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 Recorded Webinar: Off the Plan Sales: What Your Client Needs to Know (Vic)

Date: 12 November 2021
Duration:  60 minutes

The increase in apartment building development has resulted in a raft of new laws designed to provide greater regulation and protection to both developers and purchasers. This session provides a guide for conveyancers acting for either a vendor or purchaser and highlights particular issues of risk for each, including:

  • Regulation of OTP sales in the Sale of Land Act
  • Benefits to a purchaser of buying off the plan
  • Risks to a purchaser of buying off the plan
  • What advice should you give to your purchaser client?
  • Drafting a letter of advice for an OTP purchaser – key essential
  • What your developer vendor needs to know:
    • obligations for the deposit
    • plan of subdivision registration time limits
    • ending a contract under a sunset clause
  • Keeping abreast of timelines, milestones and your client’s obligations
  • Advising a purchaser on right of rescission – what constitutes a material change
  • What to do if the builder can’t complete or becomes insolvent? Immediate steps for both vendor and purchaser
  • Knowing when to advise your client to seek expert legal and financial advice

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Les Schwarz, Principal Lawyer, LMS Lawyers, Melbourne

Les Schwarz, has over 35 years of experience in the industry, is a prominent figure in the building industry and has given seminars and written papers on Owners Corporation Law and Construction Law. Les has worked as a partner in a large city law practice, independently as a Barrister for 12 years and has been the sole Director of LMS Lawyers since 2004.

Some aspects of Les’ professional career is that he appears in all jurisdictions and has represented parties in a number of important cases in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal and in Supreme Court Appeals which have established important legal precedents.

Les is also a member of the Building Appeals Board as well as a Tribunal member of the Architects Registration Board of Victoria. He hears a wide variety of disputes, appeals and complaints in respect of all types of regulatory matters arising out of the Building Act and other legislation.


This webinar is suitable for property conveyancers in Victoria. This webinar is for practitioners with some knowledge in this area and looking to improve their knowledge.


Lawyers can 1 CPD unit/point – substantive law.  

If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Webinar Coordinator, Lisa Tran on (03) 8601 7709 or email: lisa@tved.net.au

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 Price:  $269.50 (Inclusive of GST)
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