DLS Property Projects Team

DLS PROPERTY PROJECTS TEAM

DLS has acted for numerous financial institutions, property owners and developers in high-volume transactional work, including:

  • off-plan developments,
  • residential lending and defaults, and
  • commercial, retail and industrial leasing.

We mobilise a team of experienced and specialised lawyers, conveyancers and paralegals as required, who then work as a team with your own staff in a highly integrated and efficient manner.

All work is supervised by highly trained and qualified lawyers, as required.

Our practice management and precedent generation systems are highly sophisticated - to ensure documents are issued, and transactions can be finalised, as quickly as possible.

Our back office staff are highly experienced, and our accounting system are designed to handle high volume work with efficiency.

We can and do quote for most high volume work on a fixed cost per transaction basis.

Off-Plan Developments

We have acted on a number of very large scale projects involving off-plan developments and can assist with the following:

  • drafting off-plan contracts - residential, commercial/ retail and/or industrial developments
  • drafting residential, commercial/ retail and industrial by-laws
  • drafting easements and other restrictions on title
  • drafting Strata Management Statements and Building Management Statements
  • application for blanket FIRB approval - for overseas buyers
  • preparation and negotiation of option arrangements
  • preparation and negotiation of joint venture arrangements
  • review and negotiation of project finance documents
  • review and negotiation of construction documents

We work closely with your selling agents surveyors, designers and other consultants as the Sales Launch Day approaches.

We assemble a team of specialist lawyers, conveyancers and paralegals to handle the Sales Launch.

If necessary, we can assemble a team of conveyancers at the Display Suites or at the Project Site to facilitate the contract exchange process during the Sales Launch.

We have lawyers that are fluent in Chinese and Japanese if required.

Contract documents are scanned and issued by email to streamline the issue of contracts to solicitors and potential buyers.

Our Project Exchange Team manages all the contract exchanges and keep you up to date on each Stage of the sales process.

We handle any on-sales as and when they occur during the construction phase.

We keep buyers informed of the construction and settlement process as required.

As Project completion approaches, we handle the registration process for strata subdivisions and the registration of any easements over the Project site.

When the Project is complete, we mobilise our Project team to complete all settlements process as quickly as possible.

We have experienced conveyancers, property lawyers, building lawyers and finance lawyers on hand to assist at the various stages of the project as necessary.

We also have the practice management and precedent management software to handle large scale projects in a cost effective and efficient manner.

We can and do quote on a fixed cost basis for most of the off-plan work - including:

  • Stage 1 - Contract Document Preparation
  • Stage 2 - Issue of Contracts and Exchange
  • Stage 3 - Settlement

We can also set up scheduled status meetings and/or online status reporting systems as required.

We are familiar with Service Level Agreements and happy to comply with client requirements in terms of service delivery and costing.

Residential Mortgages - Lending and Defaults

We have handled many thousands of transactions over the years acting for banks and building societies.

We work closely with lenders and brokers to facilitate the settlement of the loan transaction as quickly as possible.

Most of the work is handled by highly trained and experienced conveyancers and/or paralegals to minimise the cost per transaction. All work is supervised by a lawyer at all times.

Loan Settlements are handled quickly and efficiently. Lenders and brokers are kept informed throughout the loan process.

We handle the mortgage registration process and also offer safe custody services for title deeds and loan documents if required.

If and when any borrower defaults, we have the systems and staff on hand to manage the loan default and recovery process, through to mortgagee sales if necessary.

Our litigation lawyers and property lawyers work together with your recovery staff as a integrated team.

We can set up online status reporting systems as required.

We also have the practice management and precedent management software to handle such high volume work.

We are familiar with Service Level Agreements are happy to comply with your requirements in terms of service delivery and costing.

Leasing

We have acted for numerous landlords over the years - of commercial, retail and industrial buildings.

We can assemble a dedicated team of lawyers, conveyancers and paralegals to ensure lease documents are issued, and the lease transaction is finalised, as quickly as possible.

We can set up online status reporting systems as required.

We also have the practice management and precedent management software to handle large scale projects.

We are familiar with Service Level Agreements are happy to comply with your specific requirements in terms of service delivery and efficiency.

We can and do quote on a fixed cost basis for high volume leasing work.

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