Our last post told you what Tenants Queensland thinks about entry notice times – see below.  Now the snap poll on the Queensland government’s Open Doors to Renting Reform is asking that question.  Please jump on and answer the question – how long should the notice period you get for non–urgent entries

Here’s what we said previously
Protect people’s privacy by making sure that they have fair warning before someone enters their home
For many entries to tenants’ homes the law only provides that 24 hours’ notice is required. With such short notice, sometimes tenants don’t even know that an entry is going to be made to their home until it has already occurred.

Entries can be made at any time with the agreement of the tenant, but when it is done by serving a notice, tenants should be given more time.
To Make Renting Fair in Queensland increase all 24 hour entry notice periods to 48 hours.


The Queensland government’s Open Doors to Renting Reform consultation process is currently asking about entry and privacy – have your say on the government’s site here

This is what we think – feel free to use it to make a submission or join the discussion.

Protect people’s privacy by making sure that they have fair warning before someone enters their home
For many entries to tenants’ homes the law only provides that 24 hours’ notice is required. With such short notice, sometimes tenants don’t even know that an entry is going to be made to their home until it has already occurred.

Entries can be made at any time with the agreement of the tenant, but when it is done by serving a notice, tenants should be given more time.
To Make Renting Fair in Queensland increase all 24 hour entry notice periods to 48 hours.


The Queensland government’s Open Doors to Renting Reform is asking about pets in rental properties – have your say here! 

This is what we think – feel free to use it if you want to make a submission.

Keep people together with their pets in their rental homes
Numerous studies show that having pets increases people’s health, happiness and resilience yet many people who rent their home are not allowed to keep them.

The Animal Welfare League say about 25% of animals surrendered to them last financial year was because of inability to find pet friendly homes.  Quoting the Residential Tenancies Authority, they say only 10% of rental properties in Queensland allow pets.  

It’s not fair to deny tenants’ rights that others take for granted.  Like home owners tenants have to comply with local government regulations about the keeping of pets, and they are required to repairs any damage at the end of their tenancy.

To Make Renting Fair, people who rent should be able to keep their pets in their rental homes!

Get on line, make a submission or contribute to the discussion.