Phillip specialises in property transactions, including residential, commercial and rural acquisitions and disposals. Key aspects of acting on these transactions involves title and planning due diligence, contract negotiations, ensuring compliance with FIRB and other legislative requirements, advising on stamp duty and GST issues affecting property and effecting settlement.
Phillip has also assists colleagues and clients with historical title searching, including reviewing old system and Crown grants to trace back the history of how titles and/or easements were created. This information often assists clients who require due diligence, valuation or planning advice.
Phillip also advises and acts on all aspects of the life cycle of ‘off the plan’ property developments, including acquiring the development site, preparing and developing appropriate governance, title and subdivision structures (e.g. strata or community schemes), drafting master contracts for sale and coordinating the sales process, including negotiating with purchasers’ lawyers, dealing with agents and managing bulk completions. Phillip has also advised and assisted vendors on various purchaser complaints, including misrepresentations by developers and agents and substantial or material differences between draft and registered plans of subdivision.
Phillip has experience acting on various types of leasing matters, including drafting and reviewing retail, commercial, industrial and telecommunication leases and licences. Phillip also assists on disputes between landlords and tenants, including drafting breach notices and advising landlords on their right to terminate a lease and re-enter a premises.
Phillip has experience dealing with agency agreements, including drafting and reviewing exclusive and open agency agreements to ensure compliance with the Property and Stock Agents Act.
Phillip has also been previously seconded to a publicly listed company and assisted their legal team on a range of issues including property matters, regulatory compliance and risk management.
Phillip’s recent experience includes: