Emeritus Professor Peter Butt

BA LLM LLD (Sydney)

F10 - Law School (Camperdown)
The University of Sydney


Website Peter Butt's Plain Language website
Papers on the Social Science Research Network (SSRN)

Biographical details

  • Founding Director, Centre for Plain Legal Language
  • Lecturer and author in land law, native title, and legal drafting
  • Past President of Clarity (an international plain language association)
  • Lecturer and author in land law
  • Papers delivered at conferences and seminars in Australia, Hong Kong, Ireland, England, Canada, United States of America, on the topics of legal drafting and land law
  • Consultant to Australian Government on land law aspects of Native Title Act 1993
  • Consultant to New South Wales Law Reform Commission on various reforms to property law
  • Consultant in property law and legal drafting, Mallesons Stephen Jaques, Solicitors

Selected publications

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Books

  • Butt, P. (2010). Land Law 6th edition. Sydney: Thomson Lawbook Co. (Thompson Reuters).
  • Butt, P. (2006). Land Law (5th edition). Sydney: Thomson Lawbook Co. (Thompson Reuters).
  • Butt, P., Castle, R. (2006). Modern Legal Drafting (2nd edition). New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Butt, P., Aitken, J. (2004). Piesse - The Elements of Drafting (10th edition). Sydney: Lawbook Co.
  • Butt, P. (2001). Land Law (4th edition). Australia: Thomson Legal and Regulatory Ltd.
  • Butt, P. (2001). Mabo, Wik and Native Title. Australia: Federation Press.
  • Butt, P., Castle, R. (2001). Modern Legal Drafting: A guide to using clearer language. Cambrige, UK: Cambridge University Press.
  • Butt, P. (2001). Woodman & Nettle, the Torrens System in New South Wales. North Ryde, N.S.W.: LBC Information Services.

Edited Books

  • Butt, P., Hamer, D. (2011). LexisNexis Concise Australian Legal Dictionary (4th edition). Australia: LexisNexis Butterworths.

Book Chapters

  • Butt, P. (2010). Indefeasibility and All Advanced Mortgages: Are they a thing of the past? Part 2 - The Recent Cases: Some thoughts on mortgages and the covenants to pay. In Gregory Burton SC, Prudence Weaver, Gerard Breen, Alan Tyree (Eds.), Law Relating to Banker and Customer in Australia, (pp. 10501-10506). Australia: Lawbook Co.
  • Butt, P. (2010). Release 50. In P Butt (Eds.), Woodman & Nettle, the Torrens System in New South Wales. North Ryde, N.S.W.: LBC Information Services.
  • Butt, P. (2009). Release 46. In P Butt (Eds.), Woodman & Nettle, the Torrens System in New South Wales. North Ryde, N.S.W.: LBC Information Services.
  • Butt, P. (2009). Release 48. In P Butt (Eds.), Woodman & Nettle, the Torrens System in New South Wales. North Ryde, N.S.W.: LBC Information Services.
  • Butt, P. (2008). Release 42. In P Butt (Eds.), Woodman & Nettle, the Torrens System in New South Wales. North Ryde, N.S.W.: LBC Information Services.
  • Butt, P. (2008). Release 43. In P Butt (Eds.), Woodman & Nettle, the Torrens System in New South Wales. North Ryde, N.S.W.: LBC Information Services.
  • Butt, P. (2007). Release 38. In P Butt (Eds.), Woodman & Nettle, the Torrens System in New South Wales. North Ryde, N.S.W.: LBC Information Services.
  • Butt, P. (2007). Release 41. In P Butt (Eds.), Woodman & Nettle, the Torrens System in New South Wales. North Ryde, N.S.W.: LBC Information Services.
  • Butt, P. (2006). Release 34. In P Butt (Eds.), Woodman & Nettle, the Torrens System in New South Wales. North Ryde, N.S.W.: LBC Information Services.
  • Butt, P. (2006). Release 36. In P Butt (Eds.), Woodman & Nettle, the Torrens System in New South Wales. North Ryde, N.S.W.: LBC Information Services.
  • Butt, P. (2005). Release 29. In P Butt (Eds.), Woodman & Nettle, the Torrens System in New South Wales. North Ryde, N.S.W.: LBC Information Services.
  • Butt, P. (2005). Release 31. In P Butt (Eds.), Woodman & Nettle, the Torrens System in New South Wales. North Ryde, N.S.W.: LBC Information Services.

