Queenslanders are moving forward with new laws and legislation for residential renters. The Government’s Housing Legislation Amendment Act 2021 (HLA Act) began on October 20, 2021, to amend and update The Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Amendment Regulation 2022 (RTRA Amendment Regulation), commencing on July 22, 2022.








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Implemented over three years in separate parts; new laws kicked in on October 20 last year, with stages two and three each implemented a year apart.



Come October 2022, the second part of legislation changes will make fur baby owners happier with new laws introduced for pets to be able to join you on a lease in the sunshine state.



Additionally, updated domestic and family violence protections for tenants will commence.





The final and third changes will introduce a minimum housing standard and begin in 2023–24.



Minimum housing standards will commence for new tenancies from September 1, 2023, and for all residencies from September 1, 2024, aiming to ensure all Queensland rental properties are safe, secure, and functional.



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Queensland Rental Law Reform





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The Queensland Government states, “Changes from October 1, 2022, include: providing tenants and property owners/managers with a wider range of specific reasons to end a tenancy with the appropriate notice periods introducing a framework to support negotiations about renting with pets introducing repair orders as an additional pathway for tenants to have repairs addressed in a timely manner.”




Legal Aid Queensland



Instarent makes it simple to tap and click your way around hundreds of factsheets, government and non-for-profits with the best resources to empower leaseholders to manage your rental with full compliance, peace of mind and ease.





Queensland fact sheets and rental guides




Serving notices fact sheet - general tenancies


Continuing a fixed-term tenancy


Domestic and family violence – info for tenants


Ending a tenancy agreement – General tenancies


Entry and privacy – General tenancies


General tenancy agreements


Renting info for natural disaster victims


New renter checklist – moving in


New renter checklist – moving out


New tenant checklist


Rental bonds – General tenancies


Rent payments and holding deposits


Tenancy databases


Water charging






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More information on your rights and responsibilities as a tenant




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Everything you always wanted to know about NSW renting (But were afraid to ask)





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