Disclosing unregistered easements

2 December, 2010

We have previously recommended that practitioners obtain and include in vendor statements s.239G certificates, now called ‘water information certificates’ (pursuant to s.158 of the Water Act 1989 (Vic)). This certificate has in the past disclosed any unregistered easements, drains or sewers affecting the property. A practitioner has brought to our attention the fact that some water information […]

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What is a GAIC Recording?

2 December, 2010

The Planning and Environment Act 1987 (Vic) (‘the Act’) was amended by the Planning and Environment Amendment (Growth Areas Infrastructure Contribution) Act 2010 (Vic) on 1 July 2010. The amendments created new requirements for purchasers of certain land or owners undertaking subdivision or obtaining building permits on certain land to pay a growth areas infrastructure contribution (‘GAIC’). At this […]

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1 January 2011 start for Civil Procedure Act 2010 (Vic)

2 December, 2010

The Civil Procedure Act 2010 (Vic) will come into operation on 1 January 2011. It reforms civil proceedings conducted in the Supreme Court, County Court and Magistrates Courts, but not VCAT. It will apply to all civil proceedings in those courts that have commenced before and after 1 January 2011. The Act introduces the new concepts of […]

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DVD – 2010 Risk Management Intensive

2 September, 2010

We are please to advise that a DVD of the 2010 Risk Management Intensive is now available. The DVD is available for sale for the full day, or half day of your choice. The cost of the DVD is $166 for the full day and $77 for half day. You will be able to claim […]

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New Risk Managers at LPLC

2 September, 2010

We are pleased to welcome Richard Antill and Matthew Rose who will work with our Chief Risk Manager, Heather Hibberd. Prior to joining LPLC Richard was a barrister at the Victorian Bar for seven years,. He practised in general commercial litigation with specialties in property matters and solicitor-client disputes. Matthew joined the LPLC in September […]

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