RENTING LAWS NEED TO BE MADE FAIR, SAFE AND CERTAIN!

OVER 1.8 MILLION QUEENSLANDERS ARE RENTERS.

IT’S TIME TO MAKE RENTING FAIR.

Make Renting Fair in Queensland is an alliance made up of over 50 supporter organisations.
The campaign supports progressive reform of our renting laws so that all Queenslanders can make the place they live in their home, whether they rent or own.

OUR ASKS

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LIMIT RENT INCREASES

  • Limit rent increases to one increase annually
  • Disputed rent increases greater than 10% above CPI must be justified by the lessor whenever the increase is during a periodic agreement or in an offer of a new term.
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MAKE BOND RETURNS FAIRER

  • Change the bond return process
  • Tenants’ bonds are returned to them unless proven claims are made by the lessor
  • All applications for bond dispute resolution to the RTA or the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal must be made by the lessor/agent
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MAKING CONTRACT TERMS

  • Allow unfair terms to be struck out of tenancy agreements.
  • Mirror the unfair contract terms (available in consumer law) with disputes heard in QCAT.
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SAFE AND LIVEABLE

  • Allow renters to undertake minor modifications for safety, and to personalise their home, without prior consent.
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RESPECT RENTERS’ PRIVACY

  • Increasing all 24 hour notice periods for entry to 48 hours
  • Protect renters from unreasonable intrusion and collection of their per information through third party apps both prior to and during the tenancy
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ENSURE RENTERS ARE TREATED FAIRLY

  • Introduce a code of conduct for lessors and agents

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