Our aim is to build long lasting relationships with our clients, and for them to contact us before they commit to any legal agreement.

Our Services

The team at van de Graaff laywers are committed to delivering outcomes to meet the needs of our clients. We are committed to taking a pro-active approach and providing timely responses when legal issues arise for our clients.


Acting for landlords and tenants, throughout Australia in relation to:

  • Commercial offices
  • Industrial and warehouse premises
  • Bulky goods tenancies
  • Retail shops
  • Preparation of master suites of leasing documents (Letters of Offer/ Agreements for lease/Leases/Incentive Deeds)
  • Advice regarding Retail Shop Lease obligations (landlord and tenant) throughout Australia
  • Reconfiguration of shopping centres
  • Advice on compensation provisions of retail shop leases (where tenants are to be relocated or tenancies vacated)
  • Assisting with exercise of options and rent reviews.

Property Development

Acquisitions of broad acre vacant land for development into:

  • vacant land residential developments
  • house/land/town home developments
  • master planned communities
  • mixed use developments

Documentation associated with developments:

  • easements
  • contracts of sale
  • instructions to sales agents/ checklists for executing documents etc
  • building management statements
  • community management statements

Review of development approval conditions

Due Diligence

Property acquisitions/disposals

  • Residential and investment house /land purchases and sales
  • Off the plan purchases/sales
  • Advice on the Property Agents and Motor Dealers Act
  • Advice on Body Corporate and Community Management Act
  • Advice on Land Sales Act
  • Advice on Environmental Act issues
  • Buyer and Seller due diligence


  • Sales and purchases of businesses/including retail chains
  • Due diligence to assist in getting your business ready for sale
  • Sales of existing businesses
  • Due diligence on, and acquisition of, existing businesses

Company/ Partnerships/ Trusts

  • Establishment of new companies, partnerships and trusts
  • Review of constitutions/ trust deeds
  • Variations of Trust Deeds
  • Shareholders Agreement
  • Partnership Agreements
  • Unitholders Agreements