Property Law

Trusted Legal Advice in Real Estate and Property Law on the Sunshine Coast

Property law in Queensland addresses a broad spectrum of issues related to real and personal property. It encompasses real property, including land, structures, and legal interests, as well as personal property, which consists of movable assets and financial holdings.

This area of law deals with residential and commercial conveyancing, property development including advice on community titles and land subdivision, resumptions and land acquisitions, easements, caveats, taxation law related to property, retirement villages and the myriad legal structures, and more. 

Our team at Argon Law is experienced in all aspects of property law, ensuring you receive comprehensive legal support.

What Property Law services can Argon Law assist with?

Argon Law provides a wide range of property law services to both commercial and residential clients on the Sunshine Coast. We can assist you with all aspects of property law, including:

  • Real Estate & Property Transactions (Conveyancing) - Argon Law’s trusted conveyancing lawyers can help you buy, sell, or transfer property, including residential, commercial, and rural property, ensuring your interests are protected at every step.
  • Property Development - We can advise you on all aspects of property development, from planning and approvals to construction and sale.
  • Easements and Caveats - We can help you create or register easements and caveats on your property.
  • Zoning and Land Use Compliance - We can assist you in adhering to Queensland's zoning and land use regulations, ensuring your property-related activities align with local laws.
  • Environmental Law - The Sunshine Coast region has its own environmental considerations. We offer personalised advice on environmental laws relevant to your property.
  • Retirement Villages - We can advise you on the legal aspects of retirement villages, including contracts and leases.
  • Property Taxation - We can help you understand and comply with property taxation laws in Queensland.
  • Property Finance - Whether you're financing a new property venture or restructuring existing arrangements, we can provide valuable insights and solutions, and advise on your property finance options to help you obtain the best possible loan terms.
  • Resumptions and Compulsory Land Acquisitions - If your property is affected by a resumption or compulsory land acquisition, we can guide you through the process, protecting your interests and rights, and negotiate on your behalf.
  • Dispute Resolution - In the event of property disputes, our experienced legal team is here to help you navigate the complexities and reach favourable resolutions.
  • Succession Planning - Ensuring the smooth transfer of your property assets to future generations is crucial. We can help you develop solid succession plans to safeguard your legacy.

Real Estate & Property Legal Services Across the Sunshine Coast Region

Though we are based in Maroochydore, we are dedicated to serving businesses and clients across the Sunshine Coast region. From Noosa to Caloundra, the Hinterland, and surrounding areas, we are committed to delivering leading property law services to clients throughout the region.

We invite you to contact us to discuss how we can assist.

Commercial Conveyancing

When buying or selling commercial real estate there are many issues to consider. We can assist you in negotiating special conditions for your contract that reflect your plans and protect you from risks. We can also help you conduct your due diligence investigations including reviewing associated leases and service contracts and conducting appropriate searches. Our experienced team can help guide your important investment decisions.

Residential Conveyancing

Our experienced residential conveyancing team manages a broad range of transactions for sellers and buyers. These include sales of houses, units and farms and extend to off the plan sales, house and land packages as well as purchases by self-managed super funds. We can advise you about the searches and other enquiries you can undertake and make all necessary arrangements with your agent, lender and builder to ensure that your settlement proceeds smoothly and efficiently.

Cooling Off Period: Entering a Contract When Purchasing Property

Purchases by Self-Managed Super Funds

Purchasing property in your self-managed super fund is more complex than you might think, particularly if you need to borrow to do so. We have acted in many such transactions and can advise you about the risks involved.

Buying Property in a Self Managed Super Fund

Resumption of Land

Are you concerned about your land being taken by a government or council? The resumption process is formally commenced with a Notice of Intention to Resume, but negotiations will generally begin well before such a notice is served.

As a land owner your legal and valuation costs will generally be paid by the resuming authority, so you shouldn’t hesitate to instruct a legal adviser at the earliest possible moment.

You may have grounds to object to the resumption and even if you don’t, we can assist you to negotiate the best compensation package.

Resumption of Land: Rights to your land and compensation

Development – Land Subdivision

We have extensive experience acting for developers of land subdivisions. It is important to ensure that you comply with the disclosure requirements of the Body Corporate and Community Management Act and Land Sales Act and your sales contracts are both user friendly and protect your interests as a developer. We will ensure that you are so protected, assist you in satisfying your financier’s requirements and manage all settlements once the development conditions are satisfied.

Development – Community Title

At Argon Law, we are experienced commercial and property lawyers, and we have extensive experience acting for developers of community title projects, from the simplest of duplexes in two lot schemes, to residential towers with ground floor commercial, to the most complex multi-layered schemes built over multiple stages. We can also advise developers in establishing management rights to be sold off the plan with the residential lots.

Community Management Statements (CMS)


Before you can lodge a caveat over land, you must have a caveatable interest. We have extensive experience in advising clients on what constitutes a caveatable interest and what is required to register or remove caveats from the land register.

Buyer beware! There's a caveat there!


We have extensive experience in acting for clients in respect of easements over their land. This includes putting in place easements for things such as access or the construction of infrastructure for services. We act for clients in respect of easements sought or taken by local authorities over their land as well as those wishing to assert statutory rights of use when seeking easements from a neighbouring land owner.

Disclosing Encumbrances Affecting Property

Retirement Villages

The sale of units in retirement villages is heavily regulated, with minimum standards required for disclosure and contract documentation. Retirement villages have many different kinds of legal structures, each with their own risks and benefits. We have extensive experience in reviewing and advising clients before investing in such structures.

Understanding Retirement Village Contracts

Taxation of Property

When property is being sold, it is always important to consider the impact of taxation law. In particular, we can advise you on matters such as transfer duty (stamp duty), capital gains tax and GST in respect of property transactions. We can also advise you on land tax and how to treat it in the context of property sales.

Understanding Transfer Duty Concessions in Queensland

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