Property Law


The Court’s Priority to Small Property Settlements


The Federal Circuit Court of Australia prioritises small property settlement claims by introducing a swift and cost effective Court process - PPP500 List. Read More.

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Lottery Winnings and Property Settlements: Who gets what?


Have you or your partner won the lotto and have since commenced separation or divorce? Not quite sure how your winnings will be divided in a property settlement? The Ramsden Lawyers team explores how lottery winnings are dealt with in a property settlement to give you a better understanding about what to expect. Read More.

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How to Sell a Rented Property or End a Tenancy Agreement?


If you are selling a property that currently has tenants, or wanting to end a tenancy agreement, there are certain steps need to be taken and minimum notice periods that apply. However, there are also simple measures that can be taken to avoid complicated situations and help reach a solution that works best for both the owner and tenant. Read More.

COVID 19 Protections

COVID-19 Protections for Queensland residential tenants: Issues for landlords


The Queensland Government has announced a range of temporary legislative changes to protect residential tenants during the COVID-19 crisis. These include bans on evictions, extension of leases and capped break lease costs. Read More.


COVID-19: Changes to development approvals


Like most sectors of the economy, developers and the construction industry is not immune from the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis. Major disruption to supply chains and possible difficulty sourcing materials means many development projects may be delayed. Following a number of workers on several construction sites in Australia testing positive for COVID-19, worker shortages or the temporary shutdown of construction sites is also a very real possibility. Read More.

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Mandatory Code: Commercial & retail leases


On 7 April 2020, the Prime Minister announced the creation of a mandatory Code of Conduct (the Code) to apply to certain commercial and retail leases during the COVID-19 crisis. Read More.


Miss out on ‘JobKeeper’? Here are some options for Employers


What are the alternative options for employers who don't meet the 'JobKeeper' requirements? Employers may be forced to stand-down or make their staff redundant in order to adjust to the changing climate. Each avenue is governed by strict guidelines. Read More.

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Buying a Property With Plans to Redevelop?


If you’re an experienced property developer or a first-time speculator, seeking advice prior to purchasing a property to redevelop is a crucial first step. Read More.

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US property valuation app lawsuit sends warning signal to Australian property market


A US private home owner, who also happens to be a real estate lawyer, recently took online property database company Zillow to task over estimates that have allegedly obstructed the sale of her home. Read More.

David Nematalla

New Partner and Head of our Property Law Group


We welcome a new partner and head of our property law group, David Nematalla. David who has close to 20 years’ experience in property and commercial law, was previously a senior lawyer at a specialist property law firm in the CBD of Brisbane. Read More.


Transfer Duty - Important Considerations


If you are transferring ownership of assets, particularly as part of a business sale, transfer duty is an important consideration as the wrong decisions can have significant financial consequences. Read More.