Delivered by experts in various fields and specialisations of property development law, this comprehensive course covers eight key areas of property law and will bring you up to date on changes which are occurring. 

Course Information

Learning Outcomes
⇒ Understand the law as it relates to property development

⇒ Understand recent changes to the law and those currently being contemplated

⇒ Be aware of pitfalls when not taking into account the relevant laws

⇒ Identify the tax implications that could apply to development

⇒ Identify and manage legal risks by using practical skills

Who Should Attend?
Developers, builders, planners, project managers, consultants and those thinking of undertaking a development themselves. This course will be of interest to a broad spectrum of people within the property development industry and adjacent spaces.

Course Fees

Member Course Fees:
UDIA NSW Member Registration: $825

Non-Member Course Fees:
Non-Member Registration: $995

Group Discount – Member Only Offer
Register four or more people to attend the full four-day course and receive a 10% discount. All registrations must be received by UDIA NSW at the same time.

Course Facilitator
The course is facilitated by Kevin Alker, founder of KAPS Property Consulting. Kevin has more than 30 years experience in the property industry, is a lecturer in masterplanned estates at UNSW and has held a number of senior positions in both the public and private sector. He is proficient in all aspects of property development.

Unique Learning Environment
Through applied knowledge, relevant and timely information the provision of practical examples, attendees are able to immediately apply what they learn in the classroom back in the office. Attendees are also given a unique opportunity to network with fellow attendees and guest presenters through our small group structure and networking group lunch.

CPD Points
If this course is relevant to your immediate or long term training needs you can claim CPD points. Please note that UDIA NSW does not award CPD points. Please contact your relevant association or certifying body to confirm how many CPD points this selected course would be awarded prior to registering.

Topics 1 – Acquisitions and Disposals

⇒ What constitutes a contract of sale?

⇒ The use of option agreements

⇒ How can I share project risk through development agreements, project delivery and joint ventures?

⇒ Preliminary due diligence

⇒ What are key considerations for buyers and sellers?

Topics 2 – Planning Law

⇒ How is planning law structured and the role of SEPP’s, LEP’s and DCP’s?

⇒ Submission of DA’s to Council and what to look for

⇒ Planning law outside the EP&A Act

⇒ Current state of the review of planning legislation

Topic 3 – Building and Construction Law

⇒ Developer’s statutory liability for defects

⇒ What constitutes a “developer who does the work” creating liability

⇒ Managing liability of defects with builders

⇒ Dealing with building defects and building bonds under the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015

Topic 4 – Property Marketing

⇒ Trade practice and responsibilities of the marketer

⇒ Unfair selling practices and disclosure

⇒ Selling off the plan

Topic 5 – Strata Law

⇒ Review and discuss BMC’s, strata, community and other forms of group title ownerships

⇒ Particular projects will be discussed to provide examples of different title structures and options

⇒ The risks associated with various structures will be explored and consideration given to managing risk

⇒ High level discussion regarding the strata reforms commencing in November 2016

Topic 6 – Finance

⇒ How does the Foreign Investment Review Board work?

⇒ What are foreign buyers’ responsibilities under foreign investment regulations?

⇒ What are property developers’ obligations? Are there exemptions? Are there thresholds? Penalties?

Topic 7 – Taxes and Charges

⇒ Taxes and charges related to development i.e. local and state government charges

⇒ s94 charges and examples of Council plans which regulate these charges

⇒ How State Infrastructure Charges are applied and where

Topic 8 – Industrial Relations

⇒ Employment law’s interaction with operating in property

⇒ Issues with employing staff, including award compliance

⇒ Minimising the impact of industrial disputes

⇒ Recent and upcoming changes to the law