Surry Partners Lawyers has extensive experience and understanding of the commercial and residential property sectors and offer a comprehensive range of property-related legal services and advice to developers, commercial property owners and private clients.
Our property team, including Accredited Property Law Specialist Maged Jebeile and Judy Adamson, a Licensed Conveyancer, offer services which cover commercial, industrial, agricultural, retail and residential property.
Areas of Expertise:
- Acquisition and sale of land
- Property joint venture and shareholder agreements (see: Business and Corporate)
- Property finance negotiation and documentation
- Subdivision/development advice including staged developments and re-subdivision of strata lots
- Off-the-plan sales and purchases
- Property development and management agreements
- Building contracts and building disputes (see: Litigation)
- Environmental, planning & heritage issues
- Stamp duties advice
- acting for the landowner in the compulsory acquisition of a portion of their industrial property by the RTA, including negotiations on price and documentation to give effect to changed access arrangements
- drafting a call option agreement for the granting of a long term lease to an industrial site including site access, contamination and remediation site testing considerations;
Stamp Duty Considerations concerning: transfers to self managed superannuation funds
- Advising on the partition of land arrangements, estate transfer of land to certain beneficiaries, arrangements to add or change purchaser following exchange of contracts.
- Advising on GST considerations concerning application of going concern exemption on commercial premises and effect of new residential premises.
- Advising on and drafting rights of carriage way and registration issues relating to easements.
- Advising on issues arising under a 2 lot Strata Scheme and the adoption of special by-laws to identify exclusive use areas and self maintenance obligations regarding the structure and common areas of each lot.
- Acting on the sale of a completed staged strata development of industrial property including contamination issues, disclosure requirements for proposed sale, and restrictions on a original developer retaining lots during initial period of the strata scheme.
- Advising on caveatable interests, when they arise for the purposes of securing a debt against a property in the context of building contracts, loan arrangements, unpaid debts and trade works and drafting lapsing notices in response to unfounded caveats.
- Advising on the application of the Home Building Act to residential building works and its effect on recovery rights and caveatable interests.