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Latest Articles
16/04/2012 |
Fee simple is often referred to as “an estate in fee simple” or “freehold”. (Freehold not to be confused with having no mortgage).  A fee simple title is considered to...
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16/04/2012 |
A cross lease title consists of both an undivided share in the fee simple land and a leasehold estate in the building(s).A number of owners own and share the fee...
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16/04/2012 |
A flats plan is a plan attached to the cross lease title which shows the outline of the buildings on the land, allocates the building a “flat” or “area” number...
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16/04/2012 |
A unit title is also referred to as a “strata title” or “stratum estate”.  It can either be in fee simple (freehold) or leasehold.  This type of title is generally...
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13/04/2012 |
The words “natural justice” have specific meaning in the law. Natural justice comprises two rules, the rule against bias and the rule of the right to a fair hearing. Because...
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