Property Law & Conveyancing

We have extensive local knowledge of the Ballarat and Daylesford regions. Our experienced team of property lawyers can provide you with legal advice regarding:

Sale and Purchase of Property (Conveyancing)

We have a team of highly experienced lawyers who are experts in assisting clients with the buying and selling property in Victoria, including residential, commercial, and farming properties. 

Our team of local lawyers has an in-depth knowledge of the Ballarat and Daylesford regions. 

We work closely with our clients throughout the entire buying and selling process.

Whether you are a first-time homebuyer or an experienced property investor, our team of lawyers can provide the legal expertise and support you need to successfully navigate the property market in Victoria. 

Subdivisions And Property Development

Property development can be a complex process that requires careful planning and coordination between different parties involved. Whether you are a property owner looking to subdivide your land or a developer looking to undertake a large-scale development project, it is important to seek the advice and guidance of experienced property lawyers who can help you navigate the legal complexities of the process.

At Baird and McGregor, our property lawyers have extensive experience assisting clients with both small and large property developments. We work closely with clients throughout every step of the process, from initial planning and feasibility studies to obtaining permits and approvals, negotiating contracts, and finalising the sale or lease of the completed project.

If you are planning on developing or subdividing your property, contact one of our property lawyers to help you navigate the development process.


Adverse Possession

Adverse possession allows a person who has used someone else’s land for a certain period of time to claim ownership of that land. Adverse possession claims typically arise when there is a discrepancy between the physical boundary of a piece of land and the legal boundary as recorded in the title documents. For example, a fence may be located a few feet inside a property line, or a driveway may encroach onto a neighbour’s land.

In some cases, these discrepancies can be minor and may not have any significant impact on the parties involved. However, in other cases, the financial consequences of an adverse possession claim can be significant.

 We provide legal guidance and representation to clients who are seeking to assert their rights to a piece of land or defend against a claim of adverse possession.

Section 173 Agreements

A Section 173 Agreement is a Contract made between a landowner and the Council that places restrictions on a landowner’s use of the land. These agreements are commonly required as part of the planning permit process and are designed to ensure that the land is developed in a manner that is consistent with the surrounding community’s needs and interests. A third party, such as a water authority, may also be a party to the Agreement.

At Baird & McGregor, we can assist you and ensure that the preparation and registration of a Section 173 Agreement is as efficient and stress-free as possible.