Property 101: Consumer property law review - February 2016

Property 101: Consumer property law review - February 2016
Property 101: Consumer property law review - February 2016

Consumer Affairs Victoria is undertaking a review of the following consumer property legislation:

  • Estate Agents Act 1980
  • Owners Corporations Act 2006
  • Conveyancers Act 2006
  • Sale of Land Act 1962

The review will:

  • identify opportunities to modernise and improve the legislation, taking into account stakeholders’ experiences and industry developments since each Act came into operation
  • examine whether the legislation efficiently and effectively regulates the conduct of licensed practitioners involved in the sale of land, real estate transactions and management of owners corporations
  • recommend changes to improve the way the legislation operates. 

Consultation process

As part of this review, the Minister for Consumer Affairs has approved the release of three issues papers for public consultation. The purpose of these papers is to raise issues for consideration and comment, and draw out evidence and commentary from stakeholders about the nature of the issues and the extent of any problems.

Anyone may make a submission for consideration in response to the issues papers.

Each issues paper includes a series of questions as a guide to writing your submission. We also welcome your suggestions for other issues you believe should be considered in the lead-up to the release of an options paper in mid-2016.

Making a submission

You can make a submission until 11 March 2016:

By mail:
Consumer Property Law Review
Policy and Legislation Branch
Consumer Affairs Victoria
GPO Box 123
Melbourne VIC 3001

By email:

Unless you label your submission as confidential, your submission or its contents will be made publicly available in this and any subsequent review process. Submissions may be subject to Freedom of Information and other laws. Consumer Affairs Victoria reserves the right to not publish information that could be seen to be defamatory or discriminatory.

Please ensure any documents sent via email do not exceed 5 MB in size. Word documents are preferred, for accessibility reasons.

Your submission must include:

  • your name
  • organisation name (if applicable)
  • your email address.

Submissions will be made available on our website after 11 March.

If you have any queries, please email

Victoria Property Law

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