Overwhelming Response to Renting Consultation

In just two and a half weeks, more than 29,000 Queenslanders have had their say on renting a place to live.

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Minister for Housing Mick de Brenni says the response to the Open Doors to Renting Reform consultation had to date been overwhelming.

“By bringing everybody together we can find solutions that work for all parties, whether they’re tenants, property owners, or managers.”

“Queenslanders have told us the old laws aren’t flexible enough to allow tenants and property to find middle ground on things like installing pay TV, keeping pets, hanging family pictures on a wall or making a garden.”

State-wide consultation is underway ahead of what the Government says is important reforms to residential tenancy laws.

The last full-scale review of tenancy regulations occurred in the 1970s.

Currently 34% of Queensland households are renting the home they live in with the state having one of the highest proportions of tenants in Australia.

The Minister said in addition to more than 29,000 responses to the Open Doors to Renting Reform consultation, 69 comprehensive written submissions had also been received.

You can have your say on Open Doors to Renting Reform until November 30, 2018 at: www.qld.gov.au/rentinginqld