The core of my professional knowledge and experience is land law; land title problems and their resolution.
Please see my CV for particulars of experience.
Real Property Act 1900
As a former senior official in the administration of the Real Property Act 1900 for 14 years, I know this legislation very well, including applicable policies and practices.
I am happy to consider any matter arising under the Act or related legislation.
A principal focus of my practice is the adverse possession of land; either common law or statutory title. If you believe there is a case of adverse possession and seek guidance on that, please contact me.
Title Searching, Examination & Analysis
I have been searching titles for about 37 years. I have taught title investigation and analysis at TAFE and am in a position to provide a quality title search report that completely elucidates the title and where necessary its history back to the Crown grant.
Easements & Encroachments
A recurring theme in my practice is easements, particularly in respect of encroachments. If you have an encroachment or an existing registered easement, please contact me for a complete advice service on easements from creation through to cancellation.
Plans of Survey
Plans are a constituent element of the Real Property Act Register. Examining and interpreting cadastral data from a plan of survey is an additional skill that I acquired during my employment with the land title registration authority and I can advise on most matters arising from plans; whether they be old system plans, deposited plans, strata or community plans or any other kind of registered plan. Feel free to contact me if you have a question arising from a plan of survey.