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ROJ Property Group Pty Ltd & Anor v Eventpower Property Pty Ltd (Costs) [2023] VSC 268

Supreme Court of Victoria
Common Law Division
Derham AsJ

In the matter of an application pursuant to section 84 of the Property Law Act 1958 (Vic) for the modification of a restrictive covenant imposed by Instrument of Transfer AK036535Y registered in the Register Book at the Office of Titles and on Certificate of Title Volume 11384 Folio 290; ROJ Property Group P/L & K & M Property Investments Group P/L v Eventpower Property P/L (Costs)

Judgment Date: 
25 May 2023

COSTS - Application for modification of restrictive covenant - Application granted - Whether the defendant should pay plaintiffs' costs - Whether defendant's conduct of the case irresponsible - Whether defendant made groundless objections to the application - Property Law Act 1958 (Vic), s 84 - Re Withers [1970] VR 319; Stanhill Pty Ltd v Jackson [2005] VSC 355; Walker v Bridgewood (No 2) [2006] NSWSC 284; Mamfredas Investment Group Pty Ltd v PropertyIT and Consulting Pty Limited [2013] NSWSC 929; Wong v McConville (No 2) [2014] VSC 282; Jiang v Monaygon Pty Ltd (Costs) [2017] VSC 655 - Calderbank offer made by plaintiffs - Applicable legal principles - Whether unreasonable of defendant to reject Calderbank offer - Lahanis v Livesay (2021) 63 VR 197.