Rental law changes resources

Latest Queensland Government rental reforms and announcements

  1. Rental law changes have been introduced to Queensland Parliament. Current rental laws apply until the Parliamentary process is complete. Learn more

  2. Rent increase frequency changes On 1 July 2023, new legislation came into effect limiting rent increases to no more than once every 12 months. Learn more on our rent increase frequency changes webpage.

The RTA is continuing to work with Queensland’s rental sector to ensure everyone has access to timely, accurate and impartial information, resources and education about changes to residential tenancy laws.

Minimum housing standards

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

Minimum housing 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.

Helpful resources

Video - New minimum housing standards

Summary of the new laws around minimum housing standards which came into effect from 1 September 2023.

Video – Repairs and repair orders

Learn about repairs and repair orders. Once minimum housing standards come into effect for a rental property, repairs to make it comply with these standards will be classified as emergency repairs.

Pets, ending a tenancy and repairs

Rental law changes around pets, repair orders and ending a tenancy came into effect from 1 October 2022. Rental Information and resources about these changes are available on this webpage and across the RTA website to help you understand the changes and remain compliant with the laws.

Helpful resources

Video - Ending a tenancy

Understand the different ways tenants and property managers/owners can end a tenancy.

Video - Summary of changes from 1 October 2022

Summary of the three key changes to Queensland tenancy laws starting 1 October 2022.

Video - Framework around renting with pets

Find out more about the framework to negotiate renting with a pet.

Video – Repairs and repair orders

Learn more about the repair process and repair orders.