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 for tenants, please click here.
Caxton Legal Service has put together some information on ‘Your rights in the aftermath of a natural disaster’ pointing people to relevant parts of the Queensland Law Handbook – you can find it on our blog or share with clients via our Facebook post.
Premier and Minister for the Arts
The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk has provided the following important contacts for Queenslanders impacted by ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie: Click here for emergency contacts
Tenants Queensland is calling for the abolition of without grounds termination of tenancies so that every tenancy is ended with a “JUST CAUSE“. Queensland tenancy law is currently under review. If you agree with us, help our campaign by emailing your views to the Residential Tenancies Authority at firstname.lastname@example.org or your State MP. Tell them that you want Just Cause evictions in Queensland!
Last Thursday CHOICE, the National Association of Tenants’ Organisations (NATO) and National Shelter called for governments to prioritise rental security and quality issues, not just housing affordability. This followed the release of Unsettled, Life in Australia’s Private Rental Market, the results of a national survey by the same groups, in which widespread fear and discrimination was reported by thousands of Australians.
Key findings from Unsettled were:
- 83% of renters in Australia have no fixed-term lease or are on a lease less than 12 months long
- 62% of people say they feel like they can’t ask for changes
- 50% of renters report experiencing discrimination when applying for a rental property
- 50% of renters worried about being listed on a residential tenancy database
- 20% renters experiencing leaking, flooding and issues with mould
- 8% of renters are living in a property in need of urgent repairs
For those who rent, this was no surprise but media across the country picked up the story with coverage on [click to continue…]