Journals

  • Butt, P. (2010). Can a Mortgagee Sell a Mortgagor's Home? Silence is Dangerous; A Leases Smorgasborg. Australian Law Journal, 84, 359-362.
  • Butt, P. (2010). Caveats and Rights of Prior Mortgages. Australian Law Journal, 84, 77-78.
  • Butt, P. (2010). How Far Down Do You Own? The Final Word. Australian Law Journal, 84, 746-747.
  • Butt, P. (2010). Partition Preferred to Sale; Rights Under Easement; Sale of Fixtures; Unsevered From the Land on Which They Stand; The Arcane Law of Deeds. Australian Law Journal, 84, 292-295.
  • Butt, P. (2010). Termination of Lease for Breach of Essential Term: Did Homer Nod? No Caveatable Interest in Proceeds of Sale of Land; But Caveatable Interest in Signed Caveat Form; No Estoppel in Face of Statute; Prescriptive Easements; Indefeasibility Neutralises Right to Rectification; Miscellaneous Cases on Easements. Australian Law Journal, 84, 596-601.
  • Butt, P. (2010). Virtual Assignments: How Far Down Do You Own? Rights to Underground Water. Australian Law Journal, 84, 213-216.
  • Butt, P. (2010). What Is 'Parting with Possession'? What is a Valid Requisition on Title? Status of 'Holding Deposit'; Ouster of Co-Owner: a Sequel. Australian Law Journal, 84, 12-15.
  • Butt, P. (2010). What is a Deed? Australian Law Journal, 84, 810-811.
  • Butt, P. (2010). Wrong Answers to Requisitions Give Right to Rescind; What is a 'Residential Tenancy'? Better Equity or Worse Equity? Australian Law Journal, 84, 672-675.
  • Butt, P. (2009). Adverse Possession: No Confirmation by 'Without Prejudice' Offer to Purchase; Unreasonable to Require Security Beyond Duration of Assignee's Interest. Australian Law Journal, 83(7), 439-440.
  • Butt, P. (2009). Beware What You Undertake; What is a Claim? When is a Date Specified? Ouster of Co-Owner. Australian Law Journal, 83(11), 719-721.
  • Butt, P. (2009). Breach of Covenant Against Alterations; Tabcorp v Bowen in the High Court; No Obligation to Re-instate at Landlord's Whim; Landlord Stopped from Emforcing Breach; Landlord's Right of Inspection not Authorising Environmental Audit. Australian Law Journal, 83(6), 365-368.
  • Butt, P. (2009). Enforcement of Lease Guarantees by Purchasers from landlord; Market Rental vs Market Rental value: Same or Different?; Attempted Unilateral Severance of Joint Tenancy Proves Ineffective; Possessory Title of Torrens Title Land; Adverse Possession and Mortgagors. Australian Law Journal, 83(4), 220-223.
  • Butt, P. (2009). Estate Agents and the Law. Australian Law Journal, 83(9), 581-582.
  • Butt, P. (2009). Mechanics for Termination of Lease; No Obligation to Trade for Premises; Accumulating Lease Terms: Or Does 5X5=25?; Sir Robert Torrens: RIP. Australian Law Journal, 83(2), 77-80.
  • Butt, P. (2009). Recovery of Instalment of Deposit: a Penalty?; Insistence on Right to Inspect Premises Held to be Repudiation. Australian Law Journal, 83(8), 512-515.
  • Butt, P. (2009). Sale by Unregistered Mortgagee; Sale by (Second) Unregistered Mortgagee; When is an 'Exception' a 'Reservation'?; The Dangers in Time Provisions (1): Don't be Early; The Dangers in Time Provisions (2): Don't be Late; The Conveyancing Game. Australian Law Journal, 83(3), 148-153.
  • Butt, P. (2009). Unencumbered Fee Simple. Australian Law Journal, 83(1), 15-16.
  • Butt, P. (2009). Unreasonably Witholding Consent to Assignment of Lease. Australian Law Journal, 83(12), 796-797.
  • Butt, P. (2008). Easements, extinguishment; Easements of necessity; Easement to park a vehicle permanently; Easement to store boat on strata lot. Australian Law Journal, 82(3), 154-158.
  • Butt, P. (2008). Editorial postscript. Australian Law Journal, 82(7), 438-439.
  • Butt, P. (2008). Fraud by Bank's agent infects registered mortgage; Fraud in proceeding to registration; When is a licence an interest in land?; Damages for Breach of covenant against altering premises without landlord's consent. Australian Law Journal, 82(8), 511-515.
  • Butt, P. (2008). Interference with easement: injunction or damages? Servient owner compelled to consent to development on dominant land; Fences, gates and parking; Can a registered Torrens easement be abandoned? Australian Law Journal, 82(4), 232-235.
  • Butt, P. (2008). Is a house a fixture?; Adding properties to an easement; Moot point: corporations and life estates. Australian Law Journal, 82(1), 12-15.
  • Butt, P. (2008). Son of Shevill. Australian Law Journal, 82(6), 363-364.
  • Butt, P. (2008). Transfer of mortgage does not transfer rights to sue under collateral agreements; What is a land "use"? Severance of joint tenancies; Application of funds not authorised by power of attorney. Australian Law Journal, 82(2), 75-78.
  • Butt, P. (2008). What is a "use" of land? Running of covenants: a drafting reminder. Australian Law Journal, 82(9), 595-596.
  • Butt, P. (2008). When is a right of pre-emption abandoned? Priority for option to purchase in registered lease; Purchaser entitled to terminate for vendor's failure to complete building in "proper and workmanlike manner"; A short note on court-imposed easements. Australian Law Journal, 82(5), 300-303.
  • Butt, P. (2007). Conveyancing and Property ("Knowing receipt of trust property" as an exception to undefeasibility ; The limits of indefeasibility: Mortgage not securing obligations under forged loan document). Australian Law Journal, 81(9), 713-715.
  • Butt, P. (2007). Conveyancing and Property (Deposit Returned after Disputed Rescission). Australian Law Journal, 81(4), 227-228.
  • Butt, P. (2007). Conveyancing and Property (Easement to park in garage ; Adding properties to an easement ; Indefeasibility for what?). Australian Law Journal, 81(12), 914-917.
  • Butt, P. (2007). Conveyancing and Property (Extension of Time in Notices to Complete). Australian Law Journal, 81(5), 294-296.
  • Butt, P. (2007). Conveyancing and Property (Landlord unable to claim "further rent" payable under the lease ; Successive leases for 5-year terms ; Damages for breach of covenant against altering premises without Landlord's consent ; The vulnerability of unregistered Torrens title leases). Australian Law Journal, 81(10), 783-786.
  • Butt, P. (2007). Conveyancing and Property (Landlord's withholding consent to improvements ; The metaphysics of severance ; When are co-purchasers in breach?). Australian Law Journal.
  • Butt, P. (2007). Conveyancing and Property (No extension of caveat where no money secured by charge ; Compliance with formal requirements). Australian Law Journal, 81(3), 152-154.
  • Butt, P. (2007). Conveyancing and Property (Of Black Holes and Unit Trusts). Australian Law Journal, 81(4), 441-442.
  • Butt, P. (2007). Conveyancing and Property (Transfer of Mortgage does not Necessarily Transfer Obligations Under Loan Agreement). Australian Law Journal, 81(4), 228-229.
  • Butt, P. (2007). Conveyancing and Property (Trees and Nuisance in NSW). Australian Law Journal, 81(5), 291-294.
  • Butt, P. (2007). Conveyancing and Property (Uncertainty in Rent Review Notices: Follow Up). Australian Law Journal, 81(4), 229-231.
  • Butt, P. (2007). Conveyancing and Property (Whose use? ; Strata title by-laws ; "Unsigned" email not sufficient for Statute of Frauds ; The importance of punctuation ; Every word counts - unless it is mere puff). Australian Law Journal, 81(1), 11-14.
  • Butt, P. (2007). Conveyancing and Property (Writs in the High court: Black v Garnock ; If you play with fire). Australian Law Journal, 81(11), 851-854.
  • Butt, P. (2006). Conveyancing and property ("Split deposits" and penalties; No right to rescind for "miscalculation" of area; Caveats: balance of convenience; Caveats: undertaking as to damages; Rights to underground water.). Australian Law Journal, 80(6), 347-350.
