In September 2018, the Department of Housing and Public Works, in partnership with the Residential Tenancies Authority (RTA), launched its state-wide Open Doors to Renting Reform consultation program.
The Queensland community enthusiastically embraced the Open Doors to Renting Reform consultation, with over 130,000 responses received during the nine-week consultation phase.
Tenants, property owners, property managers, and other key stakeholders all shared their experiences of living in, owning or managing rental properties and had their say on how to improve renting in Queensland.
Participants shared their views through surveys, online snap polls, discussion forums, social media, written submissions and face-to-face consultation events held throughout the state.
The consultation covered a wide variety of renting-related topics, including making a house a home, property condition, security versus flexibility, better protections, and the looking and leasing rental cycle.
The information and feedback gathered during the consultation phase is now being analysed to help shape the future direction of renting in Queensland.