Buying a rural property

Some common questions about buying rural property:

If the means of access to the property isn’t practical, you may need to negotiate an easement with one of the neighbours to gain access to your property through theirs. We can advise you about how best to proceed in this event.

The Department of Primary Industries – Lands – NSW will be able to answer any questions you have about Crown roads that appear on your property plan.

You, the owner. Rural properties with dwellings usually have their own on site sewerage treatment  system. If the property has its own system, the details should be included with the contract for sale. You can be fined if your system negatively impacts on the environment.

This means that someone else has a right to use your land for a specific purpose, even though you have the legal property title. For example, an electricity authority may have a right of way to access your property in order to run power lines and maintain or repair equipment. We can check if there are any easements or rights of way on the property and ensure that you understand the implications.

A Stacks Law Firm Conveyancing expert can walk you through the steps you need to take in order to own your new rural property.

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We know the ropes and our professionals have expertise specific to every legal situation—many are Accredited Specialists.
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We genuinely care about our clients. It’s the core of who we are and has been since the first practice was opened by ER Stack on the NSW Mid-North Coast in 1931.
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