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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WAL: Water Access Licence.

Will: A disposition or declaration by which the person making it (the testator) provides for the distribution or administration of property after his death.

Writ: In these directions means a Writ of Execution emanating from a Court, which when registered in the Register of Causes, Writs and Orders creates a charge on the property of the Execution Debtor where the land is held under Common Law title. Where the land is held under the Real Property Act 1900 the writ must be registered under that Act to have effect - it does not create an interest in land but generally operates to prevent the registration of dealings for a period of three months. However, there are exceptions and this area of law is complex requiring detailed study.

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