The Queensland Government are reviewing Queensland’s tenancy laws.
In 2018, the statewide Open Doors to Renting Reform community consultation invited Queenslanders to give their opinions on how to improve renting in Queensland from their past and current experiences.
The public were able to share their opinions about the reforms until 28 December 2019. This consultation is now closed, and the Queensland government are now reviewing the feedback submitted.
Five reforms have been released including ending tenancies fairly, renting with pets, minor modifications, minimum housing standards and domestic and family violence.
Knowing when a tenancy will end benefits both the tenant and the owner.
Tenants can plan their future housing needs and owners are able to plan for new tenants as well as knowing they have income security.
The Queensland Government have released reforms for ending tenancies fairly.
In Queensland, almost 60% of households currently have pets. When looking for a rental property, pet approval is often high up on the list of many tenants.
The Queensland Government are recommending a list of proposed modifications that tenants would not need to seek approval for.
Modifications requiring no approval include:
Modifications with a fast-tracked (7 day) approval process would include:
The Queensland Government is recommending a set of minimum housing standards are introduced.
Some of the standards all rental properties in Queensland would need to address are:
The Queensland Government want to strengthen tenancy laws to protect tenants who are experiencing domestic and family violence.
To view a more in-depth explanation of the reforms, click here.
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