Bethany is a detail driven lawyer, experienced in working with a variety of stakeholders in matters of property law.

Bethany has considerable experience advising clients on the legal and contractual implications in the acquisition and disposal of residential, commercial and mixed-use properties, existing and off-the-plan transactions and the preparation of subdivision applications, including NICO plans, related partition agreements and other boundary realignment matters.

Bethany's experience also extends to matters concerning title interests and disputes such as adverse possession and other fence and boundary related matters, including the removal or variation of covenants, easements and caveats and other title encumbrances and warnings.

Key matters:

  • Stamp duty exemption and reduction applications for transfers, including spousal, trustee related and acquisition of indirect land holdings.
  • All matters relating to retail and commercial leasing.
  • Owners Corporation advice and dispute matters involving fees and levies, particularly where lots may have been assigned additional fees based on a disproportionate allocation of liability.
  • Preparation and review of Section 173 agreements and other encumbrances, including experience in negotiating with councils, water authorities and other bodies with a view to limit the scope/operation of the agreements where appropriate.
  • Due diligence on contracts of sale, options and other related agreements, whether it relate to single residences, one-off investment projects or large parcels with development potential.

Focused on obtaining commercial outcomes through pragmatic solutions, Bethany is an approachable and dedicated advisor to her clients.

Areas of Expertise

Key focus areas:

  • Sales and acquisitions
  • Leasing
  • Building disputes
  • Contracts
  • Due diligence
  • Subdivision
  • Stamp duty exemption
  • Adverse possession
  • Variation of encumbrances

Recent Articles by Bethany Visser

Victorian properties’ grisly secrets cannot be hidden under the carpet

In brief Does your property have “a history”? For example, was your property once the scene of a grisly crime or a meth house? If so, new changes to the law, effective from 1 March 2020, mean these and other...
30 April, 2020

Pushing the boundaries: What to do with misaligned property boundaries in Victoria

As a purchaser of property, you might assume that what you are buying is all the land occupied within its physical boundaries. Similarly, you may assume that at settlement you will receive all of the land as described in the...
5 February, 2020

Home is where the heart is: Adverse possession in urban Melbourne

A property developer in Sydney has succeeded against the relatives of a deceased property owner in his right to the title deed of a home in the inner Western Sydney suburb of Ashbury. This case has captured media attention throughout...
3 December, 2019

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).
24 July, 2019

Madgwicks Property Insights Newsletter: July 2019

Welcome to the July 2019 edition of Property Insights! Presented by the Madgwicks Property team, this newsletter is full of recent developments in the property industry, case studies and industry news.
24 July, 2019