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Property

‘We understand that our clients seek advice and services that are personal, relevant and real as opposed to push button generic blather.’

Overview

Buying or selling a residential or commercial property is a significant matter in most people’s lives.  For some people, it is the most significant transaction they will ever undertake and mistakes can be very costly.  Irrespective of what the media portrays, conveyancing is best left in the hands of a professional property lawyer.

Lloyd Meridian Legal offers extensive legal services to assist clients with their property requirements.  Our firm provides a complete legal solution which focuses on containing costs and ensuring the prompt and efficient delivery of services.

Our services include the traditional areas of property such as residential and commercial acquisitions and sales, leasing as well as the more complex areas such as property due diligence, retirement villages, factories, hotel chains, and put and call options on developments.  We can assist with every aspect of property development including structuring the purchase of property, negotiating the contractual terms and structuring the acquisition finance.

We work with public and private sector clients such as investors, listed and unlisted corporations and trusts, financial institutions, construction companies, hotel chains, tourism businesses, developers, landlords, property managers and bodies corporate.

Foreign investment

Our team has been looking after international purchasers of Australian property for more than a decade and we are pleased to say that all our clients in this niche area are either referrals or repeat clients.  We are familiar with the distinctive features of the overseas purchase including the jurisdictional, regulatory, economic, foreign investment and logistical elements which helps us provide sound advice to our clients. 

Our firm has extensive experience dealing with foreign currency loans and with major international financial institutions such as Lloyds TSB, Westpac Private Banking (a division of Westpac Banking Corporation), NAB Private Banking (a division of National Australia Bank), CBA Private Banking (a division of Commonwealth Bank of Australia), ANZ Private Banking (a division of Australia New Zealand Bank) and Citi Private Bank (a division of Citibank), amongst others.

We have extensive experience with applications to the Foreign Investment Review Board (pursuant to the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975 (Cth)) for approval of a foreign entity to acquire Australian assets.  

Silver service

A significant proportion of our firm’s individual property clients are high net worth individuals and persons of influence.  Discretion and confidentiality are intrinsic values to this client base and are key attributes in our service offering.

Our firm has technical depth and experience, and we are often invited and engaged to speak at international exhibitions on property.  We are multi-lingual and conversant in customs and cultures of the Asia Pacific region and have a panel of translators on hand to assist with communicating with our clients (if required).

Panel

Our firm receives referrals from, and is on the panel of recommended lawyers used by, international banks, listed companies, major Australian property developers and builders including Lloyds TSB, Australand Holdings Limited and Metricon Homes Pty Ltd.

Our extensive experience in acting for clients in respect of selling and buying off the plan developments and our extensive marketing experience in the Asia Pacific region should make Lloyd Meridian Legal the first stop for property developers considering marketing their properties overseas.

Transparent pricing policies

Our property matters are generally charged according to a fixed price policy, other than consulting in respect of development projects.  In accordance with the requirements of good legal practice, a costing agreement is provided to every client detailing the fixed costs and conditions for the scope of work.  As a sign of good faith, your first consultation is complimentary – please feel free to book a complimentary appointment or teleconference by contacting us on:

Phone: +61 3 9629 6388
Email: mail@lloydmeridian.com
Skype: lloyd.meridian.legal.phone

List of Services: 

We advise on a range of property matters, including:

Residential

  • Purchase of property and sale of property (conveyancing), including land, apartments and houses;
  • House and Land packages;
  • Student Accommodation issues;
  • Building and Construction contracts;
  • Off the Plan transactions;
  • Foreign Investment Review Board Approval (FIRB) applications and issues;
  • Property Financing;
  • International Foreign Currency Financing;
  • Leases, sub-leases and transfer of leases;
  • Licences and sub-licences;
  • Body corporate Issues; and
  • Mortgages, Easements, Covenants and Caveats.

Commercial, Retail and Industrial

  • Acquisition or Disposal of property, including retirement villages, motels, hotels and other buildings;
  • Development Agreements;
  • Due Diligence issues;
  • Industrial, Commercial and Retail Property Trusts;
  • Hotels, Resorts, Tourist Facilities and Entertainment Projects;
  • Fit Out Agreements;
  • Leases, sub-leases and transfer of leases;
  • Licences and sub-licences;
  • Liquor licensing for business premises;
  • Environmental and Planning Permit issues;
  • Section 173 Agreements;
  • Heritage and various Overlays;
  • Development Restrictions, Council Requirements, Usage Limitations; and
  • Contaminated Land, EPA and Pollution Regulations.

Development

  • Syndicated Property Investments;
  • Joint Ventures;
  • Retirement Village Projects;
  • Property Development, Consolidations and Subdivisions;
  • High Rise or Multi Unit Development;
  • Medium and High Density Development;
  • Structuring and Asset Protection; and
  • Project Financing.