Tenants Queensland is a free community legal service that provides specialised tenancy advice for Queensland renters.
Tenants Queensland also manages the Queensland Statewide Tenant Advice and Referral Service (QSTARS).
Tenants Queensland was established over 30 years ago to represent Queensland tenants and advocate for better housing and tenancy laws.
If you are being inundated with water or suffering damage from storms or cyclones your tenancy may be affected. This fact sheet is for residential tenancies however most of this information also applies to rooming accommodation such as boarding houses.
For further information click on the following link:
Info for tenants affected by floods
Tenancy law changes from July 1 will improve conditions for Queensland tenants who are listed on a tenancy database. Queensland Housing Minister De Brenni released a press statement highlighting the changes.
Key changes include:
- lessors/agents must advise prospective tenants of the databases they use, the reason for which they use them, and how the database operators can be contacted
- lessors/agents must advise prospective tenants that they are listed on a tenancy database and in particular, advise them of the person that listed them and how they can challenge the listing
- a tenant must not be listed for more than 3 years
Listing parties will have up to six months to comply with some parts of the new legislation, including ensuring removal of all listings that are more than 3 years old.
For how the changes apply to you see the TQ Tenancy Database fact sheet under Information for tenants