Property & Planning

Whether you’re buying or selling residential or commercial property, financing a development project, negotiating a lease agreement or responding to a strata dispute, our experienced team has the knowledge and expertise to support you throughout the process.

Since property purchases and leasing are bound by a strong and complex regulatory regime, it is important that you have expert, up-to-date legal advice before proceeding. We take a proactive approach to your real estate goals to identify possible road blocks before they occur. Our team of lawyers can help you navigate any complex areas, and we work closely with other property and taxation specialists where necessary so that your needs are fully addressed.

We offer advice at the pre-purchase or planning stage to ensure the property or project will meet your goals. Our skilled team can also help you obtain finance for your project, get planning approval and draft any agreements you may require, such as joint venture agreements, to achieve a commercially viable outcome. We will also provide advice on creating subdivisions, easements and covenants as required.

We have extensive experience in conducting due diligence so that there are no unpleasant surprises down the track. If you are buying or leasing strata title property, it is particularly important that you understand the strata rules so that you can be confident they don’t clash with your business needs.

Our advice encompasses the tax implications of your sale or purchase and any duties you may incur. We utilise the appropriate business structures to minimise your exposure and protect your asset base.

If there is a dispute about your sale or purchase, lease or strata property, we will advise you on your rights and obligations.

How LawBridge can help

Assistance on purchasing commercial, industrial or residential property including due diligence checks before you sign the contract of sale

Assistance on selling commercial, industrial or residential property so that you comply with vendor disclosure requirements

Advising on some of the taxation implications of the sale or purchase of real estate, including GST, stamp duty and land tax obligations

Helping you with the sale or purchase of a business including advising on the best business structure, undertaking due diligence, drafting any associated lease terms and obtaining any necessary permits or approvals

Drafting and negotiating commercial and retail leases on behalf of landlords and tenants

Advising landlords and tenants on tenancy laws in the case of a tenancy dispute, and representing them before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) where necessary

Acting for vendors and purchasers in property disputes, including breach of sale disputes

Representing owners’ corporations, executive committees or individual owners in strata disputes