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 [...]

Lets enforce basic standards of rental properties!

November 6, 2019

Lets give tenants basic standards to help make a house a home and contribute to people’s well-being and housing affordability. We can help make this happen by changing the law to introduce periodic inspections by an independent party and by letting tenants know what, if any, repairs and maintenance have been done on a rental … 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

Make bond returns easier for tenants

July 31, 2019

A rental bond is the tenant’s money held in trust during the tenancy, in case there is any unpaid rent or damages when the tenancy ends. When tenants pay a bond on their rental property it’s usually a significant sum of money. Tenants deserve to get that money back with relative ease when it comes time … Read More

Tenants deserve greater respect of their privacy

July 17, 2019

Have you ever missed checking your mailbox for a single day? As a tenant, this benign act could result in your lessor catching you in a compromising position the next day, or having your home accessed without your knowledge. Neither of those scenarios seems fair. In some circumstances under current Queensland law, a lessor or … Read More

Keep Rent Rises Fair

June 26, 2019

Under current laws, Queensland tenants can experience rate rises every six months. When your most significant living expense has the potential to change twice in one year, tenants can experience extreme stress or be forced to move from their home and community. For the disabled, elderly or low-income families, the roll-on effects of this transition … Read More

Tenants deserve honesty and fairness

June 5, 2019

Choosing a home is a big decision. The costs of moving are significant and the emotional turmoil of relocating can be enormous. It’s not a task people want to experience regularly. To ensure tenants can make the best decision for their future, they deserve to know all the facts when deciding which house to call … Read More

Enforce basic standards – Let’s Make Renting Fair in Queensland!

May 30, 2019

There are some basic requirements that every house should have to help make a house a home.  Homes that are safe and in good condition have a positive effect on people’s well-being and houses with good water and energy efficiency help keep tenants costs down. Let’s change the law to introduce periodic inspections by an … Read More