Property & Leasing Law

Property Law

Property Lawyers Perth: Buying or selling a property, building a new home, planning a subdivision or developing or leasing commercial premises – we understand the many legal issues and risks that can arise.

Our clients include property developers, real estate agents, shopping centre owners and surveyors.

Our property lawyers have experience in a wide range of property transactions and can assist in the following areas:

Our property lawyers do not provide conveyancing services, however we have a strong working relationship with One Stop Settlements who can assist you with your conveyancing matters.

Examples of recent work by our property lawyers Perth:

Leasing

Commercial leasing and residential leasing: Our leasing lawyers have expertise in all aspects of leasing and act for both landlords and tenants in preparing and negotiating leases, enforcing lease terms and conditions and representing clients in lease disputes.

We have considerable experience in retail shop leasing. On 1 January 2013 the amendments to the Commercial Tenancy (Retail Shops) Agreements Act 1985 (WA) (the Act) and the Commercial Tenancy (Retail Shops) Agreements Regulations 1985 (the Regulations) came into effect. The amendments to the Act follow an extensive review of commercial tenancy law in Western Australia and seek to increase disclosure requirements for landlords and to enhance security of tenure for, and the negotiating power of, tenants.

Key amendments to the Act and Regulations include:

It is important that landlords are aware of, and comply with, the Act including the amendments. If a retail shop lease does not comply with the Act there is a risk that the provisions of the lease will be considered void.

Examples of recent work by our leasing lawyers Perth:

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