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.
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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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||security of tenure, tenants' rights, notice to leave|
|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:||03 Sep 2012 22:24|
|Last Modified:||14 Dec 2012 13:44|
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