Minor modifications | Renting in Queensland

The liveability of a home contributes to its residents wellbeing.

Some tenants may also have circumstances that mean changes need to be made to their rental property. These include:

  • people who need accessibility modifications to their accommodation, whether due to age, injury, illness or other circumstances
  • people with disabilities
  • families with young children
  • people experiencing domestic and family violence.

Proposed changes

We want to improve the ability of tenants to alter their rented homes to meet their needs while providing safeguards for property owners to protect their investment.

We are recommending establishing a list of proposed minor modifications that would not need approval from the property owner or would allow fast-tracked approval.

Minor modifications requiring no approval would include:

  • health and safety modifications
  • accessibility modifications
  • security modifications
  • modifications to provide access to basic telecommunications

Minor modifications with a fast-tracked (7 day) approval process would include:

  • minor modifications to personalise or improve the amenity of the premises
  • minor energy and water efficiency modifications
  • connection of non-essential communications services

Read more about minor modifications in the Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement (PDF, 455 KB).

The liveability of a home contributes to its residents wellbeing.

Some tenants may also have circumstances that mean changes need to be made to their rental property. These include:

  • people who need accessibility modifications to their accommodation, whether due to age, injury, illness or other circumstances
  • people with disabilities
  • families with young children
  • people experiencing domestic and family violence.

Proposed changes

We want to improve the ability of tenants to alter their rented homes to meet their needs while providing safeguards for property owners to protect their investment.

We are recommending establishing a list of proposed minor modifications that would not need approval from the property owner or would allow fast-tracked approval.

Minor modifications requiring no approval would include:

  • health and safety modifications
  • accessibility modifications
  • security modifications
  • modifications to provide access to basic telecommunications

Minor modifications with a fast-tracked (7 day) approval process would include:

  • minor modifications to personalise or improve the amenity of the premises
  • minor energy and water efficiency modifications
  • connection of non-essential communications services

Read more about minor modifications in the Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement (PDF, 455 KB).