We have one of the largest property teams in the Australian Capital Territory and have been assisting local and interstate businesses with their property related matters for many years. We understand our role is to assist your business to achieve your desired outcomes with cost efficiency by applying our extensive experience and specialist knowledge and providing succinct and timely advice.
We are able to assist you with all property related matters related to your business, including lease, acquisitions, sales and development.
We have a highly regarded leasing practice in the ACT. Whether you are a landlord or tenant, we understand the importance and value of securing occupation on terms that are commercially reasonable and that manage future risk.
For landlords, our team can assist you to develop unique lease documentation for your building, including agreements for lease, deeds for incentives or works and licences, to ensure cost effectiveness and consistency.
Whether it is commercial, retail or industrial premises, you can rely on our team to provide specialised and timely advice to ensure that you have the opportunity to make the correct decision for your business.
Sales and Acquisitions
We take the time to understand your goals and concerns and to familiarise ourselves with the property, its complexities, and possible issues, to ensure that your rights are protected, your risk is limited (both during the transaction and afterwards) and the transaction proceeds without unnecessary delays.
Our team has extensive experience in assisting with the due diligence, acquisition, and sale of all types of property, including commercial, retail, industrial and mixed-use sites, vacant land, or multi-tenanted property.
Our team has extensive experience in providing advice and managing development of residential, commercial and mixed-use sites with various forms of ownership (strata, stratum and community title) both in the Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales.
We take the time to understand the goals or desired outcomes for the development and to assist you in managing the complexities and various stages of the development. We understand that there will always be some risk attributed to development and we will assist by helping you mitigate that risk, establish clear and consistent documentation and planning prior to commencement of the development.
We can assist you to develop and manage the structure of your proposed development and to prepare all relevant documentation, including disclosure statements, contracts for sale, agreements for lease, licences, easements, covenants, restrictions, by-laws and building management statements. Our team will work with you to facilitate a smooth and efficient development process, from planning, through to construction and to completion.
Whether you are an owner-occupier or let premises within a Strata Plan (NSW) or Units Plan (ACT), our team can assist your business with all aspects of strata, including structuring your acquisition or lease of off-the-plan premises, advice concerning management of the Owners Corporation or the validity of motions, by-laws and rules passed by the Owners Corporation, the use of Common Property, defects and the charging and recovery of levies.
Our team has extensive experience in assisting businesses manage the complexities of strata title to ensure security of tenure and quiet enjoyment.
Building and Construction
We have significant experience in areas of infrastructure, building and construction law. In this sector we act for a wide range of clients, from local builders through to property developers undertaking large projects in the ACT and across Australia.
We also have experience in managing a wide variety of disputes or potential disputes that may arise in relation to building and construction contracts. Our solicitors have experience in handling claims made under the security of payments legislation in various jurisdictions, specifically NSW and ACT. We have also provided advice on and handled scope of work disputes, assisted in managing contractual disputes, claims relating to alleged breaches of contract as well as defect and rectification claims. We have also advised on and assisting in the successful termination of contracts. Our clients have included principals, head contractors and subcontractors.