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Strata Renewal & Collective Sales: news from the Land & Environment Court

Written by Leisha de Aboitiz on March 29, 2018

Massons are tracking the progress of two related strata renewals which are currently being considered by the Land & Environment Court. They relate to the acquisition of 2 x strata schemes sitting side by side in Macquarie Park. The proceedings are only in the initial stages. To date, there have been some interlocutory proceedings regarding applications for dissenting owners and the purchaser/developer to be joined to the proceedings and related cost considerations. The outcome of the interlocutory proceedings are not particularly surprising – all parties were joined and it was held that the owners corporation would be required to meet the costs incurred by the dissenting owner in bringing the Notice of Motion (per s188 of the SSDA). It will be interesting to watch this test case unfold.

You can read the decisions on the NSW Caselaw website here:

https://www.caselaw.nsw.gov.au/decision/5a8a56c7e4b087b8baa8643a

https://www.caselaw.nsw.gov.au/decision/5a8a1f62e4b058596cbae49b

 

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Acquisition of iconic heritage listed Customs House

Massons was delighted to work with the exceptional team at the City of Sydney in its recent acquisition of the iconic heritage listed Customs House from The Commonwealth of Australia

https://news.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/media-releases/new-chapter-for-customs-house

April 1, 2019

Australasian Law Awards - Finalist

It has been a big week for Massons! We are excited to be nominated as a finalist in the 2019 Australasian Law Awards “Law Firm of the Year (1-100 Lawyers)” category.  Thank you to all of our amazing staff and valued clients for helping us to achieve this recognition.

March 28, 2019

Rachael Bass - LawyersWeekly '30 Under 30' awards

March 26, 2019

Jodie Masson - Best Lawyers® in Australia

March 22, 2019

Location or amenities: leveraging the benefits of your commercial listing

To assist in leveraging the benefits of commercial listings, the REINSW has recently published an article in which our Ole Mitrevski provides some insights into what businesses prioritise when looking for commercial space

Read the article here – Locations or amenities: leveraging the benefits of your commercial listing

February 15, 2019

Sale of freehold at Chifley Plaza & Tower

Well done to the team in getting this very significant deal through to its successful conclusion at the end of last year! Special shout out to Jodie Masson, Ben Malone, Rachael Bass and Nicole Caryofyllis for all their hard work. We really value the opportunity to work with such great clients and such a landmark asset. Hopefully 2019 will bring us some more opportunities to work on deals like this…

https://www.lawyersweekly.com.au/sme-law/24775-sydney-s-2-chifley-square-sees-freehold-sold

January 16, 2019

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