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NSW adapts laws to address agricultural land disputes

On Mar 05 2012
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  • NSW


When renting rural property, questions often arise between tenant and landlord regarding use of ...

When renting rural property, questions often arise between tenant and landlord regarding use of land, especially when agricultural pursuits are involved.

With large sections of shared real estate it may be difficult to discern who is entitled to which area and what is considered a fair agreement.

This predicament may have just gotten easier for residents in New South Wales - new legislation addressing these concerns was passed last week.

The Agricultural Tenancies Amendment Bill 2011 amends the Agricultural Tenancies Act 1990 and the Consumer, Trader and Tenancy Tribunal Act 2001 to give jurisdiction to the Consumer, Trader and Tenancy Tribunal (CTTT) to deal with agricultural tenancy disputes.

Fair trading minister Anthony Roberts explained the laws regulate rights and responsibilities in relation to agricultural tenancies and cover activities such as grazing, dairying, pig farming, viticulture, orchards, bee-keeping, growing crops and forestry.

He described the change as an "improved dispute resolution service" that will assist with landowner, tenant and sharefarmer relations.



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