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Housing Law - JURD7513
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Faculty: Faculty of Law
School:  School of Law
Course Outline: See below
Campus: Kensington Campus
Career: Postgraduate
Units of Credit: 6
EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)
Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 2
Enrolment Requirements:
Prerequisite: Academic Program must be either 9200, 9210, 5740 or 9230
Excluded: LAWS8113
Fee Band:   (more info)
Further Information: See Class Timetable


The course falls into two parts. First, it will focus on the detailed legislative framework of residential tenancies law, including the broader policy issues in relation to security of tenure, rent control, termination, procedural informalism. The second part will examine more general policy debates about the provision of adequate housing, such as taxation reform, planning laws, the Commonwealth/State Housing funding arrangements, Aboriginal housing and strategies to address homelessness such as support accommodation programs. Finally, students will be introduced to the relevant international human rights instruments relevant to Australia's housing law.

LLM Specialisation

Human Rights and Social Justice.

Recommended Prior Knowledge

JURD7282 Property and Equity 2.

Course Objectives

To explore the law and policy in relation to housing provision, particularly tenancies.

Main Topics

  • Residential tenancy law
  • Strata schemes
  • Consumer Trader and Tenancy Tribunal practice
  • Rental bonds
  • Human rights
  • Residential parks legislation


Report 10%
Class participation 20%
Research paper 30%
Exam 40%

Course Texts

Anforth and Thawley, Residential Tenancies Law in New South Wales, 2nd ed, Thomson, 2005



Refer to Course Outline provided by lecturer at the beginning of session.

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