Rental law changes

Proposed rental law changes have been announced by the Queensland Government. Current rental laws apply until any proposed changes are progressed through the Queensland Parliament.

Visit the rental law changes resources page to find videos, webinars, factsheets and more.

Minimum housing standards

Minimum housing standards aim to ensure all Queensland rental properties are safe, secure and functional.

These new standards came into effect for new tenancies from 1 September 2023, meaning if a tenancy agreement is signed or renewed from this date, the property must meet minimum housing standards. Minimum housing standards will come into effect for all remaining tenancies on 1 September 2024.

These new standards apply to all types of tenancies, including general tenancies, moveable dwellings, and rooming accommodation agreements.

To learn more, watch the video and read the frequently asked questions below, and visit the rental law changes resources webpage to view factsheets, videos, webinars and other resources. 

Pets, repair orders and ending a tenancy

Rental law changes around pets, repair orders and ending a tenancy came into effect from 1 October 2022.  

Under these changes: 

  • tenants and property owners/managers have a wider range of specific reasons to end a tenancy with the appropriate notice periods
  • a framework has been introduced to support negotiations about renting with pets
  • repair orders have been introduced as an additional pathway for tenants to have repairs addressed in a timely manner.