Your help is needed to highlight the issues facing renters, with all parties

October 20, 2020

In the lead-up to the election, let your local candidates know that everyone deserves a safe place to call home!

ACT NOW!  

Given that we currently seem no closer to finding out when the state government will progress the paused Tenancy Law Reform Process, we are seeking to highlight the issue with all candidates standing in the upcoming state election.

Will you send a letter to your local candidates?

Follow this link to easily send emails to your local candidates and ask their views on better protections for renters.

Also keep an eye on our blog, Facebook and Twitter. We’ve sent our own letters to all of the major political parties and we’ll be launching a scorecard in the next couple of days.

 

 

 

 

“We usually don’t have problems renting with our pet birds, but we really want to own a dog…”

January 29, 2020

We have been wanting to adopt a dog into our family for about three years now, but haven’t because we know how hard it is to find pet-friendly rentals. Instead, we keep budgies  as pets.   

Most of the time, birds are still accepted even when a property advertisement says “no pets”. Landlords tend to refuse cats and dogs instead.

During a recent house inspection, I mentioned our birds to the property manager who replied with a flat-out, “no pets.” I pushed and said, “They’re just budgies. Could we at least ask the owner?” She ended the inspection. I didn’t submit the application.

We have also had awful experiences with property managers, exit inspections and bogus bond claims we couldn’t afford to fight in QCAT; getting a dog adds an extra layer of complexity that we just don’t have the drive to fight through.

We’re now living tight and working overtime, trying to get a house deposit together so we can buy a home and finally get our fur-baby! Anonymous

Tell your MP that pets and people belong together!

Homeownership is not an option for all of us, and it isn’t fair Queenslanders have to sacrifice the benefits of pet ownership in order to rent a home.

The Palaszczuk government proposed changes that would make pet ownership easier for renters. Now that the consultation period has finished, you can continue to show your support for those changes by contacting your local MP.

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