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PRACTICE AREAS

PROPERTY AND CONVEYANCING

The regulatory framework around property is technically complex, having evolved over many years.  Added to this complexity, investing in or developing property is also a significant transaction.

We believe there is great value and benefit in ensuring your agreements are properly structured and that you are assisted through the minefield with useful advice and guidance by an experienced and skilled team.

Our property and conveyancing team is well-equipped and experienced in a broad variety of property-related matters.

We act for property developers, landlords and tenants.  We also have a transactional property team to look after conveyancing services.

We have a unique combination of skills, with practitioners who have vast experience in property-related transactions and developments, including development management experience.

Our practice areas include:

  • site due diligence investigations and pre-transaction advice,
  • joint venture and development agreements,
  • residential and commercial purchases and sales, including nominees and sub-sales,
  • off-the-plan sale contracts,
  • stamp duty, land tax, GST and CGT advice,
  • retail and commercial leasing (including shopping centre tenancies),
  • town planning related matters,
  • financing and securities matters including mortgages, charges and PPSR,
  • Foreign purchaser and FIRB advice,
  • adjoining owner risks and disputes,
  • adverse possession applications,
  • subdivisions,
  • retail and commercial leasing,
  • building and construction matters (including Australian Standards contracts, Domestic Building Contracts Act 1995 (Vic) and Building Act 2003 (Vic)), and
  • property joint ventures.

We have multi-jurisdictional experience in providing advice in conveyancing (VIC, NSW and QLD).

We have acted for developers of low to medium rise developments and greenfield subdivisions.

We have capabilities to provide written and oral advice in Mandarin, Malay or Cantonese.

Our Property and Conveyancing Services

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Property Transactions & Development

Residential & Commercial Property Transactions

Property Development
& Projects

Site Acquisition Investigation & Advice & Site Disposal Hygiene

Planning and Construction

Owners Corporations

Leasing

Joint Ventures &
Development Management

Tax and Duty Advice

China Conveyancing

Case Studies

Who You’ll Work With

Stuart Wilson
Peter Lumb
Andrew Lumb
Nathan Xu
Carrie Chiu
Amandeep Sahota
Lily Cheng

Topics We’ve Written About

What is Windfall Gains Tax?

What is Windfall Gains Tax?

In October 2021 the Victorian Government introduced a significant new tax payable by some Victorian landowners whose land is rezoned resulting in an uplift in the land value. The Windfall Gains Tax Act 2021 (the Act) will take effect and impose the Windfall Gains Tax...

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What is a Section 173 Agreement?

What is a Section 173 Agreement?

You may have heard of Section 173 Agreements in the course of your property dealings but, you may not have considered what these agreements are actually about. A Section 173 Agreement is essentially a contract between a municipal council and a registered proprietor...

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The Various Ways Construction Lawyers Can Help You

The Various Ways Construction Lawyers Can Help You

Understanding the legislation and the impact of contract terms on construction projects and building works is a complex process. It is an area that requires the perfect marriage of good legal skills and a thorough understanding of the imperatives and typical pain...

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Apartment Living and Pets

Apartment Living and Pets

Last year it was decided in a landmark cause in the NSW Court of Appeal that a blanket ban by an Owners Corporation on pets can be invalid. In Cooper v The Owners Strata Plan No 58068 [2020] NSWCA 250 the OC argued that a 13 year old miniature schnauzer could not be...

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Testimonials

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Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

"Ryan Curtis-Griffiths and Jacqui Azouz provided excellent legal work.  I am a lawyer in the United States so I expect a lot.  And I got it from Ryan and Jacqui.  They are knowledgeable, efficient and very easy to work with. I will use them whenever I have an opportunity. "

Professionalism, Quality

"My wife and I were very pleased with the rapid and professional service we received.  We had Jacqui Azouz handle our case and couldn't be happier with her knowledge and very diligent responses.  This was the second time we have used Nevett Ford and we will certainly be using this firm again if the need arises."

Professionalism, Responsiveness, Value

"I cannot find any words to describe the professionalism of thos firm. Everyone from the reception to financial services and not to say Mae who helped out was absolutely amazing. I had Richard Hamilton who was definitely someone I will always have to represent me if I need any further help. Keep up the fantastic work 👏  "

    Contact us

    Nevett Ford Melbourne Pty Ltd

    ABN: 144 697 790

    Level 16, South Tower, Rialto Building, 525 Collins Street
    Melbourne, VIC 3000