Your help is needed to extend the moratorium on evictions

September 2, 2020

Use this link to email the Housing Minister and ask for the moratorium on evictions to be extended. The moratorium on evictions is due to end September 29, putting many Queenslander renters at risk of homelessness. At the same time, both the JobKeeper and JobSeeker payments will reduce. Predictions are that another 740,000 Australians will … Read More

Why it’s important to end without ground evictions

March 13, 2020

At Make Renting Fair, the biggest issue we’re trying to change is getting rid of unfair evictions. These are used to target renters who have done nothing wrong and are one of the reasons renters often need to move house. We believe a home should be safe and stable and fixing this law will mean renters … Read More

The Animal Welfare League QLD joins Make Renting Fair

February 26, 2020

  The Animal Welfare League Queensland (AWLQ) has joined forces with Make Renting Fair QLD, and formally asked the Hon Mick de Brenni to amend Queensland’s tenancy laws. “Many people rely on their pets for companionship. It should be unlawful to discriminate against someone because they have a pet as part of their family,” says the … Read More

Law reform is needed: ABC’s 7:30 agrees

February 14, 2020

This week, ABC’s 7:30 ran a four-part feature on housing issues within Australia. The team at Make Renting Fair QLD was particularly interested in the series, as was the Tenants Queensland CEO, Penny Carr: ‘These are the stories we hear about daily on our advice service,” says Penny. “We’ve been raising the need for changes … Read More

Cate sees the reforms as a win-win for landlords and tenants

December 20, 2019

“After reading the State government’s proposed reforms, I don’t see any changes that are outside the parameters of basic human respect and dignity,” says Cate, a South-East Queensland resident and landlord with two rental properties. In her opinion, the reforms will provide a better opportunity for the two-way relationship between a tenant and landlord to … Read More

Gov’t proposals & what we think. Take Action!!

November 29, 2019

We think the government proposals are worth supporting. We need your help! You can use our thoughts (below) to fill in Q8 in the government’s online submission Submissions close December 28. Feedback will be used by government to draft a tenancy law reform bill early next year. 1. Ending Tenancies Fairly We strongly support the recommended … Read More

Have your say Renting with Pets

November 27, 2019

Have your say today on PETS. Here’s the link to the government’s online survey.  It takes less than two minutes.  We think the government’s pet proposals will better support renters to keep pets and should be supported. At the same time, they don’t address issues for applicants with pets very well. We also reject the … Read More

The govt’s tenancy law reforms & how we rate them

November 24, 2019
Make Renting Fair in Qld has given the government proposals a quick rating  against our list of asks. Our most important ask of removing without ground evictions is included, it is extremely welcomed and rates highly. There are two additional areas for changes proposed by government, both of which are positive. Some of our asks however [...]