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VIC Jurisdiction for Property Purchase Dispute - Australian or New Zealand Court?

Discussion in 'Property Law Forum' started by Ann M, 8 July 2015.

  1. Ann M

    Ann M Active Member

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    Just wondering; if I signed a contract of sale (in Melbourne) for a New Zealand property that I saw advertised on the internet in Melbourne, what court of law ( Australian Law or New Zealand Law) would hear and rule on a dispute/claim in the event of one?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Rod

    Rod Well-Known Member

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    The contract of sale may state what Country/Jurisdiction applies, check the contract. Suspect New Zealand law covers the sale of New Zealand property. Note that the laws of the land always trump contracts.
     
  3. Ann M

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    Thank you.
     

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