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Rental reforms introduced to Parliament

  • March 28, 2024
  • by Property Australia
Queensland rental reforms have been introduced to Parliament.

The Queensland Government has introduced the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2024 which seeks to bring a range of changes to Queensland’s rental laws.

Key changes included in the bill:

  • Attaching a 12 month rent increase limit to the property as opposed to tenancy
  • Imposing bans on rent bidding
  • Requiring bond claims to be supported by evidence
  • Requiring renters are provided with a minimum 48 entry notice
  • Setting up a prescribed form to be used to apply for a rental home
  • Limiting reletting costs based on how long is left on a fixed term lease
  • Providing renters with a fee-free option to pay rent and choice about how they apply for a rental property.

The bill will also establish a head of power to establish a rental code of conduct, a portable bond scheme and a framework for parties to agree on modifications.

The advocacy team of the Property Council’s Queensland Division is preparing a submission ahead of the 10 April deadline and welcomes member feedback on what the amendments will mean for you.