We can help with:

  • Drafting and reviewing of by-laws
  • Collective sales enquiries
  • Buying a first home
  • Transfer of property ownership
  • Advice when purchasing land

At our core, Hones Lawyers is a property based law firm. From buying or selling property, leasing, acquiring easements to obtaining development approvals to actually building. We cover all aspects of property law.

Our lawyers have assisted those involved in property for over 45 years. We have acted for local councils, developers, architects, retirement village operators, investors (large and small), institutions, buyers & sellers to landlords and lessees.

Our experience broadly covers all aspects of property law, including:

  • Conveyancing – buying & selling
  • Leasing – commercial, industrial, retail, residential and rural
  • Easements, including s.88K and or s.40 applications for easements
  • Company title
  • Strata title
  • Community title

Property Law FAQs

Do I have to pay stamp duty if I am a first home buyer?

It depends on the value of the house, however from 1st August 2020, first home buyers in NSW do not have to pay stamp duty on properties valued at $800,000 or less.

How do I know if I am eligible for the first home owner grant?

There are several requirements if you intend to apply for the first home owner grant. As well as being an Australian citizen or permanent resident who is over 18 and who has not previously received a grant, you also have to live in the new house for a minimum of 6 months within a year of purchase. There are other requirements for the applicant/s and the property itself, which our property team can advise on.

Should I buy land and build?

If you have the right advice and guidance, buying land and building on it can be a great choice with many benefits. As well as enjoying your very own brand new home in the area you have chosen, the value of your property could also increase significantly over time. There can be some pitfalls of buying land and building too, so contact our team for some more advice to help you decide how to proceed.

For more information on Property law call us on 02 8999 6115.

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