Authority Updates - Victoria - May 2016

Consumer property legislation

Consumer Affairs Victoria is undertaking a review of the following consumer property legislation

  • Estate Agents Act 1980
  • Owners Corporations Act 2006
  • Conveyancers Act 2006
  • Sale of Land Act 1962

The review will:

  • Identify opportunities to modernise and improve the legislation, taking into account stakeholders' experiences and industry developments since each Act came into operation
  • Examine whether the legislation efficiently and effectively regulates the conduct of licensed practitioners
  • Involved in the sale of land, real estate transactions and management of owners corporation
  • Recommend changes to improve the way the legislation operates.

Issued papers;

  1. Conduct and institutional arrangements for estate agents, conveyancers and owners corporation managers - CLOSED for public consultation 
  2. Owners Corporation (general) - CLOSED for public consultation but feedback is now available click here to review 
  3. Sale of land and Business - open for public consultation until 13 May 2016

Anyone may make a submission for consideration in response to the issues papers, they are particularly interested to hear from Real Estate agents, Home owners, Owners Corporation and Conveyancers.

Each issues paper includes a series of questions as a guide to writing your submission. 

You can make a submission by

Mail:
Consumer Property Law Review
Policy and Legislation Branch
Consumer Affairs Victoria
GPO Box 123
Melbourne VIC 3001

Email:
consumerpropertylawreview@justice.vic.gov.au

Your submission must include:

  • your name
  • organisation name (if applicable)
  • your email address 

For more information, click here.

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