Everyone in Queensland deserves to live in a place where they can create a safe, secure and affordable home. During the last two years, Queensland rents have increased at rates well above inflation. With more than 33 per cent of households in Queensland calling a rental home, we need fair, safe and certain renting laws for all Queenslanders.

It’s time to make renting fair. If your landlord wants to increase your rent above the cost of living increases, there should be a good reason for it.

The Make Renting Fair Alliance is an alliance of community organisations which support progressive reform of state renting laws so that all Queenslanders can make the place they live in their home, whether they rent or own.

The campaign outlines key asks on:

  • limits to rent increases (linked to CPI)
  • fair bond returns (returned automatically, unless evidence of expenses provided)
  • fairer contract terms
  • accessible, safer and healthier homes (minor modifications for improved safety and disability accessibility, pre-disclosure of safety risks such as asbestos)
  • minor modifications (like hanging pictures or creating gardens)
  • improved privacy protections (increase all 24-hour entry notice periods to 48-hours, limit questions on rental application, ensure data is protected)
  • the introduction a code of conduct and industry standards for landlords and agents with increased training for property managers.

QCOSS is a proud supporter of the Make Renting Fair in Queensland campaign, and a member of the Make Renting Fair in Queensland Alliance.

Stage 2 Rental Reforms

The Queensland Government have released the Stage 2 Rental Law Reform Options Paper. Priority areas for the paper discuss installing modifications, making minor personalisation changes, balancing privacy and access, improving the rental bond process, and fairer fees and charges. Public consultations have concluded.

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