Property, leasing & 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 choose Kalus Kenny Intelex Lawyers?

The broad skill set and depth of experience of the lawyers in the KKI Property team is a unique offering. At any one time, any of our Property lawyers can assist with any of our offered legal services. This enables us to operate dynamically to provide quick and succinct legal advice without needing to refer questions out to other team members.

Experience is the difference.

Our Latest Insights

Practical steps for a smoother separation

Practical steps for a smoother separation

There has been plenty of commentary and speculation about casualties of Covid – “The Great Resignation” and then “The Great Separation” - relationship breakdowns triggered by the stresses imposed by Covid, whether it be the lockdowns, financial stress, home schooling...

Commercial rent relief extension

Commercial rent relief extension

The Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme (CTRS) came into effect on 28 July 2021 and was due to expire on 15 January 2022. It offered rental relief to qualifying businesses that had suffered a decline in turnover of at least 30%. In response to the recent spike of...