Glossary

The meanings attributed to terms set out for the purpose of explanation only and are not necessarily valid legal definitions for other purposes.

Where precise definitions are sought appropriate statutes or authorities should be studied. See Greg Stilanou, Land Titling Law and Practice in NSW, Lawbook Co. 2013 [Definitions on pages xxvii – xxxi].

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Occupational Boundary: As applied to adverse possession of Real Property Act land, an occupation that represents or replaces an original boundary of a whole parcel.

Occupations: Physical features such as walls and fences associated with boundaries limiting the extent to which a parcel of land is occupied.

Official Trustee in Bankruptcy: An official appointed to manage the affairs of a bankrupt.

Old System Land: Land alienated from the Crown prior to 1863 and not yet brought under the provisions of the Real Property Act 1900. As the State of New South Wales does not guarantee title to Old System land, purchasers must carefully examine the chain of title for a land parcel to ensure that the seller is the valid title holder and to know what reservations and encumbrances affect the land.

Ordinary Folio: A folio of the Register that is not a qualified folio or a limited folio.

Orientation: The alignment of directions in relation to a specified origin - see also Azimuth.

Overlap of Deeds: The situation arising where the metes and bounds descriptions of two parcels of land which nominally adjoin are in conflict, so that the deed for each includes land comprised in the other.

Owners Corporation: Comprises all proprietors of the lots from time to time in a strata scheme. They are responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the building and other common property and the general finance and management of the scheme.

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