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Property & Real Estate

We understand the business objectives of our clients and work with them to achieve those objectives. We provide commercial advice based on our specialist knowledge of the property industry.

Property & Real Estate

Unlike other firms, our Property and Real Estate Group did not develop as an add-on to other practice areas. Instead, it is one of our core practice groups. Our commercial savvy means we ‘see the deal’. We can pick the issues in the context of our client’s objectives to know when, and how best to compromise and make the right call.

Expertise

Our expertise includes:

  • ownership and development structuring and finance
  • due diligence and acquisition
  • development and construction including sustainability
  • major projects and infrastructure
  • planning and environment issues, bio-diversity
  • land titling, subdivision and governance
  • leasing, liquor licensing, asset and building management
  • off-the-plan sales and development leasing
  • retirement living
  • agribusiness and rural industries including water law
  • we have a thorough understanding of direct and indirect taxation issues and other government regulatory requirements relating to the acquisition, development and ownership of property.

Experience

We act for developers and landowners, superannuation funds, managed investment schemes, listed and unlisted corporations, banks and non-bank financiers, government departments and statutory authorities and local and overseas investors.

Recent Posts

25 September 2020 - Knowledge

NSW commercial and retail leasing protection being extended

#Government, #Property & Real Estate

The NSW Government has announced an extension to the COVID-19 laws protecting retail and commercial leases. The laws were to end on 24 October 2020, and will now extend to 31 December 2020. A bill detailing the changes is expected this week or next.

23 September 2020 - Knowledge

Residential Focus

#Property & Real Estate

In this edition, we return to the frequently asked question of “what is residential building work?"

23 September 2020 - Knowledge

Update: Victorian leasing amendments now in force

#Property & Real Estate, #COVID-19

Key amendments to the Retail Leases Act 2003 and the Building Act 1993 will be effective from 1 October 2020, except for those regarding essential safety measures which commenced on 23 September 2020.

16 September 2020 - Knowledge

Amendments passed to retail leasing legislation in Victoria

#Property & Real Estate, #COVID-19

On 15 September 2020, the Victorian Parliament passed the Retail Leases Amendment Bill 2019, which amends the Retail Leases Act 2003 and the Building Act 1993.

16 September 2020 - Knowledge

Update: Retail or commercial leases in Victoria and COVID-19 – legislative amendments

#Property & Real Estate, #COVID-19

Amendments have been passed to Victoria’s COVID-19 Omnibus Act which, amongst other things, permit the making of regulations to temporarily modify laws relating to leases and licences until 26 April 2021, amend the definition of ‘eligible lease’ and permit regulations to be made dealing with binding orders requiring landlords to give specified rent relief.

09 September 2020 - Knowledge

Residential Focus

#Property & Real Estate

The Residential Apartment Buildings (Compliance and Enforcement Powers) Act 2020 has commenced. We examine the new occupation certificate audit process.

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.

08 September 2020 - Knowledge

Inside track: Property & Real Estate

#Property & Real Estate

Extension of the commercial leasing code of conduct by state and territory governments would impose an extra $4.8 billion in costs on commercial property owners and potentially threaten the viability of many small and midsized commercial property businesses.

03 September 2020 - Knowledge

Overview – a new SEPP for housing diversity in NSW

#Planning, Environment & Sustainability, #Property & Real Estate

The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment has set the ambitious goal of providing more affordable housing in all local government areas in NSW

02 September 2020 - Knowledge

Transitioning from the COVID leasing protections – Sneakerboy reveals some issues

#Dispute Resolution & Litigation, #COVID-19, #Property & Real Estate

Rolling back the COVID leasing laws may not be smooth, especially where lease terms are yet to be renegotiated.

26 August 2020 - Knowledge

Residential Focus

#Property & Real Estate

In this edition, we look at a recent decision by the Appeal Panel of the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal regarding an installation of the Biowood cladding product.