Irene Horan

Irene Horan specialises in the acquisition and disposal of residential and commercial property; company title property; sale and purchase of boarding houses; put and call options; easements; leases; licences; off the plan developments.

Irene Horan assists property developers, high net worth individuals, government entities, companies (private and public), executors of estates, not for profit organizations. She also acts for local government authorities on the closure and sale of public roads. Irene also has experience with creating and releasing easements, covenants, and restrictions on use.

Irene understands the complex legislative and procedural environment in which her government clients operate as well as their risk profile. With this knowledge and understanding, Irene advises her government clients on how to best mitigate risks.

Irene assists her clients with identifying whether they have a caveatable interest in the property. She can then prepare caveats to be recorded on the title as well as prepare lapsing notices to remove caveats from title.


Irene’s experience includes advising:

  • Endeavour Energy on the lease of commercial premises in Sydney CBD;
  • Blacktown City Council on the closure of public roads and subsequent sale of that land for redevelopment;
  • Woollahra Municipal Council on the creation of easements and positive covenants;
  • Local councils as well as receivers and managers of private companies on the sale of property and land;
  • Sydney Water Corporation and Endeavour Energy on the purchase and sale of property pursuant to plans of acquisition;
  • Bayside Council on the sale of a development site of approximately 8,000 square metres at Chapel Street, Rockdale;
  • A property developer on the development and off the plan sales in the Meridian Miranda project. This consisted of 102 apartments across two buildings of 6 storeys and 8 storeys;
  • Sydney Water Corporation on its powers and disclosure obligations under the Sydney Water Act 1994 when disposing of surplus land;
  • A private company on the acquisition of 3 Dural properties for future re-development. The matter involved an exclusive dealing arrangement, call option deed, a contract for sale, a deed of variation of contract, dealing with a senior private lender (represented by two law firms), multiple junior lenders (in the form of noteholders) and a security trustee. Acting for the sale company (a few years later) on the sale of this development site pursuant to a put and call option; and
  • A restaurant group to acquire a new business and purchase the two parcels of real property on which the business operates. The acquisition was complex and involved 4 different.

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