The Commission’s Review of the Property Law Act 1958: Final Report was released by the Attorney-General today.
The report makes 58 recommendations, all of which point to the need for a new Property Law Act that is easier to understand and use.
The current Property Law Act has been amended 65 times. It is difficult to navigate and contains many references to outdated concepts and practices. The Commission has examined each provision of the Act to identify whether it should be repealed, substantially amended, redrafted for clarity, or retained. We concluded that 68 sections and two schedules are ripe for repeal.
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