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The following cases are for use in litigation and advice work. Some of these are available on Austlii, others are not.

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Cases

1878 03 07 Cannon v Villars (RC for right of way) (ocr)

1878 Cannon v Villars (1878) 8 Ch D 415 (ocr)

1933 03 17 Union of London and Smith’s Bank Limited’s Conveyance (Assignment of RC by covenantee) (ocr)

1933 Union of London and Smith’s Bank Limited’s Conveyance [1933] CH 611 (ocr)

1937 12 16 Re Marshall and Scott’s Contract (RC for one dwelling, house split into two flats) (ocr)

1951 12 15 National Trust …v Midlands Electricity Board (electricity poles, RC to maintain natural aspect of land uncertain)

1956 03 08 Jacobs v Greig (building materials RC) (ocr)

1956 05 01 Levermore v Jobey (RC for tenant to use premises for specific business purposes)

1956 12 14 Re Bishop and Lynch’s Contract (RC for one dwelling, partitioned into two) (ocr)

1958 07 02 City & Westminster v Mudd (RC for tenant to use premises for specific business purposes)

1960 10 31 Re Derham’s Application (One building RC) (ocr)

1961 06 06 Re Arcade Hotel Pty Ltd (whether RC extends to subsequently transferred land)

1963 01 21 Re Jefkins Indentures (commentary on costs) (ocr)

1963 01 21 Re Jefkins indentures (costs) (ocr)

1963 04 30 Re Dennerstein (requirement of notice to bind transferees) (ocr)

1963 12 19 Downie v Lockwood (RC for tenant to use premises as dwelling)

1964 06 29 Re Cook (RC for one dwelling)

1965 09 13 Re Miscamble’s Application (one dwelling RC)

1966 03 30 Tophams Ltd v Earl of Sefton (RC not to use land for unauthorised purpose)

1966 05 03 Re Markin; Re Roberts (RC for size of subdivisions) (ocr)

1968 03 08 Upper Hunter CDC v Australian Chilling & Freezing Co (Interpretation of contractual intention)

1968 05 24 Ellison v O’Neill (Whether RC benefits dom tenement after subdivision) (ocr)

1969 12 15 Re Withers (Unsuccessful objector’s entitlement to costs) (ocr)

1971 04 08 Bursill Enterprises v Berger Bros (Whether notified of easement on Register)

1971 10 13 Re Robinson (RC for private dwelling)

1971 12 13 Breskvar v Wall (Registration, priority of equitable interest)

1971 Breskvar v Wall (1971) 126 CLR 376 (Registration, priority of equitable interest)(ocr)

1972 Re Robinson (RC for private dwelling) (ocr)

1974 03 20 Riley v Penttila (Characteristics of easement)

1974 Riley v Penttila (Characteristics of easement) (ocr)

1976 07 12 Re Stani (Subidivison RC) (ocr)

1977 02 25 Shaw v Applegate (RC for specific use) (ocr)

1977 06 21 PSP 9968 v PSP 11173 (Inferring abandonment of easement) (ocr)

1977 06 21 PSP 9968 v PSP 11173 (Inferring abandonment of easement)

1979 03 05 Re Alexandra (RC impeding reasonable use of land) (ocr)

1979 03 05 Re Alexandra (RC impeding reasonable use of land)

1982 05 11 Codelfa v State Rail (Implied terms)

1982 09 17 Meehan v Jones (Illusory promises) (ocr)

1985 09 27 Re Ulman (Single storey RC) (ocr)

1986 07 04 JQAT Pty Ltd v Storm (RC for restraint of trade) (ocr)

1990 05 09 Post Investments v Wilson (1990) 26 NSWLR 598 (Interpretation of single dwelling RC) (ocr)

1992 06 23 Greenwood v Burrows (1992) (Obsolescence of RC) (ocr)

1994 06 30 Gallagher v Rainbow (Subdivision, entitlement to benefit of easement) (ocr)

1996 06 28 Coles Myer NSW Ltd v Dymocks (Whether RC survives subdivision) (ocr)

1996 10 30 Forestview v Perpetual (Enforceability of RC against successor in title) (ocr)

1998 03 04 Forestview v Perpetual (Whether RC touches and concerns land) (ocr)

1998 12 18 Cavacourt v Durian No 2905_98 (Extinguishment of easement for non use)

2000 06 20 Fitt v Luxury Developments Pty Ltd (injunction granted) (ocr)

2000 06 23 Re Pivotel Pty Ltd (Obsolescence of RC) (ocr)

2000 Fitt v Luxury Developments Pty Ltd (RC benefit passes with the land upon subdivision) (ocr)

2002 11 15 Gubby v Mornington Peninsula SC (Literal approach to interpretation)

2003 06 13 Tonks v Tonks (RC limiting construction to dwelling houses) (ocr)

2003 07 31 Stoops v Frankston CC (Single building RC)

2003 09 18 Chiu v Healey (Differentiating RC and easement) (ocr)

2004 03 01 Brissac Investments PL v Stonnington CC (swimming pool not dwelling)

