Introduction

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Pikes & Verekers Lawyers’ Property team brings to its clients its extensive industry knowledge and commitment to delivering timely and practical advice. The team covers the full range of services required to act in large-scale transactions whilst also supporting its clients in their day-to-day property needs.  

We have particular expertise in acting for developer clients and local government authorities.  

Our dedicated team includes Mark Green, Stephen Griffiths, David Baxter, Kim Probert and Michael Hewett, each of whom bring their unique experience to their clients. 

Experience

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Compensation for Compulsory Acquisition of Land

  • Acted for a property owner in Class 3 proceedings in the Land and Environment Court claiming compensation for the compulsory acquisition of his property for the “Wynyard Walk” project. 
  • Acted for a council in Class 3 proceedings in the Land and Environment Court arising out of council’s compulsory acquisition of land for a park at Cronulla. We were successful in arguing that compensation should be limited to that determined by the Valuer General. 
  • Acted for individual property owners in claims for compensation arising out of proposals to acquire land for the North West Rail Link, WestConnex and Sydney Metro.

Wills and Probate

  • Administered large estate of deceased widow who left residuary estate to charities, maximising sales of real estate and minimising Capital Gains Tax to enable maximum benefits for the residuary beneficiaries.

Strata Title

Company Title

  • Advised owner of company title residential flat building situated at South Steyne in respect of refurbishment, construction of additional units and conversion of building from company title to strata title.

Contract for Sale/Subdivision/Easements

  • Advising Clarence Valley Council on redevelopment of large car park in Maclean CBD to a supermarket development. Advice included:
    • Preparing an expression of interest document with attached draft contract.
    • Advising in relation to responses.
    • Preparing tender documents.
    • Drafting project-related special conditions for contract of sale and advising on subdivision, easements and contamination issues.

Contacts

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Mark Green

Partner
mgreen@pvlaw.com.au

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Julie Walsh

Partner
jwalsh@pvlaw.com.au

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Stephen Griffiths

Special Counsel
sgriffiths@pvlaw.com.au

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David Baxter

Partner
dbaxter@pvlaw.com.au

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Kim Probert

Partner
kprobert@pvlaw.com.au

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Brian Walton

Senior Associate
bwalton@pvlaw.com.au

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Rebecca Darr

Senior Associate
rdarr@pvlaw.com.au

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Diarna Cuda

Lawyer
dcuda@pvlaw.com.au

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Expertise

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  • Sales
  • Purchases – due diligence/acquisition agreements 
  • Leases, rent reviews, tenant breaches, make good obligations, incentive structures 
  • Licences
  • Easements and covenants 
  • Co-ownership agreements 
  • Joint venture agreements/development contracts 
  • Put and call option deeds and agreements 
  • Disposal and acquisition of commercial buildings, retail centres, hotels, manufacturing and industrial buildings
  • Stamp duty advisory 
  • Arrangements to deal with delayed settlements
  • Vendor finance mortgages 
  • Acting for vendors in high-volume residential sales including off the plan
  • Title structuring options for land subdivisions and multi-use developments 
  • Tenders and expressions of interest
  • Wills, probates and administration of deceased estates