buildings, industrial sites and vacant development land
  • advising Publically Listed Foreign Entities on complex FIRB and AFAD issues
  • advising clients in relation to complex contract and leasing disputes prior to and resulting in litigation 
  • acting in the acquisition of a 280 lot greenfield parcel of land in Kewarra Beach
  • acting in the acquisition of a $360,000,000 parcel of land and the subsequent off the plan contracts for a 900 lot development in Mt Peter
  • acting in the acquisition of a 150 lot greenfield site in Redlynch Valley
  • acting in 180 lot of greenfield parcel and subsequent development known as Mount Sheridan Rainforest Rise
  • acting in the acquisition of a 150 lot parcel and subsequent conveyancing for the estate known as North Point Estate
  • acting in the acquisition of a 200 lot parcel of residential land in White Rock.

Publications

09 September 2020 - Knowledge

HomeBuilder: Loan confusion and obligations on home owners

#Property & Real Estate, #COVID-19

The Queensland Government further clarify the muddy waters around the HomeBuilder grant and its distribution.

24 June 2020 - Knowledge

Federal and Queensland home builder grants

#Property & Real Estate

Following the Federal Government’s initial announcement of the $680 million HomeBuilder scheme on 4 June. The Queensland State Government has recently unveiled a level of stimulus which has not been seen before in the new residential marketplace in North Queensland.

04 June 2020 - Knowledge

Federal Government’s new HomeBuilder scheme – who’s eligible?

#Property & Real Estate, #COVID-19

The Federal Government announced a $680 million HomeBuilder scheme in which eligible owner-occupiers can access a $25,000 tax-free grant to help build a new home or renovate their existing property to improve its accessibility, liveability and safety. But restrictions apply. We unpack the scheme by outlining the eligibility criteria, types of eligible dwellings and the application process.

08 October 2018 - Knowledge

Funds in the tropical sun

#Property & Real Estate

Having recently returned from the Property Council of Australia’s annual Property Congress, property partner Ranjit Singh gives his take on the state of the property market, shining a spotlight in particular on Cairns.