2004 11 11 Toll (FGCT) Pty Ltd v Alphapharm Pty Ltd (Signature as acceptance of document) (ocr)

2005 04 06 Summary Slaveski (Red Dot) [2006] VCAT 593 (good faith)

2005 09 02 Stanhill Pty Ltd v Jackson (costs) (ocr) 2005 12 21 Costa v Glen Eira (contingency covenant, veto)

2006 01 31 Shaw v Glen Eira CC [2006] VCAT 68 (swimming pool not excavations)

2006 04 11 Slaveski v Darebin CC [2006] VCAT 593 (property rights are protected) (ocr)

2006 08 10 Re Milbex (RC for one dwelling) (ocr)

2007 03 06 Eccleston v O’Keefe (Right to pump water to enjoy benefit of water easement) (ocr)

2007 04 04 Boglari v Steiner School and Kindergarten (Scope of easement, change in use) (ocr)

2007 05 24 Farah Constructions Pty Ltd v Say-Dee Pty Ltd (Fiduciary duty of disclosure) (ocr)

2007 06 06 Stockland v Dandenong CC (accidental covenant) (ocr)

2007 08 17 Westfield v Perpetual Trustee Company (Case Note) (Interpretation of terms of easement)

2007 10 03 Westfield v Perpetual Trustee (Interpretation of terms of easement) (ocr)

2007 11 15 Sertari Pty Ltd v Nirimba Developments (Easement, consent to development application) (ocr)

2007 12 04 Dissanayake & Anor v Hillman & Ors (Building materials, single storey RC)

2007 Stockland Development Pty Ltd v Dandenong CC (Summary) (RC registered by mistake)

2008 04 09 Big River Paradise Ltd v Congreve (RC for subdivision)

2008 04 18 Fraser v Di Paolo (RC for one dwelling house) (ocr)

2008 06 06 Dillon, Kevin v Gosford City Council (Compulsory acquisition of easement) (ocr)

2008 07 27 Neighbourhood Association DP 285249 v Watson (Varying community development scheme and contracts) (ocr)

2008 07 28 Vrakas & Anor v Registrar of Titles & Ors (RC for single dwelling house) (ocr)

2009 09 09 Positive Endeavour Pty Ltd v Madigan (restraint of trade) (ocr)

2010 04 01 Phoenix v Canada Bay (Critical lease terms must be clearly defined) (ocr)

2010 04 01 Phoenix v Canada Bay CC (Case Note)

2010 06 09 Miller v Evans (RC interpretation, meaning of ‘building’) (ocr)

2010 11 30 Betty Campbell v Peter Douglas Baigent (Application to modify easement) (ocr)

2011 04 06 Chick v Dockray (Easement, doctrine of lost modern grant) (ocr)

2011 05 19 Hill v Campaspe SC (Section 60(5) interpretation of RC) (ocr)

2011 09 21 Alliance Engineering Pty Ltd v Yarraburn Nominees Pty Ltd (Covenants as terms of lease) (ocr)

2011 10 13 Fermora PL v Kelvedon PL (Whether easement abandoned or terminated) (ocr)

2011 10 26 Dillion v Gosford City Council (Compulsory acquisition of easement) (ocr)

2011 11 04 Case Notes – Richard Van Brugge v Meryl Lesley Hare

2011 11 04 Richard Van Brugge v Meryl Lesley Hare (case note)

2011 11 04 Richard Van Brugge v Meryl Lesley Hare (Right of use under easement) (ocr)

2011 11 22 Ryan v Sutherland (Differentiating RC and easement) (ocr)

2011 11 24 Mehmet Cihan v City of Sydney RSL Club Co-OP Ltd (Whether easement recorded on Certificate) (ocr)

2011 12 15 Bondi Beach Astra Retirement Village Pty (Restraints on alienation) (ocr)

2012 01 17 Prowse v Johnston (RC for single dwelling, building materials, subdivision)

2012 02 10 Currumbin Investments Pty Ltd v Body Corp Mitchell Park Parkwood CTS (Interpretation of easement) (ocr)

2012 05 09 AGL HP1 Pty Ltd v Alanvale Pty Ltd (Interpretation (purpose) of easement) (ocr)

2012 08 31 Registrar-General of NSW v Cihan (Easement only recorded in earlier folio) (ocr)

2012 11 01 Hermez v Karahan (RC for single dwelling) (ocr)

2012 Westfield Management v Perpetual Trustee Commentary -Weir

2012 12 21 Re Jensen (unopposed application refused)

2013 05 16 Giosis v Darebin CC (Single dwelling RC)

2014 04 07 Wong v McConville MERITS (ocr)

2015 06 17 Morrison v Neil (Single dwelling RC) (ocr)

2015 10 05 Gardencity v Grech Fagioli (Building materials RC, merits) (ocr)

2015 11 11 Prowse v Johnstone [No. 2] (Validity of amendment to RC to insert words of annexation)

2015 12 18 Maclurkin v Searle (Building materials RC) (ocr)

2016 07 07 Clare & Ors v Bedelis (Building materials RC, merits) (ocr)

2016 08 17 Oostemeyer v Powell & Ors (ocr)


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