Buying or Selling Real Estate

Bruce will explain everything to you in plain English, he will help you with things like obtaining the necessary information to sell the property or obtaining pest and building reports to buy the property, and he will help with the bank's requirements.  Bruce can help you with your purchase, your sale, your house and land package or your auction.  We offer fixed prices on buying or selling real estate.



Compulsory Acquisition

When property is being purchased, either by a government body such as a local council or the Department of Education, or by a private entity, such as a mining company, it is said that it is being “Acquired”. The buyer will usually try to convince the land owner to only speak to a Valuer and may, if you are lucky, agree to pay the “value” that the Valuer comes up with. If the land owner agrees to this they will almost certainly have undersold their property and have been underpaid.We won’t charge any fees unless we can get you a higher offer than any existing offer.

We won’t charge any fees unless we can get you a higher offer than any existing offer.

Bruce is very experienced at helping clients to obtain the maximum money for their property, not just what the valuer offers but there are many other add ons he will fight for.  If you want more information about compulsory acquisition matters, please click on the link marked 'Compulsory Acquisition'.



Business Leases

For most businesses their Lease is one of their most important assets.  It would be incredibly wasteful to start a business and build a customer base and then have to move premises.  Making sure your lease secures these things for you is, therefore, important. 

Regardless of whether you are the landlord or the proposed tenant, you should obtain legal advice before entering into a lease. We see it as part of our normal service to you not only to deal with the lease documents but to help you in the negotiating stage. We can alert you to issues that you were not aware of, so as to make sure that the lease deals with all relevant things in your individual circumstances.  If you want more information about business leases, please click on the link marked "Leases".


Problems with Council?

Are you having trouble getting something approved by the council, or is the council giving you a hard time over some issue or other?

Dealing with councils involves a special mindset and approach, and Bruce Coode has had forty years of experience of both challenging council’s and their decisions and also representing councils to defend their decisions, so is in a unique position to understand how they approach things and to talk their language.  This often leads to having the Council change their position or agree to a reasonable approach in any dispute.



Bruce Coode

Bruce has extensive experience in property matters, having acted during his career for many individuals purchasing or selling a house, applying to Council for various approvals, or assisting clients who are the subject of a compulsory acquisition.  In addition to working for individual clients in private practice as a solicitor for all that time, he was a legal advisor to three local councils for many years, and has lectured in real estate law at university.  He understands more than just your basic conveyance, and is well equipped to assist you with all aspects of your property transactions.