  • Butt, P. (2006). Conveyancing and property (Beware the conveyancing clerk; Thrust and parry; Rent review: "subjective" or "objective" valuation?). Australian Law Journal, 80(11), 715-718.
  • Butt, P. (2006). Conveyancing and property (Deeds poll and covenants enforceable at the suit of a non-party; Writs of execution; No set-off against purchaser of reversion.). Australian Law Journal, 80(10), 639-642.
  • Butt, P. (2006). Conveyancing and Property (Demolition of building erected in breach of covenant; Freeing up the approach to modifying or extinguishing covenants; Rights of pre-emption as covenants?). Australian Law Journal, 80(1), 12-14.
  • Butt, P. (2006). Conveyancing and property (Injunction to restrain threatened severance of joint tenancy; "I'll have to obtain instructions"; Compulsory easements; Adverse possession.). Australian Law Journal, 80(9), 557-560.
  • Butt, P. (2006). Conveyancing and property (Landlord's liability for defective premises; High Court appeal updates; Chandelier not a fixture; "Failing agreement" on revised rent; Damages for breach of "keep open" obligation; No remedy for trifling encroachments.). Australian Law Journal, 80(5), 284-287.
  • Butt, P. (2006). Conveyancing and property (Landlord's liability for defective premises; Vendor as trustee; Licence not effectively coupled with a grant; "Dealing" with an interest in property.). Australian Law Journal, 80(2), 87-90.
  • Butt, P. (2006). Conveyancing and property (Split deposit clauses; When is a breach "material"?; What is the "term" of a periodic lease?). Australian Law Journal, 80(8), 491-494.
  • Butt, P. (2006). Conveyancing and property (There but for the grace .. ; When is a covenant "negative"?). Australian Law Journal, 80(4), 216-218.
  • Butt, P. (2006). Conveyancing and property (Two High Court decisions: Mortgage by deposit of title deeds; The conveyancing game: some hard lessons; Mitigation of damages.). Australian Law Journal, 80(3), 153-156.
  • Butt, P. (2006). Conveyancing and property (Unilateral increase in mortgage interest rate; Uncertainty in rent review notices; Tenants, lodgers and boarders; What is a "retail" lease in Victoria?). Australian Law Journal, 80(7), 420-424.
  • Butt, P. (2006). Plain Language: Drafting and Property Law. European Journal of Law Reform, 7(1/2), 19-29.
  • Butt, P. (2005). Conveyancing and property (Waiver of benefit of condition; Waiver, election and non-promisory conditions; Caveats "without reasonable cause"). Australian Law Journal, 79, 18-21.
  • Butt, P. (2005). Death of a party before registration; Photographic wills. Australian Law Journal, 79, 540-542.
  • Butt, P. (2005). Deeds - retrospective effect; Indentifying the "date of this deed"; Time not of the essence for purchase under testamentary option; It's too late to change your mind. Australian Law Journal, 79, 411-412.
  • Butt, P. (2005). Does a "break" clause pass on assignment of the lease?; Abandonmentof easement; Hillpalm issues. Australian Law Journal, 79, 331-333.
  • Butt, P. (2005). Hillpalm again?; Can I stay, or must I go?; Caveat "without reasonable cause"; No caveatable interest in easement. Australian Law Journal, 79, 747-750.
  • Butt, P. (2005). Inconsistent provisions; Conveyancing worknot routine; "Highest bid" at auction inoperative; Co-owners not dummies. Australian Law Journal, 79, 475-478.
  • Butt, P. (2005). Indefeasibility and council consent conditions; Leases, licences and the modern "contractual tenancy". Australian Law Journal, 79, 143-146.
  • Butt, P. (2005). Is there a binding contract?; Leases: some miscellaneous issues (currender; repudiation; tenant's fixtures). Australian Law Journal, 79, 205-208.
  • Butt, P. (2005). Modification of covenant also modifies easement; No ancillary right where grant of easement "covers the field"; Easements by prescription - an update. Australian Law Journal, 79, 604-606.
  • Butt, P. (2005). Plain Language in Property Law. LawAsia Journal, 2005, 27-38.
  • Butt, P. (2005). Some recent decisions on easements: Does a right to "pass and repass" give the right to reverses and turn?; Permissable use under implied and prescriptive easements; Abandonment of easement; Easement of necessity - when is land "landlocked"? Australian Law Journal, 79, 666-669.
  • Butt, P. (2005). Sublease restrictions avoided by "reverse premium"; What the council giveth, the council taketh away; Acting for both parties; Draconian legislation governing instalment contracts. Australian Law Journal, 79, 272-275.
  • Butt, P. (2005). Unauthorised alteration not "fraud"; Delivery of deeds; Access for valuation purposes. Australian Law Journal, 79, 77-80.
  • Butt, P. (2004). Adverse possession. Australian Law Journal, 78, 775-777.
  • Butt, P. (2004). Easements by prescription and 'illegal use'; Easements by prescription in the Torrens system; Prescriptive easements - extent of permissible use. Australian Law Journal, 78, 700-703.
  • Butt, P. (2004). Enforcement of put options; Who moved the stones?; Damages for nasty neighbours. Australian Law Journal, 78, 86-89.
  • Butt, P. (2004). Enforcing set-off rights against landlord's successor; Tenant's liability continues after assignment; Forcing rent review; Two cases on vendor and purchaser. Australian Law Journal, 78, 307-310.
  • Butt, P. (2004). More on mortgages' sales; Clogs on the equity of redemption: 'This vestigial rule'; Intricacies of the Landlord and Tenant Relationship: 'Privity of Contract and Privity of Estate. Australian Law Journal, 78, 366-368.
  • Butt, P. (2004). Notices to complete: 'ready, willing and able'; What is a defect in title?; Use 'as a right'. Australian Law Journal, 78, 462-466.
  • Butt, P. (2004). Planning principles V private rights: Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (NSW), s28: editorial introduction. Australian Law Journal, 78, 560.
  • Butt, P. (2004). Purchaser's claim to possessory title thwarted; Nature of rights of pre-emption; Vendor's obligation to 'proceed with all due expedition'; Severance of joint tenancy. Australian Law Journal, 78, 230-234.
  • Butt, P. (2004). Relief against forfeiture of purchaser's interest in land. Australian Law Journal, 78, 18-20.
  • Butt, P. (2004). Rights above and below the surface; Easements: Some US cases. Australian Law Journal, 78, 431-433.
  • Butt, P. (2004). Termination of contracts for breach of time stipulations: editorial introduction. Australian Law Journal, 78, 632.
  • Butt, P. (2003). "Proposals" affecting land; Obligation to repair common roof; Torrens easement not capable of abandonment; Landlord's liability in negligence. Australian Law Journal, 77, 787-791.
  • Butt, P. (2003). Assignment of lease and related issues; "Floor area" of retail premises; Ineffective notice of rescission effective as notice to complete. Australian Law Journal, 77, 481-484.
  • Butt, P. (2003). Conveyancing and property (Damages for incorrect answers to requisitions; Waiving benefit of condition; How many houses can you build?). Australian Law Journal, 77, 637-640.
  • Butt, P. (2003). Indefeasibility overridden - significantly; "Put options" - enforceability by assignee; Exercising option to renew lease; Covenant for quiet enjoyment - again. Australian Law Journal, 77, 88-91.
  • Butt, P. (2003). Moving the Statute of Friends to the digital age (edited); Indefeasibility: a contributor's response. Australian Law Journal, 77, 416-420.
  • Butt, P. (2003). No implied term requiring landlord to repair; Mortgagee's sale - convenient summary of principle; Extensions of caveat. Australian Law Journal, 77, 12-15.
