Cranston McEachern Lawyers

Property Law

The experience of Cranston McEachern's property team spans from sales and purchases, leasing and licensing, developments and due diligence through to structuring, syndication, financing and taxation-gained from acting in a variety of commercial, retail and industrial projects.

Our property team draws on its knowledge and experience in working with a wide range of clients including corporate and institutional owners, rural landholders, property developers, mortgage financiers, private client owners and resort/hotel owners. Matters that we have conducted and managed for these clients range from small, simple transactions to complicated, multi-million dollar projects.

We recognise that property transactions and related issues require a quick and effective response. Careful and efficient negotiation, clear communication and concise documentation are key features in our approach to property law. 

Areas of Expertise Offered by our Property Team

  • acquisition, development and disposal contracts
  • building and construction contracts
  • commercial, industrial and retail property leasing and licensing
  • planning and environmental law
  • crown land native title
  • syndicated property investments
  • consolidation and subdivisions
  • due diligence
  • property trusts

we assist our clients in:

  • purchasing, selling, financing, leasing and developing real property of all types including office buildings, shopping centers, apartment and other residential buildings, hotels, warehouses, manufacturing facilities and unimproved lands.

body corporate and community titles:

  • specialist adjudication services in dispute resolution matters involving community titles;
  • advice in relation to management agreements, letting contracts, and bylaws;
  • submissions in adjudications before the Department of Natural Resources;
  • litigation before the District Court on appeal from adjudications


We regularly represent lessors, lessees and lenders in a wide variety of leasing transactions.  Transaction types include

  • shopping centre leases
  • industrial leasing
  • single tenant or multi tenant office leases

Small business and the retail industry:

We act for clients, both landlord and tenant, in relation to

  • QCAT appearances in retail shop leasing matters;
  • providing specific advice to newsagency industry;
  • appearances on behalf of pharmacists before the Administrative Appeals Tribunal concerning establishment of pharmacy outlets;
  • sales and purchases of businesses
  • general tenancy disputes
  • licencing issues;
  • advising clients in relation to the interaction of Fair Trading Act and Australian Competition and Consumer Act
  • Our extensive range of services for financial institutions are performed at both commercial and retail banking levels.

  • Our experience varies from advising on corporate structuring, commercial transactions, and commercialisation of intellectual property through to corporate governance and trade practices compliance.

  • Our knowledge and experience is drawn from a wide range of clients.

  • Our areas of advice cover the full spectrum of family and relationship law matters.

  • Cranston McEachern assists clients in identifying and protecting their valuable intellectual property assets.

  • We have extensive experience in accident compensation law.