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Welcoming Strata Title in Solomon Islands

Being the Solomon Islands expert in the PLN Sydney Office, doesn’t just mean that you get to frequently work with one of the best lawyers in Honiara, it also means when a change is happening in the Solomon Islands you have to be the first to know, the first to speak to the relevant commissioner, and obviously the first to provide a keynote on the topic. Elizabeth Moran is our resident Solomon Islands expert, so over the past few months when she hasn’t been working with Primo Afeau on major infrastructure projects, she has been tearing through the new Strata Titles Act 2018 getting ready for her presentation with Primo and John Ridgway on 8 November 2018. From our understanding, this was the

Taking stock as the year concludes

What better way to mark the end of another successful year than with a pat on your back and sharing a few beverages with some of your key clients! Haniff Tuitoga (“HT”) took to Paradiso Ristorante in Suva last week to reflect on 2018 and on their journey so far since the principals of HT, Tomasi and Feizal decided to venture out on their own in 2012. A few laughs were shared while reminiscing their humble beginnings and acknowledgment was given to the support and commitment of clients, friends and family that supported the business right from the start and have continued to do so over the last 6 years. Having expanded its band of lawyers and the administration staff this year, HT is committe

Strata Title in the Solomon Islands: A Regional Perspective

Key Points The Solomon Islands Strata Titles Act 2018 (Act) passed Parliament on 22 August 2018. We have followed the progress of this legislation with interest, and you can read our updates here. In this article, we provide our views on this legislation, and we discuss how the Act compares to its Melanesian neighbours. Introduction The passing of the Strata Titles Act 2018 (Act) in August 2018 represents an exciting change to land law in Solomon Islands, by providing a mechanism to address the shortage of affordable residential housing in Honiara. A strata scheme divides buildings and lands into strata lots and common property. The owner of each unit owns the inside portion of the building

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