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.