Background

About the Housing Legislation Amendment Bill 2021

The Housing Legislation Amendment Bill 2021 (HLA Bill) received royal assent and became law on Wednesday 20 October 2021. 

Queensland's new legislation, which is administered by the RTA, has amended the following legislation:

It’s important to remember that not all changes commenced immediately. Changes from the amendments are being implemented in phases over a three-year period to ensure the sector has sufficient time to prepare for, understand and adopt the changes.

Summary of implementation times  

  • Strengthen protections for renters experiencing domestic and family violence
    Commenced on 20 October 2021
  • Framework for all parties to negotiate renting with pets
    Will commence on 1 October 2022
  • Changes to approved reasons to end a tenancy
    Will commence on 1 October 2022
  • Repair orders - orders of tribunal carrying out emergency repairs
    Will commence on 1 October 2022
  • Minimum housing standards
    Due to commence for new tenancy arrangements from 1 September 2023 and all tenancies from 1 September 2024 

You can read more about the intention of the Bill in the explanatory notes

Image
RTA-Deep-dive-into-legislative-amendments-Webinar-banner

 

Further background  

On 18 June 2021, the Queensland Government introduced the Housing Legislation Amendment Bill 2021 to the Queensland Parliament.   

The Bill was referred to the Community Support and Services Committee for detailed consideration and submissions were invited on the proposed changes through the Committee process until 13 July 2021.  

The Committee tabled its report on the Bill on 16 August 2021. 

The Bill was passed by Queensland Parliament on 14 October 2021.

To learn more about the Renting in Queensland rental reforms process, visit chde.qld.gov.au.

Image
Rental reforms webinar banner

 

Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation (Tenants' Rights) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021

On 26 May 2021, Dr Amy MacMahon MP, Member for South Brisbane, introduced the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation (Tenants’ Rights) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021 (Bill) into the Queensland Parliament. The Bill was referred to the Community Support and Services Committee and public submissions were invited until 13 July 2021.   

The Committee tabled its report on the Bill on 16 August 2021. 

The Bill was discharged on 14 October 2021.

More information on both Bills is available on the Committee webpage.

You can subscribe to receive the latest RTA news and events direct to your inbox. 
 

Was this page helpful?

Please note that we cannot respond to any comments made here. If you need a response, please contact us

Please select a reson