The An agreement that the law will enforce. of sale is a short document, but it incorporates Found in a statute of delegated legislation. For example, a statutory authority or body is aperson or organisation that has special powers given by parliament to do work for the public benefit. conditions that apply when there is a dispute between the A seller. and the buyer. Disputes about property contracts are settled in the Supreme An independent body that hears legal claims brought by parties and decides between them. Serious cases are heard by a judge and jury, or just a judge. Less-serious cases are heard by a magistrate. according to the contract’s conditions and terms.
There are alternatives to Court proceedings about a civil dispute (not a criminal case). in the courts. These include taking a dispute to the Law Institute of Victoria’s (LIV) Property Law Disputes Resolution Committee, or resolving the dispute through A form of alternative dispute resolution where an independent person (a mediator) is appointed to help the parties come to agreement. Mediators do not decide the outcome of the dispute. They help the parties consider the issues and best possible outcome. Parties may choose to use mediation instead of going to court, or the court may order the parties to go to mediation as a way of avoiding a court hearing. See also arbitration; conciliation; negotiation.. For more information about options for A way of resolving a dispute outside the court system. There are different kinds of alternative dispute resolution, including arbitration, negotiation and mediation., contact LIV (see ‘Contacts’ at the end of this chapter).
Property Law Dispute Resolution Committee
LIV’s Property Law Dispute Resolution Committee determines disputes between solicitors (typically, a A legal practitioner (lawyer) who sees clients and opens files to deal with their legal matters but usually does not appear in court. See also barrister. for a vendor and a solicitor for a buyer) about conveyancing. This Formal delivery of legal documents to a person to tell them there are court proceedings against them which they must defend, or to make sure a witness in a case knows when they have to go to court to give evidence. The amount charged by a lawyer for legal work. Lawyers can only charge the amount agreed with the client in a costs agreement or the amount stated by a court in its rules. The party who loses a case usually has to pay all their own costs plus most of the costs reasonably incurred by the other side. See also indemnity costs. approximately between $100–$200 per A person or organisation directly involved in a court case. Parties include the plaintiff or applicant, the defendant, and any third party added to the action, but not independent witnesses.. It is a very efficient way to resolve conveyancing disputes and does not require appearances by the parties or representatives.
Many contracts contain a clause that enables the parties to any dispute to take the dispute to a mediator. Even if the contract says nothing, parties can still take their dispute to a mediator. LIV provides a free referral service and can connect you to a qualified mediator. Not unlike in litigation, the parties in a mediation decide whether the outcome is suitable. Mediation is often the cheapest and fastest way to resolve a dispute.