The Queensland Government has released a set of proposals to protect both renters and property investors, that do these main things:
- set a standard for property conditions that an estimated 94% of properties already meet
- set a simple framework for ensuring that if a tenancy must end that it can be done on legal grounds, including selling a property or poor tenant behaviour (avoiding costly disputes)
- establishing a framework for agreements about pets or minor modifications (both of which require property owner approval unless required for health and safety, security or accessibility reasons)
- protect those experiencing domestic and family violence.
These protections for renters and property owners have been developed following extensive consultation with the community and collaboration with industry.
A fact sheet on the proposals is attached to this email. The Department of Housing and Public Works has partnered with the Residential Tenancies Authority to develop this fact sheet to help provide some further information and ensure the proposals are accurately presented.
We would also be very keen to hear about your personal experiences and ensure any final proposals take them into account. To enable Government to best protect renters and properties it is important to include your specific feedback as a submission in the process.
To do this, it is important that your views are submitted through the Government submission portal. We have extended the deadline to 5pm AEST on Wednesday 8 January 2019 to give you time to make a submission.
This is designed to ensure the consultation on the proposed renting reforms is based on facts and the process is fair and robust.
You can assist this process greatly and ensure the final reforms consider how these reforms will impact you if you provide an individual submission to the process.
Please click this link to provide a submission on the proposals.
You can also call the Smart Services Queensland on 13 QGOV (13 74 68) for more information.
Monday, 30 December 2019