Perth Property Lawyers

Solomon Brothers provides advice on, and drafts documentation for, a wide range of property matters, and we have a substantial database of property precedents which we adapt to meet out clients’ specific objectives. Our detailed understanding of the Western Australian property market and the legal framework governing property transactions enables us to provide comprehensive and timely advice to our clients at competitive prices.

Our clients include private individuals, Western Australian property developers and multi-national corporations.

The Solomon Brothers Difference

Property Lawyers Perth

Experience

From complex property sales and purchases, property development, buildings contracts and strata law, through to settlements, real estate law, residential and commercial tenancies, and lodgement and removal of caveats.

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Local Knowledge

Comprehensive advice and history offered with a large range of property matters. Expertise in the legal requirements and issues experienced under Western Australian legislation.

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Track Record

Proven results for private individuals, Western Australian property developers, owners, tenants, estates and multi-national corporations.

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Excellence

Led by one of WA’s most experienced property lawyers, Doug Solomon, the Property Law team is nationally recognised for their detailed understanding of the WA property market.

 

Property Law Specialties

 

Leasing

Our team has substantial leasing experience, and a detailed understanding of the Residential Tenancies Act 1987, Commercial Tenancy (Retail Shops Agreements) Act 1985 and Property Law Act 1969, all of which impact on leasing in Western Australia. This experience extends to the preparation of:

  • retail, office and industrial leases;
  • sub-leases;
  • incentive deeds;
  • lease extensions and assignments;
  • surrenders of lease; and
  • car parking and signage licences.

Property Development

Solomon Brothers regularly acts for real estate developers and individual land owners in connection with development projects of all sizes, including subdivisions and strata titling. We facilitate project completion through the preparation of the following documents:

  • restrictive covenants;
  • easements;
  • profit-a-prendres;
  • management statements, including strata-by laws;
  • developer contribution deeds;
  • development management agreements;
  • property joint venture agreements;
  • escrow and stakeholder agreements;
  • building and construction contracts;
  • carbon tree plantation schemes;
  • mortgages; and
  • FIRB and ACCC applications.

Further information in relation to Solomon Brothers’ construction experience can be found here.


Property Sales and Purchases

We commonly advise clients in connection with the sale and purchase of all types of land including, residential properties, large industrial and commercial sites, contaminated sites, shopping centres and multi-tenanted office buildings. The services we provide include undertaking due diligence enquiries on behalf of our clients and preparing:

  • land sale contracts, including for off-the plan purchases of strata title units;
  • auction and tender conditions, including requests for tender;
  • option deeds; and
  • default and termination notices.

Settlements

We have an in-house settlements team which provides high quality settlement and conveyancing services for all types of real estate sales and purchases. This team is managed by a licensed settlement agent of over 20 years experience, who works closely with our firm’s lawyers when the need arises. Further information in relation to our settlement services can be found here.


Planning

Our team provides complex planning advice in relation to all types of developments, and we have extensive experience in planning appeals, and judicial review applications, both before the State Administrative Tribunal and the Supreme Court of Western Australia.


Contaminated Sites

We frequently advise on contamination issues and assist clients to prepare submissions to the Contaminated Sites Committee in connection with the allocation of responsibility for remediation under the Contaminated Sites Act 2003, particularly in an end-of-lease or freehold sale context.


Real Estate Law

We provide advice in relation to compliance issues arising under the Real Estate and Business Agents Act 1978, and represent agents in disciplinary matters.


Property Disputes

To complement our experience in property development and property transactions, we regularly act in property disputes. We have an excellent grasp of emerging problems in modern property transactions, such as those arising from off-the-plan strata developments, as well as planning appeals and related challenges. Further information in relation to our dispute resolution experience can be found here.


Property Law Insights

Commercial Leases in Western Australia during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Acknowledging small business, including the retail sector, have been hard-hit during the COVID-19 pandemic, changes to commercial tenancy laws in WA are providing some relief through what is defined as this “emergency period”. Solomon Brothers partner, Chris Williams, provides a summary of these legislative changes and their impact on both landlords and tenants.
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ASIC’s beef with Westpac over responsible lending duties

On 13 August 2019, the Federal Court of Australia handed down its judgment in Australian Securities and Investments Commission v Westpac Banking Corporation (Liability Trial) [2019] FCA 1244 (“the Liability Trial”).
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Get in touch with our Property Law Team

DOUG SOLOMON

Partner Commercial / Litigation

CHRIS WILLIAMS

Partner Litigation

KATE PRICE

Senior Associate

MICHELLE MOULTON

Settlements Manager


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