Restitution for Unrequested Improvements to Land
(2023) 139 Law Quarterly Review pp 179 - 184
5 Pages Posted: 13 Mar 2023 Last revised: 23 Mar 2023
Date Written: March 8, 2023
Considers the extent to which unrequested improvements to land may enrich the landowner and may found an appropriate form of restitutionary order, the denial of which may result in unjust enrichment. Discusses the concept of a restitutionary lien. Explains that the outcome in Redland City Council v Kozic  QCA 158 is unsatisfactory.
Keywords: restitution; unjust enrichment; improvements to land; quantum meruit; lien; charge; incontrovertible benefit; incontrovertible enrichment; unrequested improvements; choice of benefit; Redland City Council v Kozic
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