Tick the right boxes, connect all the dots

To get the best returns, you’re going to need the best advice. And the best advice isn’t going to come from just one person – because in property development, the volume of issues and factors to be considered are complex and varied. At Madgwicks, we don’t bounce you between individuals across the firm, dropping in and out between stages only to miss the crucial issues. We don’t play catch up. Our whole team guides you through every step of the journey, combining our powers to achieve the best outcome. Always.

We offer the specialist legal advice necessary to achieve the outcomes you want from your project. Our diverse experience across numerous industries and practices means we are skilled practitioners in all facets of property development. Be it a land subdivision or a townhouse development, an apartment development or industrial, commercial and mixed use developments, we can assist you with everything from:

  • due diligence;
  • setting up syndicates and joint ventures;
  • property financing;
  • contract negotiations;
  • shareholder agreements;
  • development agreements;
  • acquisitions;
  • tax implications;
  • planning and environmental issues;
  • debt and finance;
  • consultancy agreements;
  • contract documentation;
  • leasing;
  • owners corporation matters;
  • GST and FIRB matters
  • GAIC;
  • mass sales and settlements.

We were early adopters of PEXA’s online property transaction system, including PEXA Projects and have DocuSign capabilities. We recognise life is busy and that’s why we use technology to make your life easier. We can go one step further than most and build databases and sharing platforms for our clients to ensure they reap the benefits of our more collaborative, streamlined and efficient systems.

To assist our clients cover all bases, we’ve spent decades building a trusted network of accountants, town planners, real estate agents, project managers, architects, engineers and financiers. One of our three core values is being ‘connected’ and in the property development world, this has paid dividends for our clients.

We have significant experience in all areas of residential, commercial and industrial property development but we’re incredibly proud of the results we’ve achieved in the specialist residential and hospitality sector. We’ve helped savvy developers acquire and get great returns from aged care facilities, retirement villages and hotels and other types of accommodation providers.

Before you ‘break ground’, give Madgwicks a call. We’ll help you navigate the legal complexities and we’ll introduce you to the right experts for everything else.

 

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Thought Leadership & Past Experiences

Foreign Purchaser Additional Duty – Updates and Exemptions

Section 28A of the Duties Act 2000 (Vic) provides that additional duty is payable when a foreign purchaser acquires residential property in Victoria. As of 1 July 2019, the rate of additional duty increased to 8%. This is payable in addition to the regular rate of duty that is otherwise payable on the transaction. As […]
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Give yourself more time under new complex land transfer transaction requirements

In brief On 1 August 2019, Land Use Victoria mandated that nearly all land transfer transactions, including complex stamp duty transactions, must now be lodged and managed online which, for complex transactions, results in additional time being required for settlement. What you need to know For complex land transfer transactions, lawyers and conveyancers were traditionally […]
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Your off-the-plan contracts – changes to law you can’t ignore

Parts of the highly anticipated Sale of Land Amendment Act 2019 (the Act) are now in operation, bringing important changes to the Sale of Land Act 1962 (Vic).
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