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Do you have any information on the implications of building over a building line?

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Published on LexisPSL on 19/02/2018

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  • Do you have any information on the implications of building over a building line?
  • Building lines in relation to highways

A 'building line' is a prescribed frontage line for building in front of which no new building, other than a boundary wall or fence, may be erected.

Generally, if a covenant to observe a building line has been broken, the potential remedies available to a landlord or a party with the benefit of a restrictive covenant include a claim for specific performance of an obligation contained in a building lease, an injunction requiring demolition of any part of a building which is encroaching on over the building line or to restrain the erection of a proposed structure. An injunction is an equitable remedy granted at the discretion of the court. Where damages would adequately compensate the claimant, the court may exercise its disc

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