In an unusual case, the Supreme Court of Victoria was called upon to order the discharge of 2 mortgages in circumstances where one of the mortgagees had been liquidated, and subsequently deregistered. The other mortgagee had become a bank but did not have records dating back over 30 years ago.
Readers will recall that I posted about a Queensland decision that dealt with a mortgagee exercising its power of sale during the pandemic (see here: https://melbournepropertylaw.blogspot.com/2021/06/are-there-any-recent-cases-about.html).
Yesterday, I posted about the Supreme Court of Victoria dealing with a similar scenario (see: https://melbournepropertylaw.blogspot.com/2023/01/are-there-any-recent-victorian-cases.html).
In Manda Capital Holdings Pty Ltd v PEC Portfolio Springvale Pty Ltd  VSC
Further to my post (see: https://melbournepropertylaw.blogspot.com/2021/06/are-there-any-recent-cases-about.html) about a decision of the Supreme Court of Queensland about a mortgagee’s duty of good faith in selling in a pandemic, the Supreme Court of Victoria has now had to deal with the same issue.
1. In Price v Spoor,  HCA 20, the High Court handed down a decision on 23 June 2021 about whether the parties to a mortgage could agree to contract out of the operation of the Queensland equivalent of the Limitation of Actions Act, 1958, and whether such an agreement
The Supreme Court of Queensland (Holmes CJ) has recently considered the duty of a mortgagee in selling a secured property in uncertain economic times (ie during a pandemic). In HSBC Bank Australia Ltd v Wang & Ors  QSC 58, the Court considered an application to remove a caveat lodged by
A caveat is an instrument that protects an unregistrable legal or equitable interest in real property. The caveat is a notice to the public that the person lodging the caveat (the caveator) holds an unregistered interest in the property, and provides details of the interest claimed. The caveat prevents the registration of
In early 2019, in a judgment that ran to 647 paragraphs, County Court Judge Woodward, sitting as a Vice President at VCAT, had to deal with a claim following a fire at a residential tower in Melbourne that occurred due to faulty cladding (see: Owners Corporation No.1 of PS613436T v LU Simon Builders
The latest edition of The Mortgagee’s Power of Sale has been published by LexisNexis. Now in its fourth edition this book started life in 1980. The book is primarily written for practitioners and the text is arranged, as far as possible, in the same chronological order as the steps a mortgagee may take in