  • Butt, P. (2003). Plain language in conveyancing and property documents. Australian Law Journal, 77, 345-347.
  • Butt, P. (2003). Quiet enjoyment and repairs; Indirect remedy for loss of view; Essential requirements for valid lease; Easements: prescription and unauthorised use. Australian Law Journal, 77, 721-723.
  • Butt, P. (2003). Reasonableness of a landlord's refusal to consent to a tenant's proposed dealing with a lease interest (edited); Using easements to access additional properties. Australian Law Journal, 77, 155-159.
  • Butt, P. (2003). Repairs, recoupment, repudiation, relief; Splitting sale proceeds between mortgagees; No damages for withdrawn 'proposal'. Australian Law Journal, 77, 211-214.
  • Butt, P. (2003). Rights in personam and knowing receipt of trust property; No misrepresentation (but deposit returned anyway); No minimum term of retail lease. Australian Law Journal, 77, 280-282.
  • Butt, P. (2003). The right to emblements and alteration by contract; Merger of roles of executor and devisee. Australian Law Journal, 77, 567-570.
  • Butt, P. (2002). Conveyancing and property (Death of contracting party; When is an easement abandoned?; Demolition of building in breach of covenant; Mortgagor entitled to have second mortgage registered; Termination of permissive occupancies; Caveatable interest. Australian Law Journal, 76, 477-481.
  • Butt, P. (2002). Conveyancing and property (Mere equities and equitable interests; Severing illegal part of lease). Australian Law Journal, 76, 535-538.
  • Butt, P. (2002). Conveyancing practice and the law of subdivisions; Purchaser relieved against loss of contract. Australian Law Journal, 76, 346-350.
  • Butt, P. (2002). Disposition with intent to defraud creditors; Unstamped documents and caveatable interests'; Construction of will; 'Floor area' and retail leases. Australian Law Journal, 76, 666-669.
  • Butt, P. (2002). Exercise of option; Indefeasibility and 'knowing receipt of trust property'; Valuer's rent review unassailable. Australian Law Journal, 76, 605-608.
  • Butt, P. (2002). Implied permission defeats claim to prescription; Lease cured of uncertainty; Propriety estoppel and a 'home for life'; Easements: ancillary right to construct a road. Australian Law Journal, 76, 85-87.
  • Butt, P. (2002). Indefeasibility and 'volunteers'; Tenants reimbursed for expenditure on leased premises; Going behind a valuer's determination; Rent review where there is no 'market' for the property - and a leasing drafting point; Another leasing drafting point; Australian land law runs Mongolia. Australian Law Journal, 76, 219-222.
  • Butt, P. (2002). Modern Legal Drafting. Statute Law Review, 23(1), 12-23.
  • Butt, P. (2002). No relief against forfeiture for purchaser; Duty of care of licensed conveyancers; Stairway to nowhere; Covenant benefiting distant land. Australian Law Journal, 76, 283-286.
  • Butt, P. (2002). Recovery of deposit; How far does a mortgagee's security extend? Australian Law Journal, 76, 151-153.
  • Butt, P. (2002). Refund of pre-contract deposit; Accounts between co-owners; Balance of convenience and caveats; Easements: permitted use. Australian Law Journal, 76, 410-413.
  • Butt, P. (2002). The Assumptions behind Plain Legal Language. Hong Kong Law Journal, 32(1), 173-186.
  • Butt, P. (2002). When is a landlord acting unreasonably in refusing consent?; Banks, wives, and undue influence; Implied term not to vary interest rate 'unreasonably'. Australian Law Journal, 76, 7-11.
  • Butt, P. (2001). Co-owners' rights to title deeds; Severance of joint tenancy; Agreement not to sever joint tenancy; Effect of failure to appoint valuer 'promptly'. Australian Law Journal, 75, 6-8.
  • Butt, P. (2001). Conveyancing and Property. Australian Law Journal, Various(Various), Various-Various.
  • Butt, P. (2001). Deed binding despite invalid attestation; Duty to weatherproof neighbour's wall. Australian Law Journal, 75, 530-531.
  • Butt, P. (2001). Encroaching buildings. Australian Law Journal, 75, 283-285.
  • Butt, P. (2001). Encroachment of buildings and contracts for sale; Caveatable interests 1: Options and unregistered strata plans; Caveatable interests 2: Family Law Act proceedings; Essential time for paying part-deposit. Australian Law Journal, 75, 591-593.
  • Butt, P. (2001). Extinguishment of native title by freehold grant; Relief against forfeiture of deposit; Notices to complete. Australian Law Journal, 75, 461-463.
  • Butt, P. (2001). Landlord's duty of care to tenant; Boats and fixtures; Auction sale without reserve; Landlord's refusal to consent to assignment. Australian Law Journal, 75, 74-76.
  • Butt, P. (2001). Legalese v Plain language. Amicus Curiae, 35, 28-32.
  • Butt, P. (2001). Mortgages (1): euitable appendicitis; Mortgages (2): equitable interest; Strata title: tenant's objections and rules of meetings; Adverse possession: stopping time running. Australian Law Journal, 75, 724-727.
  • Butt, P. (2001). Reforming the language of the law. Inner Temple Yearbook, 2001, 101-106.
  • Butt, P. (2001). Representative action by strata body corporate; Extinguishment of easement by prescription; Short notes of cases. Australian Law Journal, 75, 217-220.
  • Butt, P. (2001). Selling fixtures separately from land; Mortgages and the paper register; Easements; Permitted use and indefeasibility. Australian Law Journal, 75, 405-408.
  • Butt, P. (2001). Statutory extension of retails leases; Repairing convenants in lease - watch your language!; Registration ane tenant's liability under assignment of lease. Australian Law Journal, 75, 340-343.
  • Butt, P. (2001). Surrendered lease not enforceable against mortgagee; Caveat against by-law; Negligence, defects in title and the statute of limitations; Duty of receiver when exercising power of sale; key-money. Australian Law Journal, 75, 151-154.
  • Butt, P. (2001). Tenant's obligations when holding-over; Who can use a right of way? Prescriptive right to park cars. Australian Law Journal, 75, 657-659.
  • Butt, P. (2000). Can a joint tenant assign another joint tenant? When is a lease surrendered? Effect of surrender on sub-lease; Absurd rent review. Australian Law Journal, 74, 496-499.
  • Butt, P. (2000). Continuing obligation to use best endeavours; Misinterpretation not excused by contractual provision; Equitable priorities; Covenant for quiet enjoyment and tenants' noise - the final word? Australian Law Journal, 74, 351-355.
  • Butt, P. (2000). False attestations and fraud. Australian Law Journal, 74, 420-421.
  • Butt, P. (2000). Natural rights and land. Australian Law Journal, 74, 571-573.
  • Butt, P. (2000). Notice to complete; Misleading or deceptive conduct on sale of leased premises; Recission for aircraft noise. Australian Law Journal, 74, 12-16.
  • Butt, P. (2000). Rectification thwarted by indefeasibility; Rectification not thwarted by contractual provision; Easements by prescription. Australian Law Journal, 74, 280-283.
  • Butt, P. (2000). Restrictive covenants and the Torrens system; Tenants' keep open obligation; Possessory title. Australian Law Journal, 74, 731-734.
  • Butt, P. (2000). Rising damp and repairing covenants; Enforcing restrictive covenants; Positive covenants running with land. Australian Law Journal, 74, 799-802.
  • Butt, P. (2000). Selling land separately from fixtures. Australian Law Journal, 74, 130-131.
  • Butt, P. (2000). Severance of joint tenancy; Co-ownership of shares in company title home unit; Easement for recreational purposes. Australian Law Journal, 74, 648-649.

