Rent increase frequency changes

Rental law changes have been introduced to Queensland Parliament. Current rental laws apply until the Parliamentary process is complete. Learn more

Changes to limit rent increase frequency to once every 12 months came into effect for all new and existing tenancies on 1 July 2023.  

Rent cannot be increased unless it has been at least 12 months since the current amount of rent became payable by the tenant. More frequent rent increases written into tenancy agreements prior to 1 July 2023 do not apply.

Example: if a tenancy agreement was signed before 1 July 2023 that includes a special term increasing the rent after 1 July 2023, this will only be valid if it has been at least 12 months since the current rent amount become payable.

The rent increase frequency changes apply for the duration of the tenancy if at least one tenant or resident is the same when the agreement is renewed.  

It is an offence under the Residential and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008 (the Act) to increase the rent more frequently than once every 12 months. 

Learn more on the rent increases page