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A comparison of security of tenure in Queensland and in Western Europe

Wharton, Nathalie & Cradduck, Lucy M. (2011) A comparison of security of tenure in Queensland and in Western Europe. Monash University Law Review, 37(2), pp. 16-46.

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Abstract

Queensland residential tenancies are usually granted for up to 12 months with no guarantee of renewal. On expiration of the term, the landlord, without need to provide an explanation, can require the tenant to leave. Europeans find this unusual. As Hammar observes, to ‘never be sure whether ... you will be allowed to stay for another year ... is ok for a student, or for someone working ... but not for households’. This article informs Queensland policy makers and industry about European practices and concludes by proposing legislative amendments to realise the tenant’s security of tenure.

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ID Code: 53441
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: security of tenure, tenants' rights, notice to leave
ISSN: 0311-3140
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Comparative Law (180106)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Property Law (excl. Intellectual Property Law) (180124)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Monash University
Deposited On: 04 Sep 2012 08:24
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2012 23:44

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