Not only do we act in your purchase or sale of properties, we offer legal advice in various matters concerning properties. Property law comes in diverse forms and shapes, from leasing to living in a community titles scheme unit or managing a body corporate in a community titles scheme. Our strength is the ability to give advice on a wide spectrum of issues. Our commitment is to assess individual needs of our clients, where they come from, what they would like to achieve, and how best they can achieve it.
Our services include:
Leasing - commercial, industrial, retail, rural leases - acting for landlord or tenant
Drafting and advising on leases and agreements to lease
Issuing and/or advising on notices to remedy breach of lease
Advice on agency appointments / advice on the Property Occupation Act
Whether you are a first home buyer or an experienced investor, we offer thorough assistance in your purchase of properties. Our strength is the ability to deliver tailored advice. If you are a first home purchaser, let us assist you in explaining what “standard conditions” mean and what their traps may be. We are also available to assist your acquisition of commercial or industrial properties or properties for re-development.
Our services include:
Residential second hand property, “off-the-plan”, vacant land purchases and sales, including houses and units
NRAS property purchases
Reviewing REIQ Contracts
Drafting contracts or special conditions to REIQ Contracts
Purchase or sale of properties in retirement villages, including freehold, leasehold, licence arrangements
Purchase of manufactured homes
Commercial property purchases and sales, including commercial buildings, strata units, with or without leases, other commercial buildings such as warehouses and industrial properties
Reviewing and drafting commercial property contracts
Put and call option deeds, referral/nominee agreements
We act for developers from acquisition of property for re-development, through to preparation of off-the-plan contracts, registration of subdivision plan to sale of the developed lots. Along the way, we may be of assistance in advising you on your potential sale of management rights, establishment of the body corporate or even on the appointment of your sales agent. No matters are small to us and our pledge is to provide comprehensive yet personalised legal services.
Acquisition of development site
Drafting “off-the-plan” contract of sale and disclosure statement due diligence
Preparation of further disclosure statements
Establishment of body corporate
Titling plan registration
Conveyancing of developed lots
Drafting / reviewing management rights agreements (caretaking agreements, letting agreements)
Sale of management rights
Corporate and Trust Structures
Choosing the structure most suited to your business and needs is essential, as it can have a vast impact on your future transactions, tax benefits and running costs. Different structures include a trust, whether a family, discretionary or unit trust, company, sole trader, joint venture, partnership, to name a few. After establishment, your circumstances might change throughout the life of the business. We can provide assistance throughout your business lifecycle including with variations to your trust deed or agreements related to a corporation such as shareholders agreement or directors agreement, or switching to a different structure.
Our services include:
Advice on structures
Establishment of trusts, companies, joint venture, partnership
Compliance when operating a company, including advice on requirements under Corporations Act
Securing finances and providing finances are a vital part of our business transactions. We provide advice in respect of finance and mortgage transactions so your ultimate business goal is smoothly attained.
We also assist families in documenting lending arrangements between family members that are suitable for more informal and simpler nature of the arrangement and yet ensuring the arrangement is properly documented.
Drafting reviewing security documents including mortgages and loan agreements
Advising on personal property securities interests including registration, registration of changes and releases
A Notary Public is an officer in Queensland appointed for life by the Archbishop of Canterbury and given powers to witness documents, administer oaths and perform other wide ranging administrative functions of a national and international nature. A Notary Public not only takes oaths, signs and witnesses documents for use within Australia but also performs similar functions in respect of international documents for use outside Australia.
All notaries, seals and signatures are officially recorded in a database held by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), an Australian Government Department authorised to issue Apostilles or Authentication Certificates certifying that the signatures, seals or stamps of Notaries on Australian public documents are genuine. Notary Publics also have their signatures, seals or stamps registered with the State Supreme Court to whom they are answerable to and with the Society of Notaries and with various Embassies.
What does a Notary Public actually do?
A Notary Public principally:
Attests documents and certifies their due execution for use in Australia and overseas countries
Prepares and certifies powers of attorney, wills, deeds, contracts and other legal documents, for use in Australia and overseas countries
Administers oaths for Australian and international documents
Witnesses signatures to affidavits, statutory declarations, powers of attorney, contracts, and other documents, for use in Australia and overseas countries
Verifies documents for use in Australia and overseas countries
Certifies copy documents for use in Australia and overseas countries
Exemplifies official documents for use internationally