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Residential tenancy law and practice in Tasmania

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posted on 2023-05-27, 08:47 authored by Buza, Wanda(Wanda Anne)
One of the major findings of the Australian Government Commission of Inquiry into Poverty (1975) was, that in the area of residential tenancies, the body of landlord tenant law throughout Australia afforded very little protection to the tenant. During the late 1970's a number of Australian states commenced the process of introducing reforms for the purpose of regulating the legal relationship between landlord and tenant. As a result of that program, the last decade has seen all Australian states (except Tasmania) introduce new residential tenancies legislation. The variety of responses has included the introduction of new codes, which set out in statutory form, the rights and duties of the parties during the tenancy agreement, and the establishment (in some States) of new specialist tribunals to hear disputes between parties to a tenancy contract. The purpose of this thesis is to evaluate the practical and legal effect of the current body of landlord tenant law in Tasmania. The thesis considers the Residential Tenancies Acts in other Australian states, and makes a number of recommendations concerning desirable changes to the law in Tasmania.


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Copyright 1990 the Author - The University is continuing to endeavour to trace the copyright owner(s) and in the meantime this item has been reproduced here in good faith. We would be pleased to hear from the copyright owner(s). Thesis (M. Leg. S.)--University of Tasmania, 1992. Includes bibliographical references (v. 1, p. 249-252)

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