6-8 William Street, Nambour, Sunshine Coast

Property Law

Property Settlement Lawyers

 Butler McDermott’s property lawyers on the Sunshine Coast have many years of experience in defamation law, and can be of great assistance.


Here at Butler McDermott Lawyers Sunshine Coast, we assist our Property Law clients in all forms of leasing and have many landlord and tenant clients. We provide Property Law advice on all forms of leasing including:

  • Retail Shop Leases;
  • Commercial Leases;
  • Residential Tenancies for Houses and Units;
  • Farm and Rural Leases.


Are you buying a home with a mortgage and require the services of a conveyancing and property settlement solicitor? If so, you’ve come to the right law firm.

A mortgage is a registered security over your property. Before you allow a mortgage to be registered on your new property it is essential that you fully understand your rights and obligations under the mortgage. Our Property Law solicitors can provide independent legal advice in relation to mortgage documents as required by many financial institutions.

If you are loaning money or are owed money you may want to think about obtaining security for that debt by registering a mortgage to protect yourself to ensure that you are repaid. Our Property Law solicitors can prepare all necessary documents and attend to registration on your behalf.

If there is a default under a mortgage then our Sunshine Coast Property Lawyers can tell you what your rights are to ensure that a mortgagee discharges its obligations in relation to a forced sale of your property if that eventuates. 

Body Corporate Law

If you are either a unit owner, occupier, member of a body corporate or reside in a property run by one, then it is likely that body corporate law will ultimately be an issue that will confront you and you will require the services of Property Law solicitors.

Contact our Sunshine Coast Property Lawyers to assist you with:

  • Management of a Body Corporate;
  • Administration of a Body Corporate;
  • Repair and maintenance of the common property of a body corporate;
  • Insurance issues;
  • Compliance with regulations and rules affecting a Body Corporate;
  • Dealing with Body Corporate disputes

Meet Our Property Law Team

If you need the services of experienced property settlement lawyers, please get in touch with our law firm. 

Simone Faunt


Peter Boyce


Peter has been practising as a Nambour Solicitor since 1977 and joined Butler McDermott Lawyers the same year.

With over 40 years practicing as a Sunshine Coast lawyer, Peter has extensive knowledge of various facets of law.

He has practised in all areas of litigation and has special interests in:

  • Criminal law
  • Civil and Commercial litigation
  • Retirement Village matters
  • Sports law
  • Resumption of land and compensation claims


Peter has specialised knowledge of and experience with resumption matters as a result of the Traveston Dam project, road corridors, Main Roads and water pipeline. He is renowned for his professional approach and is an experienced and determined advocate.

Brent King


Brent works as a litigation lawyer, providing litigation legal advice in relation to both civil and criminal law matters, including:
  • Defamation Claims
  • Contract and Debt Disputes
  • Building and Construction Disputes
  • Planning Matters
  • Criminal Law and Traffic Legal Matters
Having grown up on the Sunshine Coast and joining Butler McDermott after the completion of his studies, Brent appreciates the needs of our clients, and brings a particularly commercial approach to litigation. Brent is a member of the Queensland Law Society and the Sunshine Coast Law Association, and has litigated a wide variety of matters in the Magistrates, District and Supreme Courts.

Al Upton


After arriving at Butler McDermott Lawyers in 2016, Al quickly progressed to running our Wills and Estates section and has successfully litigated disputes in the Supreme and District Courts of Queensland in the early stages of his career.

In the years that followed Al has now moved to assist our clients with commercial and property matters having achieved positive outcomes in that area as well as general litigation. Al’s experience has him uniquely placed to provide quality advice in the areas of property, commercial, wills and estates and general litigation.

Al is involved in giving back to the community, sitting on the board for the Daniel Morcombe Foundation and Sundale Community Foundation. He otherwise became a director of Butler McDermott Lawyers in November 2021.