Urbana Champaign is known for having some of the highest levels of second-home ownership in Australia.
But there are some ethical and second-homes owners who will argue that the owners are not really second-hatted at all, but rather are just using the property as a pawn shop.
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Read more:Urbana has a large population of second home owners who live in apartments, condos, townhouses and single-family homes.
But what about the owners of the second-floor of their second home?
Do they have any right to use it as a second-party pawnshop?
The legal position on this is complex.
The Legal Council of Australia, which advises on consumer matters, says that in some circumstances, a secondhand store owner can be deemed to be an agent for a second home owner if they are “entitled to use the property for the purpose of providing the owner with a service or to obtain the benefit of an interest in the property”.
“An agent is a person who is authorised by the owner of a property to act on behalf of the owner and in the course of the transaction is responsible for any loss or damage that might result from the act or omission by the agent.”
“The term ‘agent’ has different meanings in different jurisdictions, including in the Australian context.
In general, the term refers to an individual who is employed by, or has access to, a property for purposes of providing goods or services to the owner.
Agents are usually independent contractors, but are not required to be so.
They may also be employed as a member of a company, such as an agency.
In some jurisdictions, such a company may be an agency or an agent, but the agent must be the actual owner of the property.”
But in other jurisdictions, the person is the owner, not the agent.
In other words, the owner owns the property, so agents have no right to the property.
But if the agent is an individual, the law is clear that the owner has no right either to the secondhand stores or to the use of the store.
So a lawyer who represents the second owners would argue that they are the property owner.
But the Law Council of Victoria says the definition of an agent is “clearly flexible” and that it depends on the circumstances of the particular case.
But, if a lawyer is representing a second owners, they are required to state their position in a letter to the Register of Business Owners and Business Improvement Districts.
The law council said the law on second-holds is still a grey area, and is being worked out.