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s.42(2)(e) of Transfer of Land Act 1958
Posted by ROBERT HAY QC COMMERCIAL LAW BARRISTER in Leasing, Property Law on July 20, 2011
Traditionally leases in Victoria have not been registered because of the protection afforded by s. 42(2)(e) of the Transfer of Land Act 1958 which provides that :
“….land which is included in any folio of the Register or registered instrument shall be subject to –
(e) the interests of (but excluding any option to purchase) of a tenant in possession of the land;”
Because of s.42(2)(e) any purchaser of the relevant land was bound by the lease. The reference to “tenant in possession” means a person in actual possession of the land. See: Burke v Dawes (1937-38) 59 CLR 1 at 17-18; Balanced Securities Ltd v Bianco  VSC 162 at .