In most cases it will be relatively straightforward to determine whether property is residential or not. However, in certain cases it will not. For example, a property may have been a public house in the past but is now bought as a residence.

Residential property is defined as:

a building that is used or suitable for use as a dwelling, or is in the process of being constructed or adapted for such use; and

land that is or forms part of the garden or grounds for such a building (including any building or structure on such land); or

an interest in or right over land that subsists for the benefit of a building or land as specified above

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