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Acquisitions and Disposals

Our experienced and dedicated team of property lawyers, led by Simon LaBlack, 1 of only 29 accredited property law specialists in Queensland, assist our clients with all manner of acquisitions and disposals including: 

  1. Development Site Acquisition; 

  2. Residential Conveyancing; 

  3. Commercial Conveyancing; 

  4. Compulsory Acquisitions; and 

  5. Related Party Transfers. 

Our property lawyers have the expert skills and experience to handle any acquisition and disposal matter in Queensland, some of which are outlined in further detail below:

1. Development Site Acquisition 

We assist our clients with all manner of small to large-scale subdivision and development projects including feasibility, due diligence and site acquisition. 

For more information regarding our ability to assist developers with development site acquisition, please see our dedicated Subdivision and Development Projects page.  

2. Residential Conveyancing 

We assist our clients with their residential conveyancing sales and purchases by providing premium residential conveyancing that incorporates specialist property law advice to complement the completion of the usual conveyancing 'process'. 

Many conveyancing firms simply complete the 'process', having paralegals or support staff handle conveyancing matters using basic 'precedent' materials and pre-drafted legal advice. In our view this is not an acceptable way to deal with the significant legal, financial and practical matters that are involved when purchasing or selling residential property. 

We provide specialist property law advice that is understandable, meaningful and tailored to each client’s specific circumstances, so that at any given time our clients are in full control of their matter.

If you want specialist property lawyers to assist you with your residential sale or purchase, contact us for a quote today. 

3. Commercial Conveyancing 

We assist our clients with their commercial conveyancing sales and purchases by providing premium commercial conveyancing that incorporates specialist property law advice to complement the completion of the usual commercial conveyancing 'process'. 

There are various significant legal, financial and practical matters that are involved when purchasing or selling commercial property which differ greatly from those matters dealt with in residential conveyancing matters. 

For example, common matters to be dealt with in a commercial sale and/or purchase include: 

  • due diligence, particularly regarding the current and proposed use of the property and the effect of any existing development conditions; 

  • structuring advice in relation to the desired purchasing entity; 

  • the treatment of GST and Going Concerns; 

  • the treatment of Land Tax; 

  • dealing with leases, service contracts, profit a prendres and other title encumbrances and interests; 

  • dealing with asbestos issues and obtaining asbestos management plans and registers; 

  • dealing with combustible cladding issues; and

  • dealing with associated licences, such as car park licences, footpath or common area licences etc. 

Even with commercial matters, with their additional complexities, many conveyancing firms simply complete the 'process', having paralegals or support staff handle conveyancing matters using basic 'precedent' materials and pre-drafted legal advice. In our view this is not an acceptable way to deal with the significant legal, financial and practical matters that are involved when purchasing or selling commercial property. 

We provide specialist property law advice that is understandable, meaningful and tailored to each client’s specific circumstances, so that at any given time our clients are in full control of their matter. 

For specialist assistance with your commercial sale or purchase, contact us for a quote today. 

4. Compulsory Acquisitions 

We assist our clients when their properties are subject to compulsory acquisition from a relevant 'constructing authority' (such as a local council, state government department or water and sewerage authority etc.) by: 

  • advising them in relation to their rights and obligations in the compulsory acquisition process; 

  • negotiating a fair and reasonable outcome with the constructing authority; 

  • ensuring that any agreement reached with the constructing authority contains appropriate terms so as to protect our clients and properly hold the constructing authority to account; and 

  • ensuring that our clients can make informed decisions knowing they understand their rights and obligations (and enjoy the comfort that this brings). 

We provide specialist property law advice that gives our clients the information and assistance they need to ensure their interests are protected at all times. 

If your property is subject to any form of compulsory acquisition, contact us today. 

5. Related Party Transfers 

We assist our clients with related party transfers of residential and commercial property by taking all necessary steps to ensure that our clients transfers are completed as efficiently and effectively as possible. 

We act in related party transfers arising from separation and divorce (pursuant to binding financial agreements or court orders), or arising in any other circumstances between cooperative and non-cooperative parties. 

We provide specialist property law advice that is understandable, meaningful and tailored to each client’s specific circumstances, so that our clients can make informed decisions regarding important matters such as succession, type of ownership (joint tenancy/tenancy in common), transfer duty, changes of name and consideration (payment) arrangements. 

For expert assistance with any related party transfer or any other acquisition or disposal matter, contact our specialist property team today. 

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Important Disclaimer: The material contained in this publication is of a general nature only and is based on the law as at the date of publication. It is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. If you wish to take any action based on the content of this publication, we recommend that you seek professional advice.