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easements and stamp duty

Discussion in 'Legal Issues' started by drfuzzy, 12th Oct, 2016.

  1. drfuzzy

    drfuzzy Member

    13th Sep, 2015
    My neighbour (the body corporate of a block of apartments) has agreed to allow me expunge an obsolete easement on my property provided I pay all costs. The have also requested that I update their plan of subdivision and the altered plan of subdivision be registered with the titles office at my cost.

    I am not sure what these costs are. My main concern is stamp duty. If stamp duty is payable on their property it could run into hundreds of thousands of dollars.

    Can a plan of subdivision on a neighboring property be altered to remove an easement without stamp duty? The relevant state is Victoria.
    Last edited: 12th Oct, 2016
  2. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

    18th Jun, 2015
    Sydney or NSW or Australia
    Contact a surveyor - after 7 years of uni/post grad they may be able to provide you with some answers.
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