Buying, selling and leasing of commercial, industrial, agricultural, retail, residential and mixed use properties.
We have seen what can go wrong if potential issues with the terms of the parties’ agreement are not identified upfront or if the transaction documents are not carefully drafted. We work closely with our clients to identify potential risks in transactions and to devise effective strategies to manage the risks in a commercially appropriate way. Above all, our goal is to ensure transactions proceed smoothly and that our clients do not encounter any ‘surprises’ – now or in the future.
We comprehensively provide due diligence on properties including planning controls, compliance or contamination issues.
In the area of leasing, our team regularly represent small to medium enterprises and private clients in the negotiation of commercial, industrial and retail leases. Our advice is practical, taking into account market conditions and standards at the time of the transaction.
In addition, SWS Lawyers advise on the full range of strata issues, from converting existing property to strata title, developing a new strata property to dissolving a strata scheme. We also draft and advise clients in relation to strata by-laws.
Our lawyers are also experienced in strata dispute resolution. We have advised on mediation and litigation between owners as well as disputes between the owners corporation and the developer.
Paul has been a lawyer for 18 years specialising in the planning, environment and property sphere. Paul has previously worked as a Senior Lawyer at Sparke Helmore and HWL Ebsworth, before practicing ...