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Property law review final report: Seller Disclosure in Queensland

After conducting public consultation on an issues paper and interim report on seller disclosure, QUT has provided a final report to the Queensland Government setting out 19 recommendations for the reform of the current seller disclosure regime, including the introduction of a statutory seller disclosure regime for sales of freehold land in Queensland. You are invited to provide feedback on QUT’s recommendations about seller disclosure in Queensland.

Seller disclosure laws play a vital role in making the process of buying and selling a property as transparent, cost-effective and free from disputes as possible.

The obligation on a seller to disclose information about the property to a prospective buyer ensures that buyers are properly informed before entering into a contract of sale, and ultimately reduces the number of disputes arising from property transactions.

In Queensland, there is currently no single, unified framework for a seller’s disclosure obligations. The obligations arise from a range of sources—statute, common law and the contract of sale itself—and arise at different times in the conveyancing process.

Download a copy of QUT’s report Final report: Seller disclosure in Queensland

How to make a submission about seller disclosure

Before making any decisions about possible changes to the current laws on seller disclosure, the Queensland Government would like to hear your views about QUT’s recommendations.

You are invited to provide feedback on QUT’s recommendations about seller disclosure in Queensland. Information about how to make a submission are available on the Department of Justice and Attorney-General website. 

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Submit your response now. Closes 10 November 2017, 11.59pm.

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Last updated
 15 September 2017

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