Hot off the press, I have just seen the third edition of Croft J and Robert Hay’s The Mortgagee’s Power of Sale. The book is available for sale through LexisNexis Butterworths. I commend the book to all readers.
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October 18, 2012
My friend and colleague Bill Stark has just posted on his blog a useful summary of the New South Wales Court of Appeal’s decision in BBB Constructions Pty Ltd v Aldi Foods Pty Ltd  NSWCA 224. In that case, the developer unsuccessfully sued Aldi for damages after Aldi withdrew from lease negotiations. Executed leases had not […]
October 11, 2012
For those interested in the Court of Appeal’s recent decision in the Willmott case, the decision was referred to recently by Beach J in the Victorian Supreme Court decision of Grant v Harlgate Pty Ltd & Anor  VSC 464 (9 October 2012). The decision is also relevant to conveyancing lawyers faced with an insolvent […]
September 7, 2012
For those following the debate about the Court of Appeal’s decision about the disclaimer of leases in the Willmott decision, here is another summary and comment on the decision by King & Wood Mallesons.
September 7, 2012
The third edition of Mortgagee’s Power of Sale will be released soon, written by Clyde Croft J and Robert Hay. Earlier editions of the book have been an invaluable resource for mortgage practitioners, and I am sure that the new edition will only enhance the title’s reputation. For more details, see Robert’s post here.
September 5, 2012
For those who are interested in the debate following my previous post on the Willmott decision, my friend and colleague Carrie Rome-Sievers has put an excellent summary of the case on her blog here.
September 3, 2012
The Court of Appeal last week ruled that a liquidator appointed to a land owning company could use the disclaimer power in s 568 of the Corporations Act to extinguish leases granted by that company. This decision may have significant consequences for tenants and their financiers if their landlords are placed into liquidation. The […]
July 12, 2012
I recently wrote a short note, available here, in relation to an issue that has emerged about the operation of s 251 of the Building Act on the landlord’s ability to recover certain outgoings. Robert Hay has added another post to his blog on this topic that further advances the debate. Unfortunately, I am still […]
June 5, 2012
A recent journal article has suggested that landlords cannot recover as an outgoing the cost of complying with essential safety measures under the Building Act. Essential safety measures overlap with a significant number of repair and maintenance costs that may otherwise be recoverable by a landlord under the terms of a lease. This has lead […]
March 23, 2012
The website thenewlawyer.com.au has today published an article titled ‘Lawyers call for national property laws‘. The article discusses a draft Uniform Torrens Title Act prepared by the renowned property law academic Professor Peter Butt. Any readers who are interested in the article can find a copy here.