Rental law reform proposals

Bills under construction

Housing Legislation Amendment Bill 2021

On 18 June 2021 the Queensland Government introduced the Housing Legislation Amendment Bill 2021 to the Queensland Parliament.  

Proposed reform areas include: 

  • ensuring all parties have appropriate approved reasons for all parties to end a tenancy 
  • prescribing Minimum Housing Standards 
  • options for people experiencing domestic and family violence to end a tenancy 
  • frameworks for all parties to negotiate renting with pets. 

The Bill was referred to the Community Support and Services Committee for detailed consideration and submissions were invited on the proposed changes through the Committee process until 13 July 2021. 

The Committee tabled its report on the Bill on 16 August 2021 and the Bill will be debated in Parliament in due course. 

Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation (Tenants' Rights) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021 

On 26 May 2021, Dr Amy MacMahon MP, Member for South Brisbane, introduced the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation (Tenants’ Rights) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021 (Bill) into the Queensland Parliament. The Bill was referred to the Community Support and Services Committee and public submissions were invited until 13 July 2021.   

The Committee tabled its report on the Bill on 16 August 2021. 

More information on both Bills is available on the Committee webpage.

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