Conferences

  • Butt, P. (2002). The Assumptions behind Plain Legal Language. At the Heart of Communication: 4th Biennial conference (2002), Toronto, Canada: Plain Language Association InterNational (PLAIN).

2011

  • Butt, P., Hamer, D. (2011). LexisNexis Concise Australian Legal Dictionary (4th edition). Australia: LexisNexis Butterworths.

2010

  • Butt, P. (2010). Can a Mortgagee Sell a Mortgagor's Home? Silence is Dangerous; A Leases Smorgasborg. Australian Law Journal, 84, 359-362.
  • Butt, P. (2010). Caveats and Rights of Prior Mortgages. Australian Law Journal, 84, 77-78.
  • Butt, P. (2010). How Far Down Do You Own? The Final Word. Australian Law Journal, 84, 746-747.
  • Butt, P. (2010). Indefeasibility and All Advanced Mortgages: Are they a thing of the past? Part 2 - The Recent Cases: Some thoughts on mortgages and the covenants to pay. In Gregory Burton SC, Prudence Weaver, Gerard Breen, Alan Tyree (Eds.), Law Relating to Banker and Customer in Australia, (pp. 10501-10506). Australia: Lawbook Co.
  • Butt, P. (2010). Land Law 6th edition. Sydney: Thomson Lawbook Co. (Thompson Reuters).
  • Butt, P. (2010). Partition Preferred to Sale; Rights Under Easement; Sale of Fixtures; Unsevered From the Land on Which They Stand; The Arcane Law of Deeds. Australian Law Journal, 84, 292-295.
  • Butt, P. (2010). Release 50. In P Butt (Eds.), Woodman & Nettle, the Torrens System in New South Wales. North Ryde, N.S.W.: LBC Information Services.
  • Butt, P. (2010). Termination of Lease for Breach of Essential Term: Did Homer Nod? No Caveatable Interest in Proceeds of Sale of Land; But Caveatable Interest in Signed Caveat Form; No Estoppel in Face of Statute; Prescriptive Easements; Indefeasibility Neutralises Right to Rectification; Miscellaneous Cases on Easements. Australian Law Journal, 84, 596-601.
  • Butt, P. (2010). Virtual Assignments: How Far Down Do You Own? Rights to Underground Water. Australian Law Journal, 84, 213-216.
  • Butt, P. (2010). What Is 'Parting with Possession'? What is a Valid Requisition on Title? Status of 'Holding Deposit'; Ouster of Co-Owner: a Sequel. Australian Law Journal, 84, 12-15.
  • Butt, P. (2010). What is a Deed? Australian Law Journal, 84, 810-811.
  • Butt, P. (2010). Wrong Answers to Requisitions Give Right to Rescind; What is a 'Residential Tenancy'? Better Equity or Worse Equity? Australian Law Journal, 84, 672-675.

2009

  • Butt, P. (2009). Adverse Possession: No Confirmation by 'Without Prejudice' Offer to Purchase; Unreasonable to Require Security Beyond Duration of Assignee's Interest. Australian Law Journal, 83(7), 439-440.
  • Butt, P. (2009). Beware What You Undertake; What is a Claim? When is a Date Specified? Ouster of Co-Owner. Australian Law Journal, 83(11), 719-721.
  • Butt, P. (2009). Breach of Covenant Against Alterations; Tabcorp v Bowen in the High Court; No Obligation to Re-instate at Landlord's Whim; Landlord Stopped from Emforcing Breach; Landlord's Right of Inspection not Authorising Environmental Audit. Australian Law Journal, 83(6), 365-368.
  • Butt, P. (2009). Enforcement of Lease Guarantees by Purchasers from landlord; Market Rental vs Market Rental value: Same or Different?; Attempted Unilateral Severance of Joint Tenancy Proves Ineffective; Possessory Title of Torrens Title Land; Adverse Possession and Mortgagors. Australian Law Journal, 83(4), 220-223.
  • Butt, P. (2009). Estate Agents and the Law. Australian Law Journal, 83(9), 581-582.
  • Butt, P. (2009). Mechanics for Termination of Lease; No Obligation to Trade for Premises; Accumulating Lease Terms: Or Does 5X5=25?; Sir Robert Torrens: RIP. Australian Law Journal, 83(2), 77-80.
  • Butt, P. (2009). Recovery of Instalment of Deposit: a Penalty?; Insistence on Right to Inspect Premises Held to be Repudiation. Australian Law Journal, 83(8), 512-515.
  • Butt, P. (2009). Release 46. In P Butt (Eds.), Woodman & Nettle, the Torrens System in New South Wales. North Ryde, N.S.W.: LBC Information Services.
  • Butt, P. (2009). Release 48. In P Butt (Eds.), Woodman & Nettle, the Torrens System in New South Wales. North Ryde, N.S.W.: LBC Information Services.
  • Butt, P. (2009). Sale by Unregistered Mortgagee; Sale by (Second) Unregistered Mortgagee; When is an 'Exception' a 'Reservation'?; The Dangers in Time Provisions (1): Don't be Early; The Dangers in Time Provisions (2): Don't be Late; The Conveyancing Game. Australian Law Journal, 83(3), 148-153.
  • Butt, P. (2009). Unencumbered Fee Simple. Australian Law Journal, 83(1), 15-16.
  • Butt, P. (2009). Unreasonably Witholding Consent to Assignment of Lease. Australian Law Journal, 83(12), 796-797.

2008

  • Butt, P. (2008). Easements, extinguishment; Easements of necessity; Easement to park a vehicle permanently; Easement to store boat on strata lot. Australian Law Journal, 82(3), 154-158.
  • Butt, P. (2008). Editorial postscript. Australian Law Journal, 82(7), 438-439.
  • Butt, P. (2008). Fraud by Bank's agent infects registered mortgage; Fraud in proceeding to registration; When is a licence an interest in land?; Damages for Breach of covenant against altering premises without landlord's consent. Australian Law Journal, 82(8), 511-515.
  • Butt, P. (2008). Interference with easement: injunction or damages? Servient owner compelled to consent to development on dominant land; Fences, gates and parking; Can a registered Torrens easement be abandoned? Australian Law Journal, 82(4), 232-235.
  • Butt, P. (2008). Is a house a fixture?; Adding properties to an easement; Moot point: corporations and life estates. Australian Law Journal, 82(1), 12-15.
  • Butt, P. (2008). Release 42. In P Butt (Eds.), Woodman & Nettle, the Torrens System in New South Wales. North Ryde, N.S.W.: LBC Information Services.
  • Butt, P. (2008). Release 43. In P Butt (Eds.), Woodman & Nettle, the Torrens System in New South Wales. North Ryde, N.S.W.: LBC Information Services.
  • Butt, P. (2008). Son of Shevill. Australian Law Journal, 82(6), 363-364.
  • Butt, P. (2008). Transfer of mortgage does not transfer rights to sue under collateral agreements; What is a land "use"? Severance of joint tenancies; Application of funds not authorised by power of attorney. Australian Law Journal, 82(2), 75-78.
  • Butt, P. (2008). What is a "use" of land? Running of covenants: a drafting reminder. Australian Law Journal, 82(9), 595-596.
  • Butt, P. (2008). When is a right of pre-emption abandoned? Priority for option to purchase in registered lease; Purchaser entitled to terminate for vendor's failure to complete building in "proper and workmanlike manner"; A short note on court-imposed easements. Australian Law Journal, 82(5), 300-303.

