What do the new Queensland renting laws mean for you?

October 14, 2021

New tenancy laws finally passed in Queensland parliament, concluding stage one. In brief, here is what you can expect: Changes include: the reasons tenancies can be ended, the introduction of minimum housing standards  renting with pets; and increased protections for people experiencing domestic and family violence. 1: Reasons tenancies can be ended (commencement date not … Read More

MEDIA RELEASE: Government passes new renting laws.

October 14, 2021

MEDIA RELEASE Today, the Palaszczuk Government passed its new tenancy legislation with some amendments, calling it ‘striking the right balance between renters and property owners’. Advocates from the community sector have welcomed the long overdue rental reform acknowledging some amendments will improve Queensland renters’ rights but expressing concern that protections do not go far enough. … Read More

Our Rally for Renters’ Rights

October 8, 2021

On Thursday 7 August, the Make Renting Fair in Queensland campaign hosted a COVID safe in person rally and an online virtual rally, encouraging all Queenslanders to get on board and raise their voices for renters’ rights. We had guest speakers – Penny Carr, CEO Tenants Queensland and Make Renting Fair Qld Alliance member – … Read More

Nik doesn’t know what he would do without his four legged friends.

September 1, 2021

Queensland renter Nik*, is a tow truck driver and has been living in his Logan rental property for the last five years. Nik’s landlord gave him approval for him to keep his dogs back in 2017, and it was documented on the lease. Nik has two Maltese dogs, Monkey and Willow (pictured) and they have … Read More

Why we need a good reason before tenancies can be ended

August 27, 2021

My husband and I have been in our current rental property on for more than three years and always paid our rent on time.  My husband was diagnosed with a serious illness a couple of months ago.  With so much happening in our lives, we didn’t realise that the end our current lease was coming … Read More