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Management Rights, Property & Developments

We take pride in ensuring smooth transactions in property and development for first home buyers through to large scale development projects. We can provide advice on managements rights, leasing agreements, and body corporate.

Purchase or sale of residential property.

Structuring advice surrounding land acquisitions or transfers.

Establishment of new community titles schemes.

Leasing – landlord or tenant.

Conveyancing large or small.

Management Rights purchases, sales or establishments.

Body Corporate advice and disputes.

Commercial property sales or purchases.

Management Rights, Property and Developments

Property is a key asset class for aspiring Australians, forming a large portion and an underlying component of the Australian Dream. Whether you are acquiring your first home, managing a building or developing a 600 lot subdivision, Stokes Lawyers has developed the expertise to assist you with your paddock or palace.

Management Rights

We have assisted some of Queensland’s largest management rights owners.  Our lawyers’ involvement in this unique industry goes back 15 years and includes experience at several other specialist management rights firms at lawyer and director levels.

Our work includes –

Acting in the sale and purchase of some of the largest and most prestigious unit buildings in Queensland

Conducting due diligence and acting for the purchaser of management rights in multi-use buildings and multi-layered schemes

Assisting with the negotiation and purchase of off-the-plan management rights

Preparation of documents and acting the sale of off-the-plan management rights by the developer

Extension and exercise of options to extend caretaking and letting agreements

Dealing with contested assignments of management rights and ‘difficult’ or poorly advised committees

Acting successfully for the manager against body corporate attempts to terminate the agreement

Dual English-Mandarin speaking management rights lawyers are available.

Property Sales and Purchases

We treat the purchase or sale of a property as one of the most fundamental and important transactions of our client’s lives – because it is.  All property transactions are conducted by a lawyer experienced in property transactions in Queensland.

Stokes Lawyers assist regularly with –

Sales and purchases of residential property

Commercial property from small to in excess of $20m

Dealing with property as part of an estate

Sale of property to developers

Option deeds, subdivisions, easements and other dealings with land

Dealing with contested assignments of management rights and ‘difficult’ or poorly advised committees

Acting successfully for the manager against body corporate attempts to terminate the agreement

As the scope of our engagement includes review of the contracts prior to execution, please direct the agent or other party to send us a copy of the draft before signing.

Property Developments

Stokes Lawyers assist large and small developers with all aspects of their legal needs throughout Queensland.

Recent matters include –

Acting in the acquisition and subsequent sale to a listed developer of a 600 lot subdivision

Acting in the acquisition, subdivision and sale developments of 4, 36, 48 and 72 lots

Assisting smaller cottage developers with establishing community titles schemes, management rights agreements and sales of resulting lots

Advising on option deeds for the conditional acquisition of property subject to development approval or subdivision

Assisting with the acquisition of land from Council, joint venture agreement, development and leasing of multi-story, mixed used developments

Advising on commercial structures, GST and other state and commonwealth taxes associated with developments

We are agile and thorough in the conduct of property development and can assist you to identify and address issues that may delay the successful finalisation of the development.  We are recognised within Logan and South East Queensland a being able to holistically assist developers with their legal requirements.

Key Contacts

James Stokes

Managing Director

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