2007

  • Butt, P. (2007). Conveyancing and Property ("Knowing receipt of trust property" as an exception to undefeasibility ; The limits of indefeasibility: Mortgage not securing obligations under forged loan document). Australian Law Journal, 81(9), 713-715.
  • Butt, P. (2007). Conveyancing and Property (Deposit Returned after Disputed Rescission). Australian Law Journal, 81(4), 227-228.
  • Butt, P. (2007). Conveyancing and Property (Easement to park in garage ; Adding properties to an easement ; Indefeasibility for what?). Australian Law Journal, 81(12), 914-917.
  • Butt, P. (2007). Conveyancing and Property (Extension of Time in Notices to Complete). Australian Law Journal, 81(5), 294-296.
  • Butt, P. (2007). Conveyancing and Property (Landlord unable to claim "further rent" payable under the lease ; Successive leases for 5-year terms ; Damages for breach of covenant against altering premises without Landlord's consent ; The vulnerability of unregistered Torrens title leases). Australian Law Journal, 81(10), 783-786.
  • Butt, P. (2007). Conveyancing and Property (Landlord's withholding consent to improvements ; The metaphysics of severance ; When are co-purchasers in breach?). Australian Law Journal.
  • Butt, P. (2007). Conveyancing and Property (No extension of caveat where no money secured by charge ; Compliance with formal requirements). Australian Law Journal, 81(3), 152-154.
  • Butt, P. (2007). Conveyancing and Property (Of Black Holes and Unit Trusts). Australian Law Journal, 81(4), 441-442.
  • Butt, P. (2007). Conveyancing and Property (Transfer of Mortgage does not Necessarily Transfer Obligations Under Loan Agreement). Australian Law Journal, 81(4), 228-229.
  • Butt, P. (2007). Conveyancing and Property (Trees and Nuisance in NSW). Australian Law Journal, 81(5), 291-294.
  • Butt, P. (2007). Conveyancing and Property (Uncertainty in Rent Review Notices: Follow Up). Australian Law Journal, 81(4), 229-231.
  • Butt, P. (2007). Conveyancing and Property (Whose use? ; Strata title by-laws ; "Unsigned" email not sufficient for Statute of Frauds ; The importance of punctuation ; Every word counts - unless it is mere puff). Australian Law Journal, 81(1), 11-14.
  • Butt, P. (2007). Conveyancing and Property (Writs in the High court: Black v Garnock ; If you play with fire). Australian Law Journal, 81(11), 851-854.
  • Butt, P. (2007). Release 38. In P Butt (Eds.), Woodman & Nettle, the Torrens System in New South Wales. North Ryde, N.S.W.: LBC Information Services.
  • Butt, P. (2007). Release 41. In P Butt (Eds.), Woodman & Nettle, the Torrens System in New South Wales. North Ryde, N.S.W.: LBC Information Services.

2006

  • Butt, P. (2006). Conveyancing and property ("Split deposits" and penalties; No right to rescind for "miscalculation" of area; Caveats: balance of convenience; Caveats: undertaking as to damages; Rights to underground water.). Australian Law Journal, 80(6), 347-350.
  • Butt, P. (2006). Conveyancing and property (Beware the conveyancing clerk; Thrust and parry; Rent review: "subjective" or "objective" valuation?). Australian Law Journal, 80(11), 715-718.
  • Butt, P. (2006). Conveyancing and property (Deeds poll and covenants enforceable at the suit of a non-party; Writs of execution; No set-off against purchaser of reversion.). Australian Law Journal, 80(10), 639-642.
  • Butt, P. (2006). Conveyancing and Property (Demolition of building erected in breach of covenant; Freeing up the approach to modifying or extinguishing covenants; Rights of pre-emption as covenants?). Australian Law Journal, 80(1), 12-14.
  • Butt, P. (2006). Conveyancing and property (Injunction to restrain threatened severance of joint tenancy; "I'll have to obtain instructions"; Compulsory easements; Adverse possession.). Australian Law Journal, 80(9), 557-560.
  • Butt, P. (2006). Conveyancing and property (Landlord's liability for defective premises; High Court appeal updates; Chandelier not a fixture; "Failing agreement" on revised rent; Damages for breach of "keep open" obligation; No remedy for trifling encroachments.). Australian Law Journal, 80(5), 284-287.
  • Butt, P. (2006). Conveyancing and property (Landlord's liability for defective premises; Vendor as trustee; Licence not effectively coupled with a grant; "Dealing" with an interest in property.). Australian Law Journal, 80(2), 87-90.
  • Butt, P. (2006). Conveyancing and property (Split deposit clauses; When is a breach "material"?; What is the "term" of a periodic lease?). Australian Law Journal, 80(8), 491-494.
  • Butt, P. (2006). Conveyancing and property (There but for the grace .. ; When is a covenant "negative"?). Australian Law Journal, 80(4), 216-218.
  • Butt, P. (2006). Conveyancing and property (Two High Court decisions: Mortgage by deposit of title deeds; The conveyancing game: some hard lessons; Mitigation of damages.). Australian Law Journal, 80(3), 153-156.
  • Butt, P. (2006). Conveyancing and property (Unilateral increase in mortgage interest rate; Uncertainty in rent review notices; Tenants, lodgers and boarders; What is a "retail" lease in Victoria?). Australian Law Journal, 80(7), 420-424.
  • Butt, P. (2006). Land Law (5th edition). Sydney: Thomson Lawbook Co. (Thompson Reuters).
  • Butt, P., Castle, R. (2006). Modern Legal Drafting (2nd edition). New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Butt, P. (2006). Plain Language: Drafting and Property Law. European Journal of Law Reform, 7(1/2), 19-29.
  • Butt, P. (2006). Release 34. In P Butt (Eds.), Woodman & Nettle, the Torrens System in New South Wales. North Ryde, N.S.W.: LBC Information Services.
  • Butt, P. (2006). Release 36. In P Butt (Eds.), Woodman & Nettle, the Torrens System in New South Wales. North Ryde, N.S.W.: LBC Information Services.

