Queensland’s current housing crisis has laid bare the vulnerabilities that exist in the rental system. Rental law reform is an important part of the solution to provide housing in Queensland that is safe, secure, affordable, and appropriate for people’s needs.

QCOSS supports the rental reform and continuing professional development (CPD) measures in the Bill. QCOSS supports these measures as they will strengthen rental law to provide greater protections and a fairer rental system for Queensland renters. However, the reforms should go further to improve housing security and affordability.

The following additional measures should be added to the Bill:

  • limit the amount rent can be increased by
  • end no grounds evictions at the end of fixed term leases
  • implement minimum energy efficiency standards.

This submission does not address measures in the Bill that relate to the local government employee superannuation scheme, and Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997 technical and procedural changes.

18 April 2024 |Service type: