PROPERTY LAW & CONVEYANCING
Selling your property
Buying a residential property
Before signing a contract to buy property, it is essential to understand your legal obligations and carry out any due diligence to ensure the property is right for you. Working through a section 32 statement and the contract for sale can be daunting for a prospective purchaser but we can provide guidance that is clear and easy to understand so you can make an informed decision.
We will explain the terms and conditions of the contract, and go through the section 32 statement which includes important information about the property such as the title, encumbrances, mortgages or easements, council planning, contaminated land, etc. We will explain your cooling-off rights, if applicable, and negotiate any additional terms to help protect your interests.
Non-monetary property transfers
Sometimes interests in property need to be transferred without involving a standard sale and purchase. For example, to give effect to the terms of a Will after somebody dies, or where separated couples must divide their assets in accordance with a property settlement or court orders. When transferring property in this way, there are legal and financial implications to consider, and the correct transfer documents must be prepared to properly reflect the desired arrangements.
Commercial and retail leases
How can we help with your property transaction?
Buying, selling, and dealing with property involves major financial and practical considerations. What is often considered a routine process requires a deep understanding of property law and various other legal areas. We understand the complexities of property and conveyancing and the consequential effect that a property transaction may have on other legal areas of your life such as estate planning and family law. Real estate transactions can also trigger financial considerations such as transfer duty, capital gains tax, etc.
- Sale and purchase of residential and rural property
- Auction sales
- Off-the-plan sales and purchases
- Commercial property acquisitions and disposals
- Retail and commercial leasing
- Subdivisions, covenants, and easements
- Residential building contracts
- Retirement villages
- Non-monetary transfers (including love and affection, transfers between spouses, breakdown of relationships)
- Title rectifications and lodgements
- Change of property ownership interests
- Reviewing mortgage documents
- Buying property through self-managed superannuation funds