Queensland’s current housing crisis has laid bare the vulnerabilities that exist in the private rental market. Regulation forms part of the solution to provide housing that is affordable, suitable, and secure.
QCOSS supports the reform proposed in the Discussion Paper: Ensuring the annual rent increase frequency limit is effective because it will help to achieve the government’s policy aim of limiting the number of times rent on a property can be increased to once per year. However, to ensure the private rental market is fair, further reform is required to limit the amount rent can be increased by, and to end no grounds evictions.
We discuss this position in further detail in response to consultation questions:
- How effective would the potential reform be to achieve the reform objective?
- What other options or approaches could government consider taking to address the issue?