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.
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.
Our expertise includes:
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.
11 September 2019 - Knowledge
According to a media release published by NSW Department of Finance, Services & Innovation, an unlicensed and uninsured landscaper who received more than $140,000 for unfinished work has been sentenced to a maximum of 18 months prison, with a non-parole period of six months.
20 August 2019 - Knowledge
The sun is setting on vendors terminating contracts under the guise of sunset clauses for non bona fide reasons. The Sale of Land Amendment Act 2019 (Vic) will bring about some key changes regarding sunset clauses in residential off-the-plan contracts. Vendors and developers should be aware of how these changes are likely to impact their activities.
12 August 2019 - Knowledge
Australia’s house prices look to be stabilising with five of the eight capital cities recording a slight rise in values over the month of July, a trend signalling further signs the housing market recovery is becoming more broad based.
30 July 2019 - Knowledge
The Property Council of Australia has welcomed an agreement by Commonwealth, State and Territory building ministers on a national approach to implementation of reforms which will lead to better enforcement and compliance with building standards and regulation.
16 July 2019 - Knowledge
The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has announced that it will proceed with proposed changes to its guidance on the serviceability assessments that authorised deposit-taking institutions (ADIs) perform on residential mortgage applications.