Update on proposed rental law reforms

Public submissions on the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2024 (the Bill) have now closed. Here’s what you need to know about the proposed rental law reforms:

  1. The Bill was introduced to Parliament on Thursday 21 March 2024. The proposed reforms aim to strengthen Queensland’s residential tenancy laws.
  2. Written submissions to the Housing, Big Build and Manufacturing Committee have now closed and a report is expected to be tabled by Friday 10 May 2024.
  3. If the Bill passes Parliament, dates for when changes to rental laws become effective will be announced accordingly.

Watch our short explainer video below, which outlines the process as well as what the proposed reforms are:

Documents relating to the Bill  – including the Bill, explanatory notes and parliamentary committee submissions and reports – can be found on the Queensland Parliament website.

Please remember that current rental laws apply until the Parliamentary process is complete.

Other resources

To learn more about previous rental law changes such as minimum housing standards, pets, repair orders and ending a tenancy, as well as rent increase frequency and domestic and family violence changes, please visit the RTA’s:

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Original publication on 23 Apr 2024
Last updated on 23 Apr 2024

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