Thursday, 30 August 2012

Farewell Landlord and Tenant Act

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The Landlord and Tenancy Act 1936 will be repealed effective 1 September 2012: see s.236 of the Australian Consumer Law and Fair Trading Act 2012 and the Victorian Government Gazette, No S291,

Moreover from 28 August 2012. Part 4.2 of ACLFT now governs a landlord's rights and obligations concerning uncollected goods left on leased premises.

While Part V of the Landlord and Tenant Act (control of rents and recovery of possession) has not been re-enacted in other legislation,  Part V has been preserved with respect to existing tenancies governed by Part V[1].

[1] Section 236 of the Australian Consumer Law and Fair Trading Act 2012 and items 36.2 and 36.5 in schedule 6 to that Act.

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