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Property disputes

Cross-lease dispute and withholding consent for structural alteration – Martelli v Liow.

Introduction Cross-lease disputes are a prevalent issue in property law, especially when it comes to the reasonableness of withholding consent for structural alterations. The recent case of Martelli v Liow [2024] NZHC 968 offers an insightful exploration of this complex area, reaffirming the principles set out in the landmark case Smallfield v Brown [1991]. This

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Cross-Lease Disputes and Withholding Consent: A Legal Analysis

Introduction The New Zealand Court of Appeal’s decision in Turner v Goldsbury [2024] NZCA 292 highlights the complex nature of cross-lease disputes and the legal principles governing the withholding of consent for property modifications. This case offers a significant precedent on how courts may approach issues related to cross-lease agreements and the reasonable withholding of

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