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Enabling sustainable property practices by ensuring security of tenure

By Nathalie Wharton and Lucy M. Cradduck


Sustainable property practices will be essential for Australia’s future. The various levels of government offer incentives aimed at encouraging residents to participate in sustainable practices. Many of these programmes however are only accessible by owner occupiers, or landlords and tenants with long term tenancies. Improving security of tenure for tenants, to enable longer term tenancies, would positively impact upon property practices. This article explains what security of tenure is and identifies how a lack of security of tenure adversely impacts property practices. By comparison with Genevan property practices, it concludes by making suggestions as to how security of tenure can be reinforced

Topics: 180000 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES, residential tenancies, security of tenure, property rights, GFC, ACL
Publisher: Pacific Rim Real Estate Society (PRRES)
Year: 2011
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