Dr Anthony Lynham

STATE MEMBER FOR STAFFORD

Statewide tenants’ advice service reinstated

22 September 2015 –

The Palaszczuk Labor Government is reinstating Queensland’s Statewide Tenants’ Advice and Referral Service through an investment of $26.4 million over the next four years.

Queensland’s tenancy laws directly affect more than half a million Queensland households who rent their homes. That’s why it is important that all renters – public and private – understand their rights and responsibilities under these laws.

The Labor Government believes all Queensland tenants should have access to strong, independent advice and advocacy to help them when they need it.

These types of services are important because they help Queenslanders through disputes with their landlord, which can often be complex and confusing. Queensland became the only state without a government-funded independent tenant advisory service when the former LNP government axed the service. Without access to independent advice, many tenants, particularly the State’s most vulnerable, were left stranded – unable to access information to exercise their rights and understand their responsibilities under Queensland law.