Wodonga home owner told he will have to buy or leave part of his house block

 

News article: Wodonga home owner told he will have to buy or leave part of his house block

A WODONGA house owner has been left stunned after a rail authority told him part of his block belonged to it.

  x31 Chief Commissioner

Location: gallifrey
Victrack say it is their land.

Wodonga home owner told he will have to buy or leave part of his house block

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  Radioman Chief Train Controller

Hello All,

a reason as to why one should closely check your Land Title to ensure that what you occupy is on your Title , and not someone else's.

Regards, Radioman.
  M636C Minister for Railways

Hello All,

a reason as to why one should closely check your Land Title to ensure that what you occupy is on your Title , and not someone else's.

Regards, Radioman.
Radioman
Checking the title is one of the things you pay solicitors for.

I suspect that the owner n question has a good case against his solicitors wo handled the purchase.

There was a case in inner Sydney where a row of terrace houses was found to have been built with the common walls not on the property boundaries. I think they had to redraw the title to avoid demolishing the whole terrace, and the problem was discovered many decades after the houses were built.

Peter
  woodford Chief Commissioner

I do not know if this still exists but in Victoria there was a limitations period on this, If the fence line was not on the correct line after a period of time (many years, like 20 or more, the current fence line became the new property boundry.

woodford
  Otter_H Locomotive Fireman

14 years, adverse possession, but cannot be claimed against public entities, councils etc
  nswtrains Chief Commissioner

Hello All,

a reason as to why one should closely check your Land Title to ensure that what you occupy is on your Title , and not someone else's.

Regards, Radioman.
Checking the title is one of the things you pay solicitors for.

I suspect that the owner n question has a good case against his solicitors wo handled the purchase.

There was a case in inner Sydney where a row of terrace houses was found to have been built with the common walls not on the property boundaries. I think they had to redraw the title to avoid demolishing the whole terrace, and the problem was discovered many decades after the houses were built.

Peter
M636C
There has actually been more than one case involving terraces impinging on next doors title but the Wodonga situation is entirely different. However, I would not have thought there was too much money involved if a purchase was required of th Wodonga property.
  mikesyd Chief Commissioner

Location: Lurking
If his house is the second one back (as the article suggests) from the old ROW, I hate to think how much of the one between it and the ROW belongs to VicTrack. Seems there must have been quite a stuff up by a few people possibly yonks ago.
  HardWorkingMan Chief Commissioner

Location: Echuca
or the land could have been sold and VicTrack have lost the paperwork. A trace of the titles through the titles office will show you dimensions and owners.  If the strip of land isn't on the title it isn't theirs but still VicTracks.

There must have also been a council/approval stuff up at some stage.  The houses and buildings would have needed planning permits and the ones I have needed to get have required you to prove your ownership of the property.  I also know that you can get planning permits on someone else's land if they agree. This is how a lot of scout halls, football club rooms etc get built on council land using the member's funds. Of course if the houses were preexisting when planning permits were introduced to the area then it's all back to the title
  mikesyd Chief Commissioner

Location: Lurking
Could even be Leasehold Title too, somehow forgotten over the years.

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