Property Law Act 1974 - Queensland


Object or Purpose of this legislative Instrument:

To consolidate and reform the law relating to conveyancing, property (both real and personal) and contract (mortgage and leases).

Scope of this legislative Instrument:

The Act covers the following issues relating to real and personal property matters:

  • interest in land
  • ownership of land
  • deeds and covenants
  • contracts
  • sale of land
  • instalment sales of land
  • mortgages
  • leases and tenancies
  • incorporeal hereditaments
  • encroachment
  • mistakes (relating to property boundaries)
  • rights of way
  • equitable interests
  • perpetuities and accumulations
  • voidable dispositions
  • property (de facto relationships).

The following Subordinate Legislation should be examined:

  • Property Law Regulation 1993

Service type

Regulatory Obligation

An obligation defined in law. A business must comply with relevant services.

Additional information

It is recommended that a legal practitioner be consulted regarding the application of this Act.

The provisions of this Act should be read in conjunction with the Land Titles Act 1994.

Appeal process


Compliance Mechanisms and Penalties:

Some breaches of the Act can attract a penalty. The Act provides for various matters in the civil jurisdiction to be determined by the courts.

Review or Appeal Mechanisms:

An appeal may be made against a judgement in accordance with the law and relevant court rules.

Administering agency

Department of Justice and Attorney-General

Strategic Policy, Legal and Executive Services

Strategic Policy

Contact details

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Assistant Director, Strategic Policy

Strategic Policy

Strategic Policy, Legal and Executive Services

Department of Justice and Attorney-General

Mailing address: GPO Box 149
Queensland 4001
Phone: 07 3239 3299
Fax: 07 3239 3046
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