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A practical and comprehensive guide to residential tenancy law in each Australian state and territory.

About The Book

This comprehensive and practical guide to residential tenancy law in each Australian state and territory, is written by Margaret Barron. It explains with the use of many examples, the rights, duties and obligations of Australian landlords, property managers and tenants.

This book will be a valuable asset for landlords, tenants, property managers, students of property management and others who are seeking knowledge of residential tenancy law in Australia.

It covers the significant and recent changes to residential tenancy legislation introduced in the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales and Victoria.

Considering how many people rent properties in Australia today and will do in the future, this book is a must read for every property manager, tenant, landlord or property investor.

table of contents

Chapter 1

Legislation & the creation of a residential tenancy agreement

History of residential tenancies law, legislation and dispute resolution bodies in each state and territory, scope and objects of legislation, definitions, key features of legislation, creation of the agreement, elements of contract law, terms inconsistent with RT legislation, endorsed terms ACT, fixed and periodic tenancies, standard terms and conditions, major obligations of landlord and tenants and specific requirements for creation of an agreement per jurisdiction.

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For anyone with an interest in property management – agents, landlords, tenants, investors, trainers, and regulators – this reference guide is “gold”! It is straight-forward, easy-to-read, well-referenced, and indexed – all the “essentials” to understand the laws operating in this sector of the property industry. This is a particularly useful resource in navigating the often murky waters of residential tenancy laws in Australia. In clear, precise language Margaret Barron has managed to unravel the nuances of the various legislations that control residential tenancy in the States and Territories of Australia.

Tony Rowe

(CEO, MRT Training – specialist Registered Training Organisation delivering property compliance training across Australia)

At last, a practical guide to residential tenancy law in Australia. As a licenced real estate agent, I believe education reduces misunderstandings and conflicts, which is a huge part of property management. It so important for a property manager to have a good understanding of the law. Considering how many people rent properties in Australia today and will do in the future, this book is a must read for every property manager, tenant, landlord or property investor.

Malcolm Riley

(Real estate agent, trainer, speaker and former owner of a property management business in Far North Queensland).

This resource will be fabulous for property managers – whether new to the industry, or well-established. A great overview of the intricacies of residential tenancy law, with the benefit of the inclusion of many practical examples. A very worthwhile read.

 Tania Wundenberg (Harcourts).

About the author.

With qualifications in law and education, including a Master of Laws from the Australian National University, Margaret Barron is the author of the very successful Fundamentals of Business Law (McGraw-Hill Book Company) now in its seventh revised edition. She has taught law subjects in the classroom and online in the Australian vocational education and university sectors for over twenty-five years.

Since 2003 Margaret has worked in Rule of Law development programs in South East Asian and the Pacific, including her appointment as Lead Training Adviser for the Pacific Judicial Strengthening Initiative, a Government of New Zealand funding initiative.

Margaret currently holds the position of Manager, Policy and Training with the Australian Institute of Conveyancer (SA Division) Inc.

Margaret Barron

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