Property

Grindal Legal has a proven track record of delivering results in real estate matters to a wide range of clients; from property developers, financiers, landlords, tenants and investors, to families and first home buyers.

Principal, Sam Grindal, leads a team of considerable expertise and experience to ensure that your needs are met with measured and practical legal advice. By working with you and taking time to understand your objectives, we can provide solutions and achieve the best results possible.

Our specialist property advisory and legal services include;

•  Acquisitions and sales of commercial and residential property;
•  Retail and commercial leasing (for both landlords and tenants);
•  Subdivision of multi-level off-the-plan apartment projects and broadacre subdivisions;
•  Joint venture and property development agreements;
•  Adverse possession claims, easements and removal of restrictive covenants;
•  Finance arrangements, including loan agreements and mortgages;
•  Building contracts; and
•  General property transfers including stamp duty exemptions.


Conveyancing

Our clients range from property developers and investors to mums and dads and first home buyers.

We are thorough in every aspect of the conveyancing transaction. Be it a pre-purchase review of a Vendor Statement (Section 32) to preparation of documents for the sale of a property. We are reliable and responsive and we are here to guide you through every step of the process. It is the peace of mind that we offer that sets us apart.

We offer services and advice in the following areas;

•  Contracts such as auction contracts, private treaty contracts and off-the-plan contracts;
•  Vendor Statements (Section 32 Statement);
•  Ownership—including joint tenants and tenants in common;
•  Cooling off period and deposits (including bank guarantee and deposit bonds);
•  Property searches such as title searches and registration fees;
•  Loans, mortgages and discharges of mortgages;
•  Foreign Investment Review Board applications; and
•  First Home Owner Grants.


Mortgage Lending Services

Grindal Legal provides loan, mortgage documentation and settlement services to lenders across Australia. We have experience in high volume residential lending and commercial loans and have a proven track record of delivering a high quality, fast and reliable service. With the use of technology, coupled with friendly and responsive staff, we aim to always exceed client and customer expectation.

We handle all aspects of the mortgage lending process from document preparation to settlement, as well as enforcement and recovery.

We offer services and advice in the following areas;

•  Loan and mortgage documents;
•  Self-managed superannuation lending;
•  General security arrangements; and
•  Mortgage default and power of sale.


Wills & Estates

A well-drafted will is the most effective way to ensure your legacy is secure. If you do not have a will in place when you pass, legislative provisions will determine how your estate is distributed. This can result in outcomes that may not be entirely consistent with your wishes.

Our team has significant experience in drafting wills and representing our clients in ensuring their final wishes are met. We work with you to understand your situation and your wishes, and to tailor a solution to meet your needs. As well as drafting the will, our team can review family trusts or business structures, implement testamentary discretionary trusts, or prepare an enduring power of attorney.

We offer services in the following areas;

•  Simple wills;
•  Complex wills, including testamentary trusts;
•  Family discretionary trusts;
•  Asset protection planning;
•  Superannuation succession planning; and
•  Enduring Powers of Attorney.


Probate & Administration

In most circumstances before assets of a deceased person can be distributed according to their will, the executor will require a grant of probate or letters of administration. If you are the executor of a Will or administrator of an estate, Grindal Legal can assist you in obtaining a grant of probate or letters of administration. You might then need help in the administration of that estate. We can provide guidance, or we can manage the entire administration process for you.

We offer services in the following areas;

•  Simple and complex grants of probate;
•  Applications for letters of administration;
•  Securing estate assets;
•  Recovering debts owed to the estate;
•  Preparing administration accounts and records;
•  Preparing distribution statements for beneficiaries;
•  Transfer of real and personal property; and
•  Sale of real property.