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CONVEYANCING ACT 1919 - SECT 88K

Power of Court to create easements

88K Power of Court to create easements

(1) The Court may make an order imposing an easement over land if the easement is reasonably necessary for the effective use or development of other land that will have the benefit of the easement.
(2) Such an order may be made only if the Court is satisfied that:
(a) use of the land having the benefit of the easement will not be inconsistent with the public interest, and
(b) the owner of the land to be burdened by the easement and each other person having an estate or interest in that land that is evidenced by an instrument registered in the General Register of Deeds or the Register kept under the Real Property Act 1900 can be adequately compensated for any loss or other disadvantage that will arise from imposition of the easement, and
(c) all reasonable attempts have been made by the applicant for the order to obtain the easement or an easement having the same effect but have been unsuccessful.
(3) The Court is to specify in the order the nature and terms of the easement and such of the particulars referred to in section 88 (1) (a)-(d) as are appropriate and is to identify its site by reference to a plan that is, or is capable of being, registered or recorded under Division 3 of Part 23. The terms may limit the times at which the easement applies.
(4) The Court is to provide in the order for payment by the applicant to specified persons of such compensation as the Court considers appropriate, unless the Court determines that compensation is not payable because of the special circumstances of the case.
(5) The costs of the proceedings are payable by the applicant, subject to any order of the Court to the contrary.
(6) Such an easement may be:
(a) released by the owner of the land having the benefit of it, or
(b) modified by a deed made between the owner of the land having the benefit of it and the persons for the time being having the burden of it or (in the case of land under the provisions of the Real Property Act 1900 ) by a dealing in the form approved under that Act giving effect to the modification.
(7) An easement imposed under this section, a release of such an easement or any modification of such an easement by a deed or dealing takes effect:
(a) if the land burdened is under the Real Property Act 1900 , when the Registrar-General registers a dealing in the form approved under that Act setting out particulars of the easement, or of the release or modification, by making such recordings in the Register kept under that Act as the Registrar-General considers appropriate, or
(b) in any other case, when a minute of the order imposing the easement or the deed of release or modification is registered in the General Register of Deeds.
(8) An easement imposed under this section has effect (for the purposes of this Act and the Real Property Act 1900 ) as if it was contained in a deed.
(9) Nothing in this section prevents such an easement from being extinguished or modified under section 89 by the Court.



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