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Specialist Services

Whilst many property transactions are relatively straightforward residential sales and purchases, there is an increasing number of ‘specialist’ situations. These required detailed, expert knowledge, and not all conveyancers will handle them. At Accord, we have the expertise to guide you through these more complex sales and purchases.

Off-the-plan

Off-the-plan contracts, where you are buying before property construction is complete, are complex and tend to favour the vendor. Not being unable to physically inspect the property before purchase makes some buyers feel overwhelmed or nervous.

We carry out comprehensive property conveyancing contract reviews and legal guidance before you sign the contract, and provide you with regular updates on the progress of your property during construction.

When completion nears, we’ll coordinate with your lender, broker, or financial advisor to ensure a seamless settlement.

Self Managed Superannuation Funds

An increasing number of SMSFs incorporate property as an investment. Superannuation is one of the most highly regulated products in the financial sector, with very strict requirements, so it is crucial that you have expert legal advice before you execute a contract.

We have successfully handled hundreds of SMSF matters, and are experts in this complex area. We’ll guide you through the process to ensure you understand the regulations, and avoid any pitfalls. No matter what type of property you intend to purchase within your SMSF, we can help ensure a smooth and successful transaction.

Spousal Transfers

Property transactions are not limited to buying or selling. One of the most common ownership transfers is between spouses or de facto partners as a result of refinancing or relationship split. Other transfers of ownership might be the result of deceased estates, family arrangements, or tax advice provided by your accountant.

We will provide you with expert advice for any transfer, including the legal process and any stamp duty implications, ensuring the ownership transfer occurs according to your instructions.

Commercial

Buying and selling commercial property, such as factories, industrial land, and retail strata offices require specialist contractual knowledge. We handle a range of commercial transactions, both freehold and leasehold. But we also know that the details of commercial transactions can vary substantially, and we’ll refer to our solicitor affiliates for specialised advice whenever we need to.

Subdivisions

Transactions involving subdivisions can be complex. To be successful, they require accurate legal advice, and clear and concise communication between all parties and authorities.

We are experienced in handling all subdivisions from dual occupancies to multi-unit and multi-level developments. As your representative, our job is to ensure a flawless execution of your property development.

NICO Subdivisions

Not in Common Ownership (NICO) are highly specialised subdivisions involving transfers where a parcel (or parcels) of land are segregated and annexed into a neighbouring parcel of land.

Our principal, Nicole Faid, specialises in this area and is available to provide sound legal advice specific to your NICO subdivision.

Acquisitions

There are some uncommon and specialised areas of property conveyancing such as laneway acquisitions, discontinuance of private roads, and adverse possession transactions. We are experienced in these matters and provide the high level of detail and dedication needed. We’ll work with our legal affiliates where needed to finalise your acquisition.