2005

  • Butt, P. (2005). Conveyancing and property (Waiver of benefit of condition; Waiver, election and non-promisory conditions; Caveats "without reasonable cause"). Australian Law Journal, 79, 18-21.
  • Butt, P. (2005). Death of a party before registration; Photographic wills. Australian Law Journal, 79, 540-542.
  • Butt, P. (2005). Deeds - retrospective effect; Indentifying the "date of this deed"; Time not of the essence for purchase under testamentary option; It's too late to change your mind. Australian Law Journal, 79, 411-412.
  • Butt, P. (2005). Does a "break" clause pass on assignment of the lease?; Abandonmentof easement; Hillpalm issues. Australian Law Journal, 79, 331-333.
  • Butt, P. (2005). Hillpalm again?; Can I stay, or must I go?; Caveat "without reasonable cause"; No caveatable interest in easement. Australian Law Journal, 79, 747-750.
  • Butt, P. (2005). Inconsistent provisions; Conveyancing worknot routine; "Highest bid" at auction inoperative; Co-owners not dummies. Australian Law Journal, 79, 475-478.
  • Butt, P. (2005). Indefeasibility and council consent conditions; Leases, licences and the modern "contractual tenancy". Australian Law Journal, 79, 143-146.
  • Butt, P. (2005). Is there a binding contract?; Leases: some miscellaneous issues (currender; repudiation; tenant's fixtures). Australian Law Journal, 79, 205-208.
  • Butt, P. (2005). Modification of covenant also modifies easement; No ancillary right where grant of easement "covers the field"; Easements by prescription - an update. Australian Law Journal, 79, 604-606.
  • Butt, P. (2005). Plain Language in Property Law. LawAsia Journal, 2005, 27-38.
  • Butt, P. (2005). Release 29. In P Butt (Eds.), Woodman & Nettle, the Torrens System in New South Wales. North Ryde, N.S.W.: LBC Information Services.
  • Butt, P. (2005). Release 31. In P Butt (Eds.), Woodman & Nettle, the Torrens System in New South Wales. North Ryde, N.S.W.: LBC Information Services.
  • Butt, P. (2005). Some recent decisions on easements: Does a right to "pass and repass" give the right to reverses and turn?; Permissable use under implied and prescriptive easements; Abandonment of easement; Easement of necessity - when is land "landlocked"? Australian Law Journal, 79, 666-669.
  • Butt, P. (2005). Sublease restrictions avoided by "reverse premium"; What the council giveth, the council taketh away; Acting for both parties; Draconian legislation governing instalment contracts. Australian Law Journal, 79, 272-275.
  • Butt, P. (2005). Unauthorised alteration not "fraud"; Delivery of deeds; Access for valuation purposes. Australian Law Journal, 79, 77-80.

2004

  • Butt, P. (2004). Adverse possession. Australian Law Journal, 78, 775-777.
  • Butt, P. (2004). Easements by prescription and 'illegal use'; Easements by prescription in the Torrens system; Prescriptive easements - extent of permissible use. Australian Law Journal, 78, 700-703.
  • Butt, P. (2004). Enforcement of put options; Who moved the stones?; Damages for nasty neighbours. Australian Law Journal, 78, 86-89.
  • Butt, P. (2004). Enforcing set-off rights against landlord's successor; Tenant's liability continues after assignment; Forcing rent review; Two cases on vendor and purchaser. Australian Law Journal, 78, 307-310.
  • Butt, P. (2004). More on mortgages' sales; Clogs on the equity of redemption: 'This vestigial rule'; Intricacies of the Landlord and Tenant Relationship: 'Privity of Contract and Privity of Estate. Australian Law Journal, 78, 366-368.
  • Butt, P. (2004). Notices to complete: 'ready, willing and able'; What is a defect in title?; Use 'as a right'. Australian Law Journal, 78, 462-466.
  • Butt, P., Aitken, J. (2004). Piesse - The Elements of Drafting (10th edition). Sydney: Lawbook Co.
  • Butt, P. (2004). Planning principles V private rights: Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (NSW), s28: editorial introduction. Australian Law Journal, 78, 560.
  • Butt, P. (2004). Purchaser's claim to possessory title thwarted; Nature of rights of pre-emption; Vendor's obligation to 'proceed with all due expedition'; Severance of joint tenancy. Australian Law Journal, 78, 230-234.
  • Butt, P. (2004). Relief against forfeiture of purchaser's interest in land. Australian Law Journal, 78, 18-20.
  • Butt, P. (2004). Rights above and below the surface; Easements: Some US cases. Australian Law Journal, 78, 431-433.
  • Butt, P. (2004). Termination of contracts for breach of time stipulations: editorial introduction. Australian Law Journal, 78, 632.

2003

  • Butt, P. (2003). "Proposals" affecting land; Obligation to repair common roof; Torrens easement not capable of abandonment; Landlord's liability in negligence. Australian Law Journal, 77, 787-791.
  • Butt, P. (2003). Assignment of lease and related issues; "Floor area" of retail premises; Ineffective notice of rescission effective as notice to complete. Australian Law Journal, 77, 481-484.
  • Butt, P. (2003). Conveyancing and property (Damages for incorrect answers to requisitions; Waiving benefit of condition; How many houses can you build?). Australian Law Journal, 77, 637-640.
  • Butt, P. (2003). Indefeasibility overridden - significantly; "Put options" - enforceability by assignee; Exercising option to renew lease; Covenant for quiet enjoyment - again. Australian Law Journal, 77, 88-91.
  • Butt, P. (2003). Moving the Statute of Friends to the digital age (edited); Indefeasibility: a contributor's response. Australian Law Journal, 77, 416-420.
  • Butt, P. (2003). No implied term requiring landlord to repair; Mortgagee's sale - convenient summary of principle; Extensions of caveat. Australian Law Journal, 77, 12-15.
  • Butt, P. (2003). Plain language in conveyancing and property documents. Australian Law Journal, 77, 345-347.
  • Butt, P. (2003). Quiet enjoyment and repairs; Indirect remedy for loss of view; Essential requirements for valid lease; Easements: prescription and unauthorised use. Australian Law Journal, 77, 721-723.
  • Butt, P. (2003). Reasonableness of a landlord's refusal to consent to a tenant's proposed dealing with a lease interest (edited); Using easements to access additional properties. Australian Law Journal, 77, 155-159.
  • Butt, P. (2003). Repairs, recoupment, repudiation, relief; Splitting sale proceeds between mortgagees; No damages for withdrawn 'proposal'. Australian Law Journal, 77, 211-214.
  • Butt, P. (2003). Rights in personam and knowing receipt of trust property; No misrepresentation (but deposit returned anyway); No minimum term of retail lease. Australian Law Journal, 77, 280-282.
  • Butt, P. (2003). The right to emblements and alteration by contract; Merger of roles of executor and devisee. Australian Law Journal, 77, 567-570.

