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Victory in the Court of Appeal

Victory in the Court of Appeal

We were recently successful in a significant court case which proceeded to the NSW Court of Appeal.

The primary area of contention concerned existing use rights – our client wished to develop a two-flat unit block into a three-flat unit block and the Council sought to limit the existing use to only two flats.

The decision is one of significant importance in terms of the law surrounding existing use rights and of particular importance for anyone owning a two-unit apartment complex (commonly known as a duplex).