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Boundary and Property disputes

While we expect that our cadastral system is well established, regulated and secure, there are many issues that arise about the extent of property and the rights attaching to land. Property disputes are common – they need judicial investigation, academic discussion and occasionally legislative changes.

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Selected Publications and Outcomes

Allen, D. & Strack, M. 2021. Modifying and Extinguishing Covenants. Surveying+Spatial. 104:34-35
Strack, M. 2020. Boundary Walls or Wrongly Placed Structures. Surveying+Spatial. 103:35-37.
Strack, M. 2019. Reconfiguring land and property: What is a Subdivision. New Zealand Surveyor. 305:1-29.
Strack, M. 2017. Draw conclusions on the wall. Defence of the monumented cadastre. Australian Property Law Journal (2017) 26 APLJ 1:1-23. Also at
Strack, M. 2018. Cross Lease Conversions as Subdivisions. Surveying+Spatial. 96:35-36
Strack, M. 2018. Equitable Easements. Surveying+Spatial. 95:36-37 & 39
Strack, M. 2018. Cross lease boundaries. Surveying+Spatial. 93:41-42
Strack, M.S. 2011. Using and Stopping unformed legal roads. New Zealand Surveyor. No 301 11-14.
Strack M. 2009. Lines on the Land. New Zealand Surveyor, No 299 14-23

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