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Vanya Lozzi

Expertise

Vanya is a real estate lawyer with more than 20 years’ experience. He acts for some of Australia’s most significant property developers including the Frasers Property Group, Lend Lease and Billbergia.

Vanya advises development clients in relation to the whole developer lifecycle, including advising and negotiating the acquisition of development sites, managing the due diligence process, advising in relation to the title structure of proposed developments, managing off the plan sales, acting on the finance due diligence, providing legal sign off regarding qualifying presales and managing the settlements of the end product.

Vanya is also an expert on the Federal Government’s foreign investment regulatory regime and has prepared and managed countless Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) applications over the past decade.

Vanya is the head of Holding Redlich’s off the plan sales team and has successfully managed a number of high volume sales launches (both on site and off site) and settlements.

Experience

Vanya’s experience includes:

  • advising in relation to real estate acquisitions and disposals including preparing sales contracts for complex real estate sales
  • drafting off-the-plan master contracts for the sale of land
  • advising on foreign investment regulatory matters and preparing FIRB submissions and applications
  • drafting titling documentation including s88B instruments, community management statements and strata by-laws
  • advising in relation to real estate agency agreements and drafting master real estate agency agreements for developer principals
  • advising on and negotiating financiers’ qualifying pre-sale criteria
  • advising on GST and stamp duty issues impacting on NSW real estate.

Publications

05 June 2020 - Knowledge

Australia’s FIRB framework adds new national security test for foreign investors

#Property & Real Estate, #Corporate & Commercial Law

The Federal Government has today announced a series of new, stringent security checks to tighten foreign investment scrutiny under Australia’s foreign investment review framework – including a new national security test for foreign investors and authority by the Treasurer to review all ‘sensitive national security business’.

04 June 2020 - Knowledge

Federal Government’s new HomeBuilder scheme – who’s eligible?

#Property & Real Estate, #COVID-19

The Federal Government announced a $680 million HomeBuilder scheme in which eligible owner-occupiers can access a $25,000 tax-free grant to help build a new home or renovate their existing property to improve its accessibility, liveability and safety. But restrictions apply. We unpack the scheme by outlining the eligibility criteria, types of eligible dwellings and the application process.

13 May 2020 - Knowledge

New foreign investment proposals during COVID-19 recovery: Key considerations for prospective investors

#Corporate & Commercial Law, #COVID-19

Are you looking to submit a new foreign investment proposal to the Foreign Investment Review Board? Read our checklist to ensure you meet the approval requirements in the current circumstances.

07 April 2020 - Knowledge

Factsheet: Changes to FIRB framework due to COVID-19

#Property & Real Estate, #COVID-19

The Federal Treasurer has announced temporary changes to the foreign investment review framework to protect Australia's national interest as the country deals with COVID-19. We wrap-up these key changes and summarise the impact of the announced changes on acquisitions of "substantial interests" in Australian entities or business and on land proposals.

29 January 2020 - Knowledge

2020 marks the year for Community Title reform

Once enacted, two new bills will replace the existing community title legislative framework in NSW. We examine the proposed changes. 

05 November 2019 - Knowledge

Major changes to off-the-plan contracts set to take effect

#Property & Real Estate

Significant changes to the legislative regime regulating off-the-plan contracts will commence on 1 December 2019. These changes will limit the flexibility of a developer to change or adjust key elements in the development over the life of the project.