Key proposed changes in Queensland (under consultation)
- Owners will be asked to provide reasonable grounds for denying tenants the right to own a pet.
- All rental properties will need to meet new minimum standards.
- Landlords will no longer be able to evict tenants without cause once a fixed-term agreement expires (i.e. banning no grounds evictions).
- The government will make it easier for renters to experience domestic and family violence to end tenancies without the usual notice requirements.
State governments are responding to the surge in long-term renting by introducing a raft of new reforms aimed at boosting the rights of tenants.
Tenants’ advocates have welcomed the proposed changes but argue governments should go even further by abolishing ‘no grounds’ evictions.
Landlords have said the reforms will discourage investment and consequently drive up rents.
NSW, Victoria and the ACT have already legislated changes.
While the exact reforms vary from…
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