Our Services


Garland Waddington provides Property Law services, including for more complex and high end property work. This includes for subdivisions and the drafting of all documentation for any type of development.

Our wealth of experience and thorough understanding of Property Law means we can confidently assist companies, businesses and individuals with all property related issues. Specific areas include:

  1. Subdivision
  2. Development documentation
  3. Body corporate law
  4. Leasing
  5. Compulsory acquisition law and resumption
  6. Easements and covenant


Compulsory acquisition law and resumption

We have particular expertise and experience in the law relating to the compulsory acquisition of interests in land, both in relation to acting on behalf of acquiring authorities and in acting on behalf of land owners from whom government departments or local authorities have wished to resume property.

Since the early 1980s we have been extensively involved in the acquisition of interests in land, including for the resumption and construction of the Baroon Pocket dam between Montville and Maleny on behalf of the constructing authority and in relation to resumption of numerous pipeline and other easements, such as for water supply pipeline in the Sunshine Coast region.

Government bodies generally seek to acquire interests in land by mutual agreement, or failing the parties being able to reach agreement, compulsorily, under the Queensland Acquisition of Land Act 1967, equivalent Commonwealth legislation or other more specific legislation.

Our experience in this field of law, from acting on behalf of both resuming authorities and land owners, makes us uniquely qualified to advise landowners of their rights, and on their entitlement to compensation and the various tactical issues which arise in the course of compulsory acquisition law.

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During the meetings I had with Garland Waddington, they explained the legal direction in a way I could understand. This made me feel comfortable and confident to move forward. Excellent service.Alan Slade
A wealth of experience to draw on that made consideration of complex issues and a solution easy to understand. We have every confidence in their advice and strongly recommend them to others.R Kerr, Store City
Ken and the team at Garland Waddington are very knowledgeable and I have the utmost respect for them. Everyone I deal with always makes me feel like they have my best interests at heart.Bruce Perry
On an intellectual property licence agreement, I found them to be personable and they got the results required. Their service was reliable and prompt. I look forward to working with them into the future.Garth Chapman
A litigation issue was causing us enormous stress. We achieved the result we needed. We WON! The staff were easy to deal with. Their knowledge was outstanding and they were great communicators.Kate Marshall
We were blown away with how friendly everyone was. The staff member in particular who carried out our conveyancing work was prompt and very approachable. We were very happy with the cost as well.Paul and Lyn Thomas

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