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No consumer protection rights exist for buyers who buy structurally defective residential property in Queensland

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Patricia Mackie-Smith
20 St Johns Avenue

Total Signatures - 154

Sponsoring Member: Hon Kate Jones MP

Posting Date: 16/05/2016

Closing Date: 30/06/2016

Tabled Date: 16/08/2016

Responded By: Hon Yvette D'Ath MP on 14/09/2016

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House, sellers of residential property in Queensland have no obligation to disclose structural defects. This allows unscrupulous sellers to sell defective and unsafe houses to unsuspecting buyers with no legal remedy for the buyer. These buyers can suffer serious financial hardship.


Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to adopt, in principle, the well-established and effective ACT Act Civil Law (Sale of Residential Property) Act 2003 in Queensland to ensure that home buyers are better protected in the interest of justice.