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

Residential and 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
Crystal Qin
Carrie Chiu
Amandeep Sahota
Lily Cheng

Topics We’ve Written About

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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Owners Corporations – A Change is Coming

Owners Corporations – A Change is Coming

The Owners Corporations and Other Acts Amendment Act 2021 (‘the Act’) was passed by the Victorian Parliament last month and introduces changes to the Owners Corporation Act 2006, Retirement Villages Act 1987 and certain provisions of the Subdivision Act 1998. These...

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What Is a Caveat?  Do I Need One?

What Is a Caveat? Do I Need One?

Caveats are used to protect your interest in property and acts as a statutory injunction to prevent certain dealings from being registered.  A caveat acts a warning to anyone dealing with the land that someone has a legal interest in that property. The party who has...

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    Contact us

    Nevett Ford Melbourne Pty Ltd

    ABN: 144 697 790

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