Property Law

Our property team is devoted to providing plain-English, timely advice in all aspects of property without compromise on quality. We tailor our advice to the objectives and circumstances of each client, to generate the most reliable and  cost effective outcome.

We have experience working with a wide spectrum of clients including individuals, small and large corporations, local and overseas investors, developers and Australian and overseas government bodies. Our property lawyers collaborate with our commercial, banking and finance lawyers to provide balanced, comprehensive legal solutions.

For advice on any aspect of property law, call 02 9222 8000 to speak Diamond Conway’s specialist team.

Aged Care Accommodation and Contracts

With Australia’s growing ageing population, the demand for retirement/aged care accommodation is placing significant pressure on health care providers. Our lawyers have a wealth of experience in this niche industry, acting for both aged care facilities as well as individuals who seek advice on aged-care contracts.

Our team of property lawyers are sensitive to the personal and emotional issues that are often associated with organising accommodation of this nature.

Loans, Mortgages and Personal Property Securities

Individual and corporate clients rely on our experience with the Personal Property Securities Act to ensure that their lending interests are protected on an insolvency of a customer. We also assist clients by documenting their complex security arrangements including loans and mortgages. This includes arranging home loan pre-qualifications, assisting with any enquiries regarding loan applications, witnessing security documents and supplying certificates, property searches and reports, liaison with financial institutions, arranging and attending settlements, discharging paid out mortgages amongst other services.

Property Development and Construction

Our Property Team has a depth of experience in all aspects of property development and construction including acquisition, development, construction leasing, management and sale. Our lawyers have acted on matters involving institutional corporations and public and private development companies and individuals.

We maintain a strong focus on providing timely advice to our clients to guide them through the multitude of statutory compliance requirements applicable to residential, commercial and industrial development, including Land and Environment Court and other appropriate litigation, if necessary.

Residential/Commercial Property and Business Sale and Purchase

We offer many years of experience in selling and purchasing commercial, industrial, and residential property and businesses. Our clients benefit from a simple, straight-forward approach to such transactions. Where complexities arise, our lawyers draw on the depth of their experience to effectively manage and resolve issues to ensure that you settle on time, within your budget and as stress-free as possible. Our team assists their clients with reviewing and negotiating contracts, dealing with lending institutions, solicitors and attending your settlement.

Retail and Industrial Leasing

Our Property Team has substantial expertise acting for both landlords and tenants in retail, commercial and industrial leasing, including shopping centre stream-leasing. We provide cost effective leasing services which can include ongoing file summary spreadsheets and guaranteed document production timetables.

Our documents are prepared by lawyers, not legal clerks. Our lawyers are contactable and responsive, giving plain-English business advice throughout every stage of a leasing file.

Stamp duty and Taxes

Our Property Team also advises on stamp duty and other tax impacts arising from any sale or purchase. This includes any potential for foreign person surcharge stamp duty and land tax as well as GST. We also liaise with any Accountant or Financial Advisor in respect of such matters.


Our Property Team can also advise in respect structuring any purchase or acquisition, including the use of corporate entities and trusts. We also liaise with any Accountant or Financial Advisor in respect of such matters. We can arrange for a corporate entity to be set up and provide any other required documentation e.g., Trust Deeds.

Compliance matters

Our Property Team can also advise on legal compliance matters where, for instance, you propose commencing a business operation or are a foreign entity who may want to commence business in Australia. We also liaise with any Accountant or Financial Advisor in respect of such matters.


Meet the Property Law Team