Rent reforms

The Queensland Government is committed to working towards a better renting future for Queenslanders by providing a strong, balanced approach that protects renters and rental property owners.

From 1 July 2023, increases to rent will be reduced to once a year while we progress Stage 2 of our Rental Law Reform and build on the foundations laid during Stage 1.

The priorities identified for Stage 2 are:

  • Installing modifications—make it easier for renters to install the safety, security and accessibility modifications they need.
  • Making minor personalisation changes—help parties negotiate about making minor personalisation changes to rental properties.
  • Balancing privacy and access—better balance renters’ rights to privacy with owners’ need to inform their investment decisions.
  • Improving the rental bond process—ensure rental bond settings provide appropriate security and parties are transparent and accountable for their bond claims.
  • Fairer fees and charges—ensure rent payment, utility and reletting fees and charges are fair and reasonable.

We want to hear what is important to Queenslanders. Three options are presented for each of the above priorities and your feedback is sought on:

  • whether these options will help to address the problems identified in each reform priority
  • how they will impact rental sector stakeholders and Queensland’s rental and broader housing market
  • what unintended consequences or adverse impacts the options may have
  • what other options or approaches government could consider taking to address the identified problems.

The survey is now open and closes 5pm, Monday 29 May 2023.

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