Case Law

  • Successful Council Negotiations
    Happy to have assisted another small developer who has tried to dip its toes into property development by making an application to Council for a duplex development with granny flats at the rear of each proposed dwelling. Council initially resisted the application, because whilst the development was permissible in the R2 residential zone, the building … Continue reading “Successful Council Negotiations”
  • Appeal Upheld
    Pleased to have assisted our client in obtaining approval through the Land & Environment Court for a boarding house development in Belmore Road Randwick under the Affordable Housing SEPP. The application was originally refused by Randwick Council. As can be seen from the judgment, the issues that had to be overcome included maintaining a heritage … Continue reading “Appeal Upheld”
  • Appeal Upheld
    Very pleased to have assisted our client in obtaining approval through the Land & Environment Court to increase the capacity of the childcare facility from 24 children to 45 children after commencing proceedings against Penrith City Council who originally refused the proposal. It was a great outcome for the client who is a family operator, … Continue reading “Appeal Upheld”
  • Don’t Be Put Out by Put Options
    Have you secured the sale of your residential property with put and call options? A recent legal decision shows that sale may not be as secure as you think. So, What Happened? A potential purchaser of several residential properties entered into put and call option deeds with several vendors. When the purchaser failed to exercise … Continue reading “Don’t Be Put Out by Put Options”
  • Appeal Upheld
    Thanks to the representation of Macquarie Lawyers, an appeal was successfully upheld in the NSW Land and Environmental Court to allow the construction of a new 15 room boarding house in Blacktown, and to reverse the decision of Blacktown Council to refuse the application. The result is most pleasing for our client. The commissioner stated … Continue reading “Appeal Upheld”