Property, Leasing, Conveyancing and Development

Leasing

What is included in your fixed fee for acting on a lease transaction?

 

Our fixed fee service for leasing commercial, industrial or retail property normally includes:

  • Preparing or advising on any heads of terms or leasing proposal and assisting you in negotiating them.
  • If you are a landlord – drafting the lease and negotiating for you on any changes requested by the tenant.
  • If you are a tenant – reviewing the lease and negotiating changes to the lease terms.
  • There is no limit on the number of rounds of negotiations we will conduct for you under our fixed fee but, of course, we cannot guarantee the outcome of negotiations.
  • Providing you with a lease report identifying the important terms and conditions of the lease.
  • Liaising with the other side’s lawyers on your behalf to finalise the lease. For landlords we also attend to registration of the lease if required.
  • If the lease is a sublease then we also review the headlease and assist in obtaining the necessary consents from the landlord.

What other leasing transactions do you do?

 

We are very experienced in preparing a wide range of leasing documents such as agreements for lease, assignments, surrenders of lease, options, variations and make good settlements. We have drafted, negotiated and advised landlords and tenants on all of these.

How do we engage you?

 

Simply call us. We are always happy to tailor our legal services to your requirements and offer you pricing solutions.

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Selling

What is included in your fixed fee for acting on a sale?

 

Our fixed fee legal service for selling property normally includes:

  • Preparing the contract for sale.
  • Negotiating the terms of the contract for sale.
  • Exchanging contracts.
  • Attending to all conveyancing procedures and arranging settlement.
  • Liaising with your agent, your mortgage lender and the purchaser’s solicitor/conveyancer.

What if I need other property services for my sale?

 

We are very experienced in preparing a wide range of property agreements and instruments such as options, caveats, easements, covenants, strata by-laws and all manner of applications to the land titles office (Land & Property Information).

How do we engage you?

 

Simply call us  We are always happy to tailor our legal services to your requirements and offer you pricing solutions.

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Buying

What is included in your fixed fee for acting on a purchase?

 

Our fixed fee legal service for purchasing a property normally includes:

  • Preparing a report on the contract for sale in which we’ll look for any nasties buried in the contract, summarise the important contract terms and explain the property title such as the legal boundaries, any easements, restrictive covenants and zoning restrictions.
  • Reviewing and negotiating the terms of the contract for sale with the vendor’s solicitors.
  • Reviewing the terms of any leases or tenancies at the property.
  • Exchanging contracts.
  • Attending to all conveyancing procedures, preparing the transfer and arranging settlement.
  • Liaising with your agent, your mortgage lender and the vendor’s solicitors.

What if I need other property services for my purchase?

 

We are very experienced in preparing leases as well as a wide range of property agreements and instruments such as options, caveats, easements, covenants, strata by-laws and all manner of property title applications to the land titles office (Land & Property Information).

How do we engage you?

 

Simply call us.  We are always happy to tailor our legal services to your requirements and offer you pricing solutions.

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Development

Why use SME Property Lawyer for a development?

 

Our principal, Andrew Kleiman, has acted for developers on many Torrens and strata title developments from the initial acquisition of the land to subdivision, construction, titling and sales.  Andrew has negotiated planning agreements with councils and construction contracts with builders and acted for developers in construction disputes so he can help you at every stage of your development.

Developments require a range of professionals and contractors and  Andrew can help you find surveyors for land and strata subdivisions, building project managers, builders and contractors.

Highlights of Andrew’s development experience include:

  • A mixed-use tri-partite development in North-West Sydney between a local authority, a blue-chip corporation and the developer.
  • A staged development of a business park in South-West Sydney.
  • An acquisition of land from a council for the development of a hotel and serviced apartments on the South Coast.
  • A private hospital and medical centre.
  • Development of greenfield land for industrial uses.

What development documents can you prepare?

 

We can prepare development agreements, construction contracts, management statements, strata development contracts, easements, restrictions, covenants and by-laws  as well as options such as put and call option deeds and contracts for sale.

 

How do you charge?

 

We offer fixed fees for your development. Talk with us about your development and we will prepare a scope of works and a fixed fee for works falling within that scope. We appreciate that often it isn’t possible to know what is involved too far in advance so we can scope each stage as it arrives and offer a fixed fee for that stage.

Alternatively, you may be interested in a monthly retainer where you pay a fixed monthly fee for all our work done for you in that month.  The retainer fee is reviewed regularly to keep it fairly priced for the amount of work done.

 

How do we engage you?

 

Simply call us. We’re happy to talk. No charge.

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Advice

Why use SME Property Lawyer?

If you just want some advice or have a query on some aspect of property law, title or leasing then simply call us and talk about it. We are experts in commercial, industrial, retail and residential property and can advise on both Torrens and strata title whether buying, selling, managing, strata-by laws, leasing or carrying out subdivisions or building works.

Commercial property investors

Investors looking to invest in commercial property (office, industrial and retail) benefit from Andrew’s practical understanding of commercial property and commercial leasing gained from a previous role in managing a $100M + commercial property portfolio.  Andrew prides himself on identifying potential costs and risks for clients buying commercial property. Once a property is purchased, Andrew can help in the ongoing management and leasing of the property.

Homeowners and residential investors

Andrew is as happy looking after a residential conveyance as he is a commercial matter. With Sydney house and unit prices so high, a residential conveyance is a high value transaction that deserves the close attention of an experienced property lawyer. Andrew isn’t someone who just pushes the paper. He can analyse the property title, negotiate a contract quickly and effectively, provide expert legal advice and help his clients reach settlement.

SMSFs and trusts

Andrew has acted on many purchases and property transfers for SMSFs and trusts and knows how to structure a purchase with the correct purchasing entity to avoid stamp duty problems. Whether it is a commercial or residential property investment or a transfer and lease-back of your business property, whether it is a limited recourse arrangement or fully funded, Andrew has the expertise to help you with your investment.

Developers

For a number of years, Andrew acted almost solely for property developers, acting and advising on the development of apartments, townhouses, duplexes, mixed-use developments, business parks, industrial estates, shops, offices and hospitals. He also has substantial experience in building and construction, which comes in very handy when dealing with the builders.

And more…

We can help you resolve property disputes and are very experienced in preparing a wide range of property agreements and instruments such as options, caveats, easements, covenants and all manner of applications to the land titles office (Land & Property Information).

Free initial consultation

We’re happy to talk and we won’t bill you for an initial phone call. If it’s an easy one you may even get some free legal advice or at least some pointers in the right direction. If we have to put on our thinking cap or hit the books to find the answer then we would be happy to give you a quote for the work and stick to that quote.

We could write pages and pages about property law but no-one goes to the doctor to read the medical manual so why not give us a call.

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