Publications for tenants and residents
Tenants Queensland (TQ) provides a range of information publications for tenants and residents. Printed publications are also available by contacting the TQ office.
Our current factsheets can be found here.
Rajabu and Nazik Rent a Home in Queensland
This resource was developed to assist students learning English in TAFE or community classes. It aims to assist tenants from non-English backgrounds to understand renting rules in Queensland. These resources include a student reader, a student workbook, and a teacher resource. A CD is available with PDFs of the resources as well as additional learning materials.
To request a CD of Rajabu and Nazik Rent a Home in Queensland or to order printed copies of the student reader, email: email@example.com or call TQ on P: 3832 9447
Avoidable Evictions – our next move
Moving and being forced to move (eviction) are integral and common aspects of renting. However, whilst eviction is not an uncommon experience for Australian renters, there have been few studies conducted in the area. The extent of evictions is unknown in absolute terms and the experience of evicted tenants has been largely overlooked. Little is known about it – such as the number of households affected, reasons for eviction and the impacts and costs (financial and personal) of evictions.
The purpose of this research, undertaken by Tenants Queensland, was to better understand the eviction experience of tenants, through in-depth inquiry, to inform tenancy related policy advocacy.
Click here for a copy of the report Avoidable Evictions – our next move
Better Lease on Life
Improved Rights may help to reduce homelessness
The report “A Better Lease on Life” was developed by the National Association of Tenant Organisations (NATO) and National Shelter in an effort to reduce homelessness through improvements to tenancy laws.
The report makes a number of key recommendations to government around the areas of unreasonable evictions, opportunities for tenants to rectify rent arrears, and providing tenancy law protections, which will enable more balanced processes in the rental markets.
Click here for a copy of the report A Better Lease on Life
Residential Tenancy Law & Residential Rental Investment
Evidence on Tenancy Law Reform and the Risk of Disinvestment in Residential Rental Property