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    The following content is for general purposes only. Legal Aid Queensland does not provide legal advice in this area. For more information, please contact a lawyer.

    We don't give legal advice on any real estate related matters. For advice in this area of law speak to a private lawyer.

    Do I need legal advice?

    You may need legal advice if you:

    • are considering entering a contract to buy or sell real estate
    • have questions about the different ways of owning property
    • have a dispute about land ownership
    • have a dispute about body corporate matters
    • want to lodge a caveat, or a caveat has been lodged against your property
    • have been notified the government intends to resume your land.

    Get legal advice

    The following organisations may be able to give you legal advice.

    Queensland Law Society can refer you to a specialist private lawyer for advice or representation.

    Gold Coast Community Legal Centre can help with disputes with body corporate over responsibilities and levies.

    Who else can help?

    These organisations may also be able help. They don't give legal advice.

    Body Corporate and Community Management Office has information and dispute resolution services for people involved with community titles schemes. The Queensland Government also has information about managing body corporate issues.

    Strata Community Association is the peak industry body for body corporate and community title management (strata management) in Queensland. Strata Community Australia (QLD) will consider complaints about ethical issues relating to their members.

    Office of Fair Trading handles complaints about real estate agents if you haven’t been able to resolve your dispute directly with the agent or with the Real Estate Institute of Queensland.

    Queensland Revenue Office helps with inquiries about transfer duty, the first home owner grant, land tax and stamp duty.

    Real Estate Institute of Queensland is a professional association for the real estate industry and exists to support member real estate agents.

    Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy - Title Registry administers land titles in Queensland and provides information about property, titles and valuations.

    The Queensland Government has information about Government land acquisition and resumption, including the land resumption process and landholder rights if land is resumed.

    Disclaimer: This content is for general purposes only and not legal advice. If you have a legal problem, please contact us or speak to a lawyer. View our full disclaimer.

    Last updated 21 November 2022