2002

  • Butt, P. (2002). Conveyancing and property (Death of contracting party; When is an easement abandoned?; Demolition of building in breach of covenant; Mortgagor entitled to have second mortgage registered; Termination of permissive occupancies; Caveatable interest. Australian Law Journal, 76, 477-481.
  • Butt, P. (2002). Conveyancing and property (Mere equities and equitable interests; Severing illegal part of lease). Australian Law Journal, 76, 535-538.
  • Butt, P. (2002). Conveyancing practice and the law of subdivisions; Purchaser relieved against loss of contract. Australian Law Journal, 76, 346-350.
  • Butt, P. (2002). Disposition with intent to defraud creditors; Unstamped documents and caveatable interests'; Construction of will; 'Floor area' and retail leases. Australian Law Journal, 76, 666-669.
  • Butt, P. (2002). Exercise of option; Indefeasibility and 'knowing receipt of trust property'; Valuer's rent review unassailable. Australian Law Journal, 76, 605-608.
  • Butt, P. (2002). Implied permission defeats claim to prescription; Lease cured of uncertainty; Propriety estoppel and a 'home for life'; Easements: ancillary right to construct a road. Australian Law Journal, 76, 85-87.
  • Butt, P. (2002). Indefeasibility and 'volunteers'; Tenants reimbursed for expenditure on leased premises; Going behind a valuer's determination; Rent review where there is no 'market' for the property - and a leasing drafting point; Another leasing drafting point; Australian land law runs Mongolia. Australian Law Journal, 76, 219-222.
  • Butt, P. (2002). Modern Legal Drafting. Statute Law Review, 23(1), 12-23.
  • Butt, P. (2002). No relief against forfeiture for purchaser; Duty of care of licensed conveyancers; Stairway to nowhere; Covenant benefiting distant land. Australian Law Journal, 76, 283-286.
  • Butt, P. (2002). Recovery of deposit; How far does a mortgagee's security extend? Australian Law Journal, 76, 151-153.
  • Butt, P. (2002). Refund of pre-contract deposit; Accounts between co-owners; Balance of convenience and caveats; Easements: permitted use. Australian Law Journal, 76, 410-413.
  • Butt, P. (2002). The Assumptions behind Plain Legal Language. Hong Kong Law Journal, 32(1), 173-186.
  • Butt, P. (2002). The Assumptions behind Plain Legal Language. At the Heart of Communication: 4th Biennial conference (2002), Toronto, Canada: Plain Language Association InterNational (PLAIN).
  • Butt, P. (2002). When is a landlord acting unreasonably in refusing consent?; Banks, wives, and undue influence; Implied term not to vary interest rate 'unreasonably'. Australian Law Journal, 76, 7-11.

2001

  • Butt, P. (2001). Co-owners' rights to title deeds; Severance of joint tenancy; Agreement not to sever joint tenancy; Effect of failure to appoint valuer 'promptly'. Australian Law Journal, 75, 6-8.
  • Butt, P. (2001). Conveyancing and Property. Australian Law Journal, Various(Various), Various-Various.
  • Butt, P. (2001). Deed binding despite invalid attestation; Duty to weatherproof neighbour's wall. Australian Law Journal, 75, 530-531.
  • Butt, P. (2001). Encroaching buildings. Australian Law Journal, 75, 283-285.
  • Butt, P. (2001). Encroachment of buildings and contracts for sale; Caveatable interests 1: Options and unregistered strata plans; Caveatable interests 2: Family Law Act proceedings; Essential time for paying part-deposit. Australian Law Journal, 75, 591-593.
  • Butt, P. (2001). Extinguishment of native title by freehold grant; Relief against forfeiture of deposit; Notices to complete. Australian Law Journal, 75, 461-463.
  • Butt, P. (2001). Land Law (4th edition). Australia: Thomson Legal and Regulatory Ltd.
  • Butt, P. (2001). Landlord's duty of care to tenant; Boats and fixtures; Auction sale without reserve; Landlord's refusal to consent to assignment. Australian Law Journal, 75, 74-76.
  • Butt, P. (2001). Legalese v Plain language. Amicus Curiae, 35, 28-32.
  • Butt, P. (2001). Mabo, Wik and Native Title. Australia: Federation Press.
  • Butt, P., Castle, R. (2001). Modern Legal Drafting: A guide to using clearer language. Cambrige, UK: Cambridge University Press.
  • Butt, P. (2001). Mortgages (1): euitable appendicitis; Mortgages (2): equitable interest; Strata title: tenant's objections and rules of meetings; Adverse possession: stopping time running. Australian Law Journal, 75, 724-727.
  • Butt, P. (2001). Reforming the language of the law. Inner Temple Yearbook, 2001, 101-106.
  • Butt, P. (2001). Representative action by strata body corporate; Extinguishment of easement by prescription; Short notes of cases. Australian Law Journal, 75, 217-220.
  • Butt, P. (2001). Selling fixtures separately from land; Mortgages and the paper register; Easements; Permitted use and indefeasibility. Australian Law Journal, 75, 405-408.
  • Butt, P. (2001). Statutory extension of retails leases; Repairing convenants in lease - watch your language!; Registration ane tenant's liability under assignment of lease. Australian Law Journal, 75, 340-343.
  • Butt, P. (2001). Surrendered lease not enforceable against mortgagee; Caveat against by-law; Negligence, defects in title and the statute of limitations; Duty of receiver when exercising power of sale; key-money. Australian Law Journal, 75, 151-154.
  • Butt, P. (2001). Tenant's obligations when holding-over; Who can use a right of way? Prescriptive right to park cars. Australian Law Journal, 75, 657-659.
  • Butt, P. (2001). Woodman & Nettle, the Torrens System in New South Wales. North Ryde, N.S.W.: LBC Information Services.

2000

  • Butt, P. (2000). Can a joint tenant assign another joint tenant? When is a lease surrendered? Effect of surrender on sub-lease; Absurd rent review. Australian Law Journal, 74, 496-499.
  • Butt, P. (2000). Continuing obligation to use best endeavours; Misinterpretation not excused by contractual provision; Equitable priorities; Covenant for quiet enjoyment and tenants' noise - the final word? Australian Law Journal, 74, 351-355.
  • Butt, P. (2000). False attestations and fraud. Australian Law Journal, 74, 420-421.
  • Butt, P. (2000). Natural rights and land. Australian Law Journal, 74, 571-573.
  • Butt, P. (2000). Notice to complete; Misleading or deceptive conduct on sale of leased premises; Recission for aircraft noise. Australian Law Journal, 74, 12-16.
  • Butt, P. (2000). Rectification thwarted by indefeasibility; Rectification not thwarted by contractual provision; Easements by prescription. Australian Law Journal, 74, 280-283.
  • Butt, P. (2000). Restrictive covenants and the Torrens system; Tenants' keep open obligation; Possessory title. Australian Law Journal, 74, 731-734.
  • Butt, P. (2000). Rising damp and repairing covenants; Enforcing restrictive covenants; Positive covenants running with land. Australian Law Journal, 74, 799-802.
  • Butt, P. (2000). Selling land separately from fixtures. Australian Law Journal, 74, 130-131.
  • Butt, P. (2000). Severance of joint tenancy; Co-ownership of shares in company title home unit; Easement for recreational purposes. Australian Law Journal, 74, 648-649.

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