At Robertson Hyetts our Bendigo and Castlemaine Property Law & Development lawyers can advise you on commercial, industrial, residential property and land development matters so you are compliant with Australian property law.
We provide expert legal services in all aspects of property development:
- Joint venture and/or development agreements
- Project finance
- Intellectual property
- Property sales
- Adverse possession
- General law conversion
- Section 173 agreements
Property Development throughout Bendigo, Castlemaine and Melbourne
When you undertake a property development, the first thing you need to do is engage a property lawyer to ensure that you meet compliance targets under Australian contract law. Our property lawyers can prepare the necessary contract agreements, and do the negotiating with local councils and referral authorities.
Robertson Hyetts has a proud history of contributing to award winning projects in Castlemaine and Bendigo. Working with developers both large and small, we’ve represented the legal interests of regional and metropolitan residential developers on some of the largest and most innovative projects in Victoria.
Whether you’re a large or small property developer you can count on us to deliver quality and up to date legal advice. On our team of property law solicitors, we have an accredited property law specialist, accredited by the Law Institute of Victoria, ready to answer any questions you might have.
At Robertson Hyetts we keep your interests in mind, we provide very experienced strategic advice. We’re reliable and you can count on us to deliver on time and within budget.
Are you wanting to develop your land or undertake a subdivision?
There are many legal aspects to developing your land or undertaking a subdivision. You may have questions that you need answered. “Can I subdivide my property?”, “What’s the process for subdividing?” and “What are the planning provisions?” are but a few.
At Robertson Hyetts our experienced Bendigo, Castlemaine, Melbourne Property Development law team answers your questions and guides you through the development process. We can answer your questions; prepare, review or advise on contracts and agreements, or negotiate with local councils and referral authorities.
‘The firm of Robertson Hyetts (formerly LMSW Lawyers) in Castlemaine handled a huge task for us: four off-the-plan contracts drawn up and administered, eight contracts with four different builders checked, seven contracts of sale and seven settlements. With great support, encouragement and integrity they gave us sound financial and legal advice and careful consideration about placing practical covenants on all the Munro Court titles, and all the staff worked with great professionalism. A project like this would not succeed without a proficient lawyer. We were lucky to have Robertson Hyetts Lawyers in our town to support our project’.
“Dear Greta, Thank you, you helped me through the whole process of my property purchase with your calm manner. Thank you once again, I really appreciate all that you’ve done.”
The Munro Court Story. An Australian housing development of energy-smart houses in water-wise gardens. Copyright 2013 Susan M Turner and Sally M Berridge. Copies of this book are available from www.turningwild.com.au
Property Development FAQs
Land Banking is the process of securing future property development sites today, at the current price. Many large property development companies buy farms or large tracts of land and put them in their “land bank” to ensure they have a sufficient stock of land for future property developments.
An undeveloped lot, group of lots or parcel of land that is zoned to allow for, and is capable of subdivision into smaller parcels of land under the existing land use provisions.
In the context of property development an MCP is a memorandum of common provisions which usually includes the covenants and easements affecting land.
An agreement usually between the local Council and the owner of land which sets out conditions or restrictions on the use or development of the land or some other planning objectives in relation to the land.
A restrictive covenant is an agreement between landowners that limits the way land can be used and developed.
A conservation covenant is a permanent, legally binding agreement placed on a property's title to ensure native vegetation on the property is protected forever. This agreement is voluntary and negotiated between Trust for Nature and each individual landowner.
When you own property you do have the right to do whatever you want to do on your property subject to any applicable federal, state or local law. The local council will have developed a planning scheme with the assistance of the Victorian Government which sets out the permitted use, prohibited use and use which requires a planning permit.
Phone now to talk to a property law specialist: Bendigo 03 5434 6666 or Castlemaine 03 5472 1588.