The commencement of the second stage reforms has been long awaited and Tenants Queensland (TQ) is pleased to see consultations commence. Overall, the paper contains some positive proposals (if they eventuate), however, we think that our government needs to do more to regulate the rental market in order to deliver stability, safety, amenity and affordability to Queensland renters.
Queenslanders urged to have their say on fairer rental laws
Tenants Queensland welcomes the State Government’s announcement today launching Stage 2 rental law reform. The consultation process will provide Queensland renters with the opportunity to be heard and help shape renting for the future. For further information about the process and to have your say visit here.
We support limiting rent increases
Tenants Queensland supports the Premiers call to limit the frequency of rent increases but we need to go further. We need to limit rent increases to one per year, using the CPI as the benchmark. This allows landlords to maintain their returns whilst providing stability and predictability for renters facing future rent increases. You can … Read more
Information for tenants affected by floods and storms in Queensland
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. Rent Decrease due to flooding If you wish to request a rent decrease with your lessor … Read more
Water bill discount for eligible South East Queensland households
The Queensland Government has provided a one-off discount of $55 for properties who are billed by:Urban Utilities The discount is equivalent to approximately 13/2 kilolitres of water & will be issued before March 2023Tenants do not automatically receive the discount. As the Lessor receives the water bill for an eligible rental property, the Lessor will … Read more
Housing Summit Outcomes Paper released
Tenants Queensland congratulates the State Government on taking positive steps to improve access and affordability to housing for Queenslanders, with the release of the Housing Summit Outcomes Report today, but there is more to be done to making renting fair in Queensland. The short-term relief measures in the Report are positive and will help those already struggling. We … Read more
Beware! Scams come in many ways
Everyone will be aware there have been many scams around for a long time. They all involve trying to relieve us of our money to make the scammers rich. At present the most infamous two doing the rounds is the Optus and the Medibank scams but there are hundreds on the go at any one … Read more
Think twice before you spend this Christmas
Despite the massive blow out to the cost of living in Australia we are, according to some web-based sites like Statista and Roy Morgan, set to spend approximately $64 billion. With Queenslanders set to spend $13 billion of that alone. That is a rise of 4.6% compared to the same time last year.We all love … Read more
Queensland Housing Summit
Tenants Queensland will join other key community and government stakeholders at the Queensland Housing Summit this Thursday 20 October 2022. In the lead up to the summit we have submitted a paper outlining our recommendations for consideration.
Connect to Home Competition Winner
It’s time to announce the winner of our Connect to Home competition, which Tenants Queensland launched as part of our International Tenant’s Day celebrations in October. Thank you to all the fantastic entrants who shared their images, poems and messages.