We support real estate agents to understand their rights and obligations, to acquire assets or effect mergers, to secure premises and to lock in key people so that they can focus on growing their business.
Real Estate Agents are great at being Real Estate Agents. They assist vendors to list and sell their properties no matter the rises and falls in the market. They assist landlords to place quality tenants and to manage properties.
However, running a Real Estate Agency requires different skills. With the commercial aspects of running a Real Estate Agency being so vital, our team at Burke & Associates Lawyers applies a unique blend of legal knowledge with a commercial eye to help identify solutions to keep you agile in the marketplace.
Working closely with your financial advisors we can assist you to establish your business in a structure that suits your current needs but which also gives you the opportunity to expand your business over time.
We will help you to understand your rights and obligations to the Franchisor. If needed, we can assist you to change franchises.
Mergers and Acquisitions
If you wish to buy other agencies or to sell your business we can assist with the paperwork required to make the transition occur seamlessly. We can help you to acquire the whole or part of an agency or assets such as rent rolls when the opportunity arises.
Running Your Business
We can assist you to secure your premises, to ensure your intellectual property is protected and to engage your key personnel.
If you wish to purchase the land to conduct your real estate agency, we can advise you on the structure and assist you with all aspects of the acquisition. Likewise, we are able to assist in the disposal of any land.
From Selling Authorities to Management Agreements, Rental Guarantees and the like, we are able to assist in drafting, reviewing and advising on such documents to ensure your interests are protected.
In an industry coming under increasing scrutiny we will provide advice to ensure that you understand and are compliant with your obligations under your franchise agreement and the law. We can assist your directors to understand their responsibilities as they lead and grow your business.
Dealing with Complaints
If issues arise in relation to the services you provide, we can help you to respond appropriately within the required timeframes. We will ensure you understand your rights and obligations. Our advice will be practical and will assist you to resolve issues in a timely manner.
Dispute Resolution & Litigation
Should you find yourself in the precarious position of having to defend a claim, we are able to assist in all aspects of dispute resolution and litigation. We are also able to advise you on your merits of success and assist should you wish to pursue a claim for any loss and damage your Real Estate Agency may have suffered.
Property industry and commercial experience to help real estate agents
- Advice on Estate Agents Act
- Business structuring
- Shareholders and Unitholders Agreements
- Share Sale Agreements and Unit Sale Agreements
- Franchise Agreements
- Sale of business assets, including rent rolls
- Commercial leasing
- Sale Authority Agreements
- Management Agreements
- Rental Guarantee Agreements
- Land acquisitions and sales of real estate
- Employment Agreements
- Intellectual property