Property Law

Whether you are a property developer, foreign investor or homeowner, our experienced lawyers will be able to assist you in capitalising on your investments and protecting your interests.

Our property law practice possesses expertise that extends to all aspects of the field, including developments, leasing, subdivisions, planning and business transactions involving property transfers. Whatever you wish to do, our lawyers will identify and minimise any risk factors that you may face in order to safeguard your interests. We have extensive experience acting for a wide range of clients, from small to medium size property developers and foreign investors. We communicate in your language and bring local expertise to ensure that your legal interests are best protected.


Property Development is one of our firm’s core practice groups. We have acted for developers and landowners, providing services such as advising on joint ventures, development agreements, sales and acquisition and financing. Our services also include:

  • Subdivisions
  • S173 Agreement
  • Loan and Funding Agreements
  • Preparing off the plan sale contracts
  • Other planning or development matters

Whether you are buying or selling a home, unit, commercial property, shop, factory or rural property, we can provide a hassle free transaction experience.

There are numerous pitfalls that you should be aware of when buying or selling a property. For example, a buyer of real property should ensure that he or she obtains a good and marketable ‘title’ to the land. Sellers should ensure that they follow the correct procedures when selling to avoid penalties or disputes from the potential buyer in future.

At Tan & Tan, we have a dedicated team of experienced lawyer who can:

  • Advice on all aspects of real estate contract law including preparing and reviewing contracts for sales and purchases, auction contracts
  • Foreign Investment Review Board applications for overseas clients
  • Purchase of off-the-plan properties, land and building package
  • Easements and Covenants
  • Advice on First Home Owner and other grants
  • Advice on Stamp duty, GST and other matters

A lease is a contractually binding agreement between a property owner and a person who rents the property. It defines the rights and limitations of both parties during the term of the lease. For example, the lease will state how much the monthly rental is, when it is due, the purpose of use, lease renewal options, exit options and rent review methods. Therefore, it is important to seek legal advice before entering a lease as the terms may have a negative impact on your business or limit your rights in future.

At Tan & Tan, we have a dedicated team of experienced lawyer who can:

  • Draft and review all types of leases (including residential, commercial and retail)
  • Subleases
  • Negotiate terms of the lease (eg rental, duration, rent reviews, renewal options)
  • Preparing off the plan sale contracts
  • Assist in resolving disputes for both landlords and tenants
  • Advise on commercial terms of leases for landlords

We liaise with financial institutions to deal with loans, mortgages, discharges of mortgages and deposit bonds. We also provide services such as transfer of title (ie change of ownership for the property) and stamp duty advice.

Please feel free to contact us for a consultation, so that we can better assess and service your needs.