Dr Anthony Lynham

STATE MEMBER FOR STAFFORD

Proposed tenancy laws reforms – have your say

Renting reforms

25 November, 2019

The Palaszczuk Labor Government believes all Queenslanders deserve a safe, secure and sustainable place to call home, regardless of whether you own or rent your home.

Last year we kicked off a review of Queensland’s tenancy laws to ensure the rental needs of Queenslanders are met now and in the future.

With more Queenslanders renting, and renting for longer, it is important that tenancy laws support individuals and families to find a safe, secure, and sustainable place to call home in rental accommodation.

These laws also need to protect the investments of property owners, who provide much needed housing for an increasing number of Queenslanders.

More than 135,000 responses were received during last year’s consultation.

We heard that all Queenslanders want to be treated fairly and with respect, to have a more balanced system, and to feel safe and secure in their home.

That’s why we are proposing a once in a generation reform package to create a more balanced and fairer renting system for all Queenslanders.

Only Queensland Labor will –

  • Introduce minimum housing standards
  • Provide protections to rent with pets
  • Allow for minor modifications
  • Support people experiencing domestic and family violence to end tenancies without penalty
  • End revenge evictions.

These are important reforms that will support vulnerable Queenslanders. For more information please download a copy of the Renting Reform Roadmap document [PDF].

To show your support for these reforms please sign our pledge – www.bit.ly/rentbetter

Or if you would like to have your say on the proposed reforms visit www.qld.gov.au/rentinginqld

Submissions can be made online or by post and must be received by 5pm Saturday, 28 December 2019.