Rental law changes

1. Rent increase changes - Legislation to limit rent increase frequency to once every 12 months came into effect on 1 July 2023. Learn more.   

2. Minimum housing standards came into effect for new tenancies (including renewed tenancy agreements) from 1 September 2023. They will come into effect for all remaining tenancies on 1 September 2024. Learn more.

The Talking Tenancies podcast is brought to you by the Residential Tenancies Authority (RTA) and explores everything you need to know about renting in Queensland. We are a state government statutory body that helps make renting work for everyone, providing tenancy information and support, bond management, dispute resolution, compliance and enforcement, and education services.

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Talking tenancies with Sam Galer
24 Feb 2020

Do's and don'ts of entry

A rental property is a tenant’s home. During a tenancy, the property manager or owner may need to enter for various reasons, for example to conduct a general inspection, to carry out repairs or allow potential tenants or buyers to view the property. However, under all circumstances, it is important to respect the tenant’s privacy and ensure their consent or permission for entry has been granted in advance. Our RTA expert in this episode is Sam Galer, Manager of Customer Experience.
Talking tenancies with Sam Galer
10 Feb 2020

First time renters

Renting rules and legislation can vary quite a lot state to state, so first time renting in a different state also has its own challenges. We can help you to understand your rights and responsibilities in all stages of the tenancy and point out the resources available to help you make a home and settle in as quickly as possible.