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Real estate laws

Each state and territory has similar Acts and Regulations relating to the real estate industry and rental properties. Property managers working in the real estate industry need to know and understand the legislative requirements for managing rental properties. The links and information below will assist with finding information relating to real estate laws.

Understanding Real Estate laws in Australia

The statute law in Australia is made up of laws made by Parliament, federal and state levels. Each statute law comprises of the following components:

  • Act
  • Amendment Acts
  • Regulations or Bills
  • Statutory guidelines.

Laws relating to real estate and property management in Australia consists of legislation concerning:

  • the licencing of real estate agents and sales representatives
  • the sale of property
  • the management of residential properties
  • handling and accounting for trust monies.

Each state and territory has a legislation website where Acts and their subordinate legislation including regulations and guidelines can be searched and located. Follow the links below to access real estate laws for each state and territory:

ACT

NSW

NT

QLD

SA

TAS

VIC

WA

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