The specifics of property laws differ from state to state. At Williams Solicitors, we have many years of experience in the Queensland legal circuit, and can offer our clients relevant and up-to-date advice and assistance. We cover everything from your lease to property transfers.

Our areas of expertise include:

Commercial, Retail & Private Leases

We can assist in their drafting and reviewing of leases for all types of property. We can also guide you through issues around contract breaches or the dissolving of a lease.

Loan Agreements

This is a contract between loaner and lender. It frequently includes information about the purpose of the loan and details how it will be paid back. We offer advice on the drafting of such agreements and can help with the negotiation process.

Private Mortgages

Financial loans provided by a non-public entity such as a family member. We can assist with the drafting of contracts and repayment negotiations.

Neighborhood Disputes

We can assist with neighborhood disputes and help make the process as amicable as possible. Disputes can surround issues such as boundaries, fences, trees, renovation plans, off the plan sales, easement issues, and exercising the right to cool off.

Property Amalgamation

The process of combining two separate lots into one. This includes the amalgamation of property rights, privileges, liabilities and obligations.

Lot Subdivision

The separation of a lot into two or more lots or sites, whether for development or immediate or future sale. We can help you understand the legal potential of your property as well as assist with the drafting or reviewing of contracts.

Land Transfers

The legal transfer of land or property from one owner to another whether through a purchase or inheritance. We assist with the drafting or reviewing of contracts as well as advising you on stamp duty obligations.

First Home Buyers Grants

We can assist you in understanding your claim to the first home buyers grant.

Property Caveats

A property caveat is a formal notice of one party’s legal interest in a property. The caveat allows time for all parties to assert their claim over the property, but can be extremely disruptive during times of a property transaction. We can assist in both the lodgement of a caveat and the assertion of legal claim over a property.


A property that has previously been subdivided can be subdivided further. However, you need to seek permission from local council town planners. If a lot is small, or has been subdivided several times, this permission may be difficult to obtain.

An unlimited number of Caveats can be lodged against a property. The caveats will be stated in order, starting with The Crown with the bank sitting in second place. Subsequent caveats will be listed and addressed in order of lodgement.

A land transfer is instant, however, the settlement process (also known as Escrow) is usually a period of 30-45 days, and occasionally longer.

Yes you can have more than one private mortgage. They will be listed in preferential order, and are addressed as such.