Our staff has a unique understanding of the area, the market, and the local farming industry because we are locals.

This local knowledge assists us to provide timely, practical and strategic legal advice to ensure that the purchase of your property is handled with expertise.


The process of buying a rural property or farm is slightly different to buying a residential house in a city or town.

A savvy purchaser should still conduct the usual pre-contract inspections on the home and buildings on the rural land. This should include a timber pest inspection and a building inspection to discover any defects that are not usual “wear and tear”. Any issues of concern in these reports should be followed up with licensed tradesmen where required.

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In addition, as with “town land” the buyer must be aware and will risk a financial loss if the proper investigations are not done before entering into a contract.

One of the major considerations when buying rural property is whether the purpose you are buying the property for is fit for a use allowed by the local council as well as other state government departments.

It is a costly mistake to buy a property (say for aquaculture) in an area that does not permit that type of agricultural pursuit.

Equally as important, you must be certain of what you are actually buying. So often we see buyers who are mistaken as to the water entitlements, plant and equipment and other inclusions or exclusions forming part of the Contract.

By commissioning searches and enquiries before you enter into a Contract for Sale you can minimise the risk of hidden “surprises” on your rural property.