Second stage rental reforms open for public consultation

Public consultation on Stage 2 of proposed Queensland rental law reforms is now open.

The Stage 2 reforms cover five priority areas, including:

  • making it easier for renters to install safety, security and accessibility measures they need in their rental property
  • supporting parties to negotiate about making minor personalisation changes to rental properties
  • better balancing of renters’ rights to privacy and quiet enjoyment with property owners’ entry rights
  • ensuring rental bond settings provide appropriate security and parties are transparent and accountable about any claims against the bond when the tenancy ends
  • ensuring rent payment, utility and reletting fees and charges are fair and reasonable.

“Many people in Queensland right now are facing housing pressures, none more so than the over a third of Queensland households who rent,” Minister for Communities and Housing Leeanne Enoch said. “To tackle these pressures, we’re pursuing Stage 2 rental law reforms which build on the rental reforms we successfully delivered in 2021.”

Stage 1 reforms passed by the Queensland Parliament in October 2021 included minimum standards for safety, security and functionality, and prevention of ‘without grounds’ evictions.

The consultation period will close at 5pm on Monday 29 May.

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