New legislation introduced (Building Better Futures) Amendment Bill 2017
On 10 August 2017, the Hon Michael de Brenni MP, Minister for Housing and Public Works introduced the Housing Legislation (Building Better Futures) Amendment Bill 2017 into the Queensland Parliament. The bill proposes to amend the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008 (RTRA Act), and several other Acts.
The objective of the amendments to the RTRA and other Acts is to ensure fairness and consumer protections for people who are either living in regulated accommodation or considering moving into these types of housing while enabling the continued viability of these industries and sectors.
The bill was referred to the Public Works and Utilities Committee for detailed consideration. The Committee is due to report by 28 September 2017.
Call for submissions
The Public Works and Utilities Committee invites submissions addressing any aspect of the bill from all interested parties.
Closing date for written submissions is Monday, 28 August 2017 at 4:00pm
For guidelines and more information about making a submission visit www.parliament.qld.gov.au/work-of-committees/committees/TUC/inquiries/current-inquiries/I48HsngBetterFutures
The RTA is the statutory authority that administers the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008 (PDF 1.6MB) and the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Regulation 2009 (PDF 655KB).
The Act outlines the rights and responsibilities of tenants and property managers/owners in residential renting (which includes caravan parks and rooming accommodation) in Queensland. It sets out what to do if issues arise during a tenancy and explains what can be done if someone breaches the Act.
Simplified information from the Act is available on this website or by calling the Client Contact Centre on 1300 366 311.
Copies of the Act and Regulation
Order copies of the Act and Regulation from the Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel website.