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Land Contracts in Queensland

3rd Edition

© 2011 – Federation Press

600 pages

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Land Contracts in Queensland provides a thorough, user-friendly account of the law relating to buying and selling freehold land in Queensland. The authors analyze the substance of the transaction through the medium of standard contracts, and draw on a comprehensive range of court decisions relating to the area. There are chapters covering the role of the real estate agent, the disclosure regime for sellers and agents, the inclusion of special conditions, and stamp duty and GST implications. A lengthy chapter on the remedies available to parties upon default is also included. Notable amongst changes in the second edition are: New provisions in Property Agents and Motor Dealers' Act 2000 relating to formation of residential contracts both by paper copies and electronic means, and the giving of comparative price data to prospective buyers New provisions in Trade Practices Act 1974 allowing apportionment and contributory claims for misleading or deceptive conduct Incorporation of revised Asbestos Regulations Amendments to Real Estate Agents Codes of Conduct Extensive exposition on significant High Court decisions on time of the essence Incorporation of recent decisions in all chapters


'The seminal volume of this work, published in 1978, was The Standard Land Contract and Conveyancing Thereunder in Queensland by Duncan & Weld. I still have my copy. It is well thumbed tattered really. Should you purchase a copy of Land Contracts in Queensland, it will quickly reach a similar condition. There are now four separate standard contracts for houses and land, residential and commercial lots in a Community Title Scheme, and commercial sales. Needless to say the courts have had occasion to consider the area frequently since 1996. All of these changes and the relevant case law have been addressed. The scholarly and lucid fashion in which the subjects many issues are approached would see few practitioners requiring further research on a frequent basis. The book therefore fulfils its comprehensive purposes, taking the reader from the initial involvement in a conveyance by a real estate agent to the remedies, which are available upon breach of contract, and provides a valuable aid and first port of call for all who practise in the area.' -MJ Eastwood, The Queensland Lawyer, December 2004

Table of Contents

The real estate agent Seller disclosure before contract Formation of contract and deposit Subject matter of sale Time of the essence and completion Special conditions Remedies

Stamp Duty and GST in real estate transactions

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / General