14 November 2019
To caveat or not to caveat – that is the question!
Whether you are a property owner, developer, contractor, financier, lessee or purchaser, inevitably you will either seek to caveat someone else’s land or you will find a caveat preventing you from dealing with title to land. Caveats can have significant and far-reaching consequences for everyone involved in property developments, and the reality is that many things about caveats are misunderstood.
Caveats can be used as a scalpel or blunt instrument, namely to block someone else from dealing with the property, or to give notice of your rights in the property.
At this event, we explored the operation and effect of caveats by following a property development caveat issue from inception through to its consideration in Court. Joining Bartier Perry Partners Peter Barakate and Gavin Stuart in this discussion will be Miles Condon SC, a barrister with over 23 years’ experience dealing with real property and caveat matters.
Attendees at this event will hear about:
What to consider before you lodge a caveat
What to do if your property is subject to a caveat
How to manage third parties when caveats become an issue
When it is appropriate to seek to lapse or otherwise take steps to remove caveats
How the court approaches caveat matters