Banking, mortgages and securities:
Borrowing, accessing credit and taking out a mortgage is often a key part of the property acquisition process. Enlist the support of a dedicated team of lawyers to ensure that your transaction is secure and financially sound as well as legally compliant.
Business acquisitions, restructures and sales:
If your business is undergoing significant changes, including acquisition, restructuring or sale, seek expert legal advice to ensure that the correct procedures are followed for a more efficient and easier change.
There are five stages which compulsory acquisitions must legally follow: notice, objection, application, resumption and compensation. Be sure to work with a legal specialist to ensure that your transaction is properly managed.
The Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act is one legislative document which governs this area of property practice. The law details several key areas of construction law such as licensing and permit processes. Consult a lawyer to help you understand this important law.
If you are in the process of transferring property between parties, whether buying or selling, seek the advice of specialist conveyancing lawyers to help navigate the process and avoid potential problems.
Dealing with local councils:
There are 77 local governments in Queensland and many council bodies and agencies within these. Working with a lawyer can be crucial to assist you in dealing with local governmental bodies and agencies in all stages of the property transaction process.
Obtaining legal advice is imperative for all aspects of transaction procedures and this is especially the case when conducting due diligence. Appoint a lawyer to advise you about any value or risk issues as well as ensure the overall process is completed in a thorough and timely manner.
The legislation surrounding franchising in Queensland involves several areas of jurisdiction, including consumer, property and business law. Consult a lawyer to help you understand this often complicated area of the law.
WGC lawyers can help you assess the potential benefits and risks associated with joint ventures, as well as ensure that negotiations and contracts are legally robust.
Before signing a lease, including a Retail Shop Lease, it’s essential to ensure that all terms are fully understood and agreed upon by all parties. If you’re concerned about a document, work with a lawyer to ensure that you understand it and that it reflects your needs.
WGC lawyers specialises in this particular area of property law and can assist you in navigating these complicated transactions.
Ensuring the correct planning permissions and other regulations are in place when intending to extend or otherwise modify a property you own can be a complex process. Consult with a legal specialist to safeguard you and your property against potential disputes.
If you decide to extend or otherwise refurbish your property, depending on the type and nature of the property and renovations planned, you may require planning permission or other legal authorisation. Be sure to seek expert advice from a lawyer to ensure your plans are law-abiding.
Purchase or sale of a house, unit or land:
Whether buying or selling residential or commercial property or land, obtain the guidance of an experienced legal team to make sure that you are following all the required rules and regulations.
Creating, merging or otherwise altering property boundaries is called subdivision and can also be referred to as reconfiguring a lot. Work with a lawyer to ensure that your subdivision plans are legally viable.
The Land Valuation Act 2010 details the required processes for valuing land in Queensland. Seek specialist legal advice to be sure that valuations you receive are accurate and valid.
For property law legal expertise please contact our team:
- Michael Huelin, Commercial Law Partner
- Graham Dutton, Commercial Law Partner
- Sarah Lally, Senior Associate
- Rhys Larsen, Lawyer