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Do I Own my Tiny Home?

In recent years tiny homes have become popular in the face of rising house prices, access to land issues and other drivers such as sustainability. The liquidation of a tiny homes business can cause particular issues as was demonstrated in the recent High Court decision, Maginness v Tiny Town Projects Limited.
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Boundary encroachments

It is usual to assume that the garage on your property has been built entirely within the boundaries of the property. However, this may not be the case. This article explains what a boundary encroachment is and what you can do if a building or fence is located over the boundary.
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Private Development Agreements

Wanting to develop but there doesn’t seem to be infrastructure available? A development agreement is a useful tool to assist in timeframes and obligations between development and the local authority.
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Rent Abatement – Levelling the playing field

Changes to the Property Law Act mean that tenants may now be able to claim a rent abatement even when the lease agreement does not provide for this. In this article we set out the changes and what it means for landlords and tenants.
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Land covenants that last – a brief review of recent attempts to modify land covenants

Recently the media has given some attention to circumstances where an owner of property has (or would have but for a settlement reached) been able to modify a land covenant using the provisions of s317(1) of the Property Law Act 2007 (PLA). In most instances, if you have a land covenant registered against the title to your property, it is there forever and cannot be modified or extinguished. This article looks at recent cases attempting to modify land covenants.
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