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Squatting Laws: How They’re Applied

Squatting Laws: How They’re Applied

A recent case involved squatting laws – more formally known as adverse possession – has flagged interest in how these laws are applied. A Sydney property developer has won the ownership rights to a home in the inner west after finding it empty and renting...
When Can A Contract Be Validly Terminated?

When Can A Contract Be Validly Terminated?

When can a real estate contract be validly terminated? In 2017, a standard REIQ contract was signed regarding the sale of commercial property, with some additional special conditions. The purchase price was $81.2 million and a deposit of $4.6 million was payable by...
Sibling Property Dispute Over $2 Million Home

Sibling Property Dispute Over $2 Million Home

An Auckland woman has been ordered to pay her brother more than NZ$273,000 ($249,000) and move out of the NZ$2 million home she has lived in for 36 years after the siblings fell out over ownership of the property. The property dispute simmered for decades but came to...