Longton Legal made its name through its property team at inception, and has since continued to be experts in the sector, managing complex projects, processing real-estate matters and providing cost-effective solutions to what can be an expensive venture.
Our Property Team is composed of seasoned professionals who are equipped with a keen understanding of the work required to deliver a deal successfully and efficiently. Every client and every deal is different - but our quick-thinking and adaptable lawyers are fast on their feet and never fail to provide exceptional client care and service. Trust Longton Legal to always provide the best advice and support possible on your property matter.
Conveyancing is the process of buying and selling real estate properties, which may be: • residential • commercial • strata • retirement living • vacant land • house and land packages • rural • industrial • old system title We are experienced in all aspects of real estate transactions, including: • buying and selling real estate properties • transferring properties between family members • dealing with properties in a situation of divorce or separation • buying investment properties through Self-Managed Super Fund (SMSF) • put and call option deeds • acquiring and disposing development sites • Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) requirements • Foreign Resident Capital Gains Withholding Certificates • stamp duty and surcharge • land tax and surcharge We have clients ranging from first home buyers, veteran investors to developers. The volume and variety of conveyancing matters that we deal with allows us to have a wealth of knowledge and experience shared within the firm. Knowledge alone is not enough, we are also committed to providing you with exceptional customer service. Speak to us today to find out how we can help you.
National Credit Code is important to borrowers and lenders as it regulates the provision of credit including mortgages, personal loans and the law relating to credit cards. Borrowing/lending money involves risks, so it is essential that you have access to reliable legal advice to protect you in a dispute. We have a team of dedicated and experience lawyers who can provide services, including: • residential and commercial loans • National Credit Code and its compliance • advising borrowers or guarantors on mortgage documentation and guarantees • enforceability of contracts subject to the Code • litigation arising out of alleged breaches of the Code • negotiation and security structure of finance transactions • preparation of finance documentation • advising credit providers on loan structures • drafting Deed of Priority and consents to second mortgages • discharge of mortgages and collateral securities • debt recovery procedures and litigation • corporate and individual insolvency issues, including receiverships, liquidations, bankruptcies and administrations • enforcement of securities, mortgagee sales, re-possessions We provide our clients with efficient and practical advice, so our clients can get on with their business. Speak to us today to find out how we can help you.
Construction contracts are agreements between owners and contractors. A successful building project starts with a well-thought construction contract. There are different types of building and construction contracts. Most common types include: • Lump Sum Contract • Cost Plus Contract • Milestone Contract • Small Jobs Contract • Large Jobs Contract In Australia, there are three main building and construction associations that offer construction contract services: • Master Builders Association (MBA) • Home Industry Association (HIA) • New South Wales (NSW) Fair Trading What we can help you with? • contract review • draft, amend and negotiate terms of the contract • ensure your legal rights are enforced • debt recovery • advising in relation to building disputes • assist in both alternative dispute resolution procedures or court processes such as Fair Trading and NCAT Before signing any construction tenders or contracts, speak to us first, to ensure that the written agreement is in your best interest.
Exploring financing options for a property or building construction can be a difficult task. Some creditors may not be upfront with all the details so you need to be wary of hidden fees and what your actual payment obligations will be. A serious consideration of the clauses in the credit contract must be undertaken. Our expert Property & Construction Lawyers can save you time and help you through the process.
Retail and Commercial Leasing
There are some key differences between retail and commercial leases. In short, they have different regulatory frameworks so obligations are different. Each State has its own retail lease regulation which is different to the Property and Conveyancing Acts that govern commercial leases. Also, the purpose of a retail lease differs from a commercial lease as it involves a business conducting sale of products and services at the premises. Speak to our expert Property & Construction Lawyers to determine whether you need a retail or commercial lease.
If you are considering subdividing land, you need to be aware of the approval process. Subdivisions are governed by each State and processes may vary depending on where you live. But before you consider the approval process, you need to first undertake due diligence on the land’s possibility for subdivision. It is advisable to undertake this due diligence prior to purchasing the land as sometimes the land may not be eligible for subdivision. Our expert Property & Construction Lawyers can assist you with your subdivision concerns.
Easements & Covenants
When considering a purchase of land, you should undertake a search of the title. This will disclose whether there are any easements or covenants that may prevent you from using the land the way you want. An easement is a passageway that allows access to certain parties through your land. A common example of an easement is a sewerage line. A covenant on the other hand is a limitation on the land. This limitation may involve a restriction on the height of the building on the land or erection of fencing. Visit our expert Property & Construction Lawyers today.
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