The Queensland Government has extended the expiry of COVID-19 emergency legislation, including the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation (COVID-19 Emergency Response) Regulation 2020.
This will ensure that the temporary changes to COVID-19 arrangements for residential tenancies will continue until 30 April 2022.
These COVID-19 arrangements, which were previously due to expire on 30 September 2021, will continue to apply to all general tenancies and rooming accommodation, including social housing.
The COVID-19 arrangements that will continue to apply until 30 April 2022 include:
- provisions allowing tenants experiencing domestic and family violence to end their tenancies quickly
- protections for tenants against being listed in a tenancy database for rent arrears caused by COVID-19 impacts
- limits on re-letting costs for eligible tenants who end their fixed term tenancies early
- short term tenancy statement extensions for moveable dwellings.
This week, the RTA will publish updated forms for general tenancies and rooming accommodation to reflect this new expiry date.
Customers are encouraged to download and use the latest RTA forms from rta.qld.gov.au/forms-resources/forms.