Legal Essentials for Property Development: An End-to-End Guide to Contract Law for Your Next Project


Join us for an in-depth and practical masterclass on the legal essentials for buying, selling, building and financing a development project.

Led by expert law firms McCullough Robertson and Hall & Wilcox, this workshop will provide an end-to-end learning experience for anyone involved in the property development process.

Through practical case studies, interactive content, checklists and real-world examples, the legal property team will ensure that you walk away with an understanding of the legal opportunities and risks associated with developing real estate.

Workshop 01

What will be covered?

1) Acquiring a development site

  • Contract types - Standard contracts, conditional contracts and option agreements.

  • Due diligence - Property history, zoning, overlays and constraints.

  • Acquisition strategies - Including practical case studies.

2) Selling your project off-the-plan

  • Agency agreements - Project marketing agreements for off-the-plan sales.

  • Contracts of sale - The essentials of contracts including disclosure documentation.

  • FIRB considerations - How to sell to foreign buyers and manage project risk?

  • Short-term letting - What are the opportunities and limitations involved?

  • Management rights - How to maximise revenue through the sale of management rights?

  • Embedded network reform - What are the latest developments in service and utility infrastructure?

  • Project settlement - The essentials of completing a project successfully.

3) Building your project

  • Construction contract types - From D&C to GMP, the essentials will be covered.

  • Procurement strategies - Getting the most out of appointing a builder.

4) Financing your project

  • Project funding – The essentials of your legal agreements with banks and financiers, including important considerations, common pitfalls and case studies

Workshop 02

Who is this suitable for?

  • Emerging to advanced property investors and developers

  • Development and project managers

  • Consultants and service providers

  • Finance and investment professionals

  • Real estate agents and project marketers

  • Construction contractors and subcontractors

  • Government and planning authorities .

Workshop 03

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