Property, leasing and real estate agency disputes

Property development and management is our core business and our developer clients rely on us just as much for our know-how on preventative strategies as for our expertise when a dispute becomes unavoidable and we’re called on to fight for our clients.

Often apart from the immediate commercial impact of the dispute, property disputes can involve a range of constituents and interests which need to be appropriately managed including planning and environment, public relations and investor stakeholder concerns.

Our seasoned dispute resolution and litigation team have the experience and capacity to manage all forms of property disputes including complex multi-party property disputes with significant e-discovery requirements and multi-disciplinary expert engagement.

Our property dispute portfolio includes landlord and retail tenants, mortgagees, real estate agents and owners corporation managers who we regularly advise concerning retail and residential leases, mortgages and security interests, property and common property management issues and the statutory minefield for agents that is the Estate Agents Act 1980.

Our property dispute resolution experience includes:

  • misleading and deceptive conduct in property transactions
  • complex contamination and remediation litigation
  • termination and forfeiture of deposits under contracts of sale
  • retail lease disputes and rent recovery
  • retail lease land tax disputes
  • termination of leases and relief against forfeiture
  • recovery of rent and rental disputes
  • lot owner disputes under an owners corporation
  • owners corporation administration and VCAT intervention
  • real estate agent commission recovery and disputes
  • mortgagee recovery proceedings

Why Kalus Kenny Intelex?

Our approach is proactive and personal. We make a point of understanding your business and the sensitivity and commercial context of your dispute before crafting a case strategy.

Litigation demystified. The complexities and pitfalls of litigation can be daunting. We make it our job to break down those barriers and develop a strategy in consultation with you that fits your commercial objectives.

The right tech for the job. We embrace the technology demands of the business world, including e-discovery review platforms and document exchange for major litigation.

We back you by backing ourselves. Your legal advice shouldn’t be hard to understand. We make a point of difference by giving clear recommendations at every step of the way, drawn from our 25 years of experience as negotiators and dispute resolution practitioners.

A different type of Litigation lawyer.

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