Harris & Company | Commercial Property Law
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Commercial Property Law

Commercial Property Law

Harris & Company has a reputation of being prompt, efficient, practical and facilitative, helping the client achieve its desired outcomes. Regardless of the size of a project, clients will receive the same level of expertise and service and commercially focussed advice

Harris & Company’s property team has a depth of experience and expertise in all aspect of commercial property law which allow us to identify potential problems and opportunities that may otherwise be missed.

 Proven expertise

  • Responsible for the acquisition, development and retail leasing of shopping centre sites.
  • Sale and purchase of shopping centres.
  • Responsible for the acquisition and development of residential development sites.
  • Preparing sale contracts for off the plan residential sales in excess of 100 units.
  • Preparing sale contracts for off the plan sales of in excess of 400 car parking spaces.
  • Acting for the shopping centre owners in relation to Retail Leases.

Commercial Industrial and Retail Leasing

A commercial lease can be an extremely complex document which needs an experienced practitioner to ensure that the document reflects what has been agreed and that potential problems can be identified and averted. Whether you are a landlord, or a tenant leasing premises is a major investment decision requiring expert legal advice to ensure that the results that you are seeking are achieved.

We can help with:

  • Advising landlords and tenants on the commercial terms and conditions of their agreements, including letters of offer & heads of agreement.
  • Drafting and negotiating the terms of Agreements for Lease and Leases and advising tenants in relation to the Leases they are proposing to enter into.
  • Assigning, varying and surrendering your Lease.
  • Enforcing the terms and conditions of your Lease.
  • Dealing with disputes for Landlords and Tenants.
  • Advising in relation to the provisions of the Retail Leases Act.
  • Preparing and advising on Licence Agreements.
  • Drafting and advising on Incentive Deeds.
  • Negotiating terms of and drafting Deeds relating to building naming rights.

Commercial Property

Harris & Company can assist with a complete range of issues that may arising during your property transaction and as these matters are often of a nature where time is critical, we are able to provide prompt service and creative solutions to such issues.

We can help you with:

  • Sale and purchase of commercial, retail and industrial properties for owner occupiers and investors including shops, shopping centres, offices, warehouses and development sites.
  • Drafting joint venture agreements and partnership agreements.
  • Advising in relation to finance documents and mortgagee’s requirements including guarantees.
  • Drafting Options and Put & Call Options.

Property Development

Our experienced property team can assist in all aspects of property development from a duplex to a multi lot apartment or office building. Having acted on many developments our lawyers understand the many legal issues that may arise during the development process.

We can help you with:

  • Subdivision of land.
  • Strata title developments.
  • Complex strata developments including more than one stratum lot.
  • Community title developments.
  • Sale and purchase of development sites.
  • Drafting easements and restrictive covenants.
  • Drafting Strata Management Statements.
  • Negotiating and drafting options, contracts and conditions of sale.
  • Liaising with financiers throughout the development process.

Strata Title

The legislation in the area of Strata Title is complex and changing and owners’ corporations and owners of strata lots need to know that the advice that they are receiving is up to date and accurate. As strata title ownership increases, it is important that this advice is readily available.

We can help you with:

  • Drafting and enforcing by-laws.
  • Advice in relation to easements.
  • Meeting procedures and compliance.
  • Building defects.
  • Home Warranty insurance claims.
  • Levy collections and recovery procedures.
  • Caretakers agreements.
  • Exclusive use by-laws.
  • Common property issues.


If you’d like to know more, please contact Alexandra Tzavellas either by email atzavellas@harrisco.com.au            or Telephone; (02) 9261 8533