Disputes Between Co-owners

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Tabled in parliament

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The laws applying to those who own property together (co-owners) affect many people, yet the complexity of the law makes it difficult and expensive to resolve disputes or to end their co-ownership.

On 27 April 2001, the newly-formed Victorian Law Reform Commission, receiving its first reference from the Attorney-General, was asked to make recomendations for simplifying and clarifying the law for property co-owners, making the sale and division of co-owned land easier, minimising disputes, and clarifying the mechanisms for resolving disputes.

The final report, tabled in Parliament on 24 April 2002, included 59 recommendations aimed at making the system cheaper and easier to use.

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Project Stage

  • Terms of reference received
  • Submissions and consultations
  • Submissions closed
  • Final Report
  • Tabled in parliament