PROPERTY

Buying and selling property, the most valuable asset many people will own, can be an exciting and often stressful experience.

The Osborn Law property team takes a professional, proactive and practical approach to managing property transactions on either side of the agreement, as well as lease arrangements. This approach ensures you are kept up to date throughout the entire process in a timely, sound, cost effective and straight forward way.

OUR EXPERTISE

  • Residential and commercial conveyancing;
  • Retail, commercial and residential leasing;
  • Corporate and commercial transactions including large scale commercial properties;
  • Large residential Torrens title subdivisions for sale and sale/leaseback transactions;
  • Residential and Commercial Strata title subdivisions for sale;
  • Advising and negotiating off the plan Contracts for residential and strata developments;
  • Property development and planning.

We can also liaise with all of the other parties involved in the process on your behalf including real estate agents, pest and building inspectors, mortgage brokers and financial institutions.

OUR PROPERTY TEAM
Laura Bennett
Senior Associate
Commercial & Property

Laura Bennett has more than 14 years of experience in the legal profession. Following her completion of a Bachelor of Laws at Newcastle University she took up a full time paralegal position before being admitted as a solicitor in 2008.

She has particular expertise in commercial contract negotiations and drafting. She has an exceptional set of drafting skills and a “can do” approach to client service.

Laura’s experience in commercial and property law includes:

  •  Drafting and advising on supply agreements and other service contracts
  •  Drafting trading terms
  •  Negotiating and drafting commercial and retail leases and licence agreements
  •  Drafting and advising on shareholder and unitholder agreements, share transactions and business sale and purchase agreements
  • Corporate structuring and mergers and acquisitions
  • Regularly running large commercial and residential land sale and purchase transactions
  • Residential and strata subdivisions and consolidations
  • Drafting and advising on loan, mortgage and other security and guarantee documents
  • Advising on limited recourse borrowing arrangements and bare trust acquisitions and roll overs
Yvonne Reynolds
Licensed Conveyancer

Yvonne has a proven track record of almost 30 years’ experience in the legal industry in both an administration and professional capacity.

Working her way up from receptionist as a 16 year old she has progressed to legal secretary, paralegal and then recently completed the Conveyancing Law and Practice course through Macquarie University to become a qualified Licensed Conveyancer.

She has worked in both large and small legal practices in Newcastle working with staff at all levels, which has equipped her with the skills and values required to carry out her role.  She has a high level of attention to detail and accuracy and prides herself on her commitment, self-discipline, confidentiality, teamwork, multi-tasking, planning and prioritising.

Yvonne’s experience in property law includes both residential and commercial transactions such as:

  • Preparing contracts for sale including drafting of matter appropriate additional special conditions;
  • Preparing Leases and Licence Agreements;
  • Preparing Option Deeds, Deeds of Variation and Deeds of Rescission;
  • Assisting in preparation of subdivision contracts for small and large developments and managing sale transactions to completion;
  • Providing advice in relation to existing Torrens and Strata Title contracts and negotiating terms;
  • Providing advice in relation to “off the plan” contracts;
  • First home buyer, non-Australian resident and Verification of Identity requirements;
  • Acting for incoming lenders and mortgagee power of sale transactions;
  • Obtaining and review of purchase enquires;
  • Preparing Replies to Requisitions on Title;
  • Liaising with lenders, both incoming and outgoing;
  • Preparing LRS Forms including Transfers and Caveats;
  • EDR stamping requirements;
  • Preparing and reviewing financial settlement statements;
  • Co-ordinating simultaneous settlements;
  • Electronic settlement process on the PEXA platform, having recently become a PEXA Certified Member.

Yvonne is a member of the NSW Australian Institute of Conveyancers and strives to identify and satisfy client needs with quality service, confidence and commitment in all aspects of her work.