Residential Retail Commercial and Industrial Projects

A specialist Sydney-based law firm providing first-class legal services to corporate and private clients in connection with the procurement of residential, retail, commercial and industrial projects.

Update on Cost Orders in Class 3 Proceedings in the NSW Land and Environment Court

The Court of Appeal decision provides some useful guidance on how offers of compromise may be considered by the Court in Class 3 proceedings. 

The Scheduled Demise of Interim Occupation Certificates, Yet Again

Following a number of reprieves (firstly 1 November 2018, then 1 November 2019), interim occupation certificates will now become obsolete on 1 December 2019 by virtue of the commencement of certain amendments to Part 6 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, in accordance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment (Building and Subdivision Certification) Regulation 2019, made on 30 August 2019.

The Compulsory Acquisition of Land under Contract for Sale and Compensation Considerations

Where a party enters into a sale contract to purchase land and – prior to settlement – that land is compulsorily acquired by a government authority, a potential tension arises in circumstances where the market value determined by the Valuer-General is less than the contract price.

Residential Retail Commercial and Industrial Projects

A specialist Sydney-based law firm providing first-class legal services to corporate and private clients in connection with the procurement of residential, retail, commercial and industrial projects.

Update on Stamp Duty and Land Tax Claims under the Just Terms Act

The compulsory acquisition of land often triggers tax implications for the dispossessed owner, particularly associated with land held in an investment capacity, two of the more common of which include stamp duty and land tax.

Changes to NSW Interim Occupation Certificates

From 1 March 2018, amendments to the Act were introduced, which included the removal of any reference to interim OCs. The new Act alludes to there being a possibility for an OC relating to the completion of ‘part’ of a new building.

NSW Land and Environment Court makes Important Findings Relating to Strata Renewal Proceedings

Project Lawyers, acting for the applicant in a recent court decision, successfully obtained orders from the Court requiring a respondent (dissenting lot owner) in strata renewal proceedings to prepare and serve evidence of the respondent’s compensation claim, with the Court finding that it was a fundamental requirement for an applicant to know the respondent’s position on compensation early in the proceedings.

Project Lawyers

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The team at Project Lawyers operate in the specialist areas of planning and environment, building and construction, resumption law, property and strata law, and dispute resolution. We represent contractors, developers, strata managers, business owners and individuals in all facets of the procurement process, including contract preparation and advice, environmental assessment, development and rezoning applications, the management of compulsory acquisition of property and business interests, and applications and appeals to the courts as required.

 

Expertise

  • Construction and Engineering
  • Planning and Environment
  • Resumption Law and Compulsory Acquisitions
  • Strata and Property Law
  • Land and Environment Court Applications and Appeals