Your rental reform ideas: “Tenants deserve a cooling off period…”

September 27, 2019

We asked and you answered! Here’s one of the many rental reform ideas that have been contributed by Queenslanders… A renting reform I’d like to see in Queensland is the introduction of cooling-off periods for tenants when they sign a new lease. When moving into a new house, my partner and I discovered the lights … Read More

International Tenants Day – photo and art competition

September 24, 2019

Tenants Queensland invites all tenants across Queensland to participate in our photo competition, capturing what ‘A sense of home’ means to you. Tell us in a caption “A sense of home is…” You have until October 4 to send your photos and/or artworks – 1 – Email or mail your photo or photo of artwork, … Read More

“I can’t find somewhere to live with my kitten…”

September 20, 2019

“My experience with renting in my current unit while owning a pet has been great. I’ve never had any issues, but soon my lease will be up and I am struggling to find a place that will take my kitten in as well. I believe that all units/houses/apartments should consider permitting pets. I see so … Read More

“My dog is my best mate….” Lauren and Alex’s story

September 3, 2019

Renting with Pets “I got my dog, Rylie, about two-and-a-half years ago,” explains Alex, a Queensland tenant and pet owner. “I was very lucky to live in a house where pet ownership was permitted. After I moved out of that house, I encountered difficulties. Almost every rental  advertisement said, ‘no pets’. It took two months … Read More

Keep people together with their pets

September 3, 2019

Australians have one of the highest rates of pet ownership in the world, with an estimated 62% of households owning a pet. Despite our love of animals, the Residential Tenancies Authority have said that only about 10% of rental properties in Queensland allow pets. This alarming disparity contributes to the rate of pet surrenders, with the … Read More