The reform process | Renting in Queensland

Consultation has concluded

We’re reviewing Queensland’s tenancy laws to ensure the rental needs of Queenslanders are met now and in the future.

  • First, we heard the community’s views about renting through the Open Doors to Renting Reform consultation.
  • Our Reform Roadmap (PDF, 2 MB)outlines our response to the consultation findings and sets out a two-staged approach to a better renting future for Queensland.
  • We sought your feedback on options to improve renting in Queensland in the Stage 1 Better Renting Future Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement RIS (PDF, 2.88 MB).

Next, we will analyse your feedback and prepare a Decision Regulatory Impact Statement to reflect the outcomes of consultation before introducing a Bill to change tenancy laws.

Open Doors to Renting Reform consultation

In 2018, the statewide Open Doors to Renting Reform community consultation invited Queenslanders to share their rental experiences and ideas about how to improve renting in Queensland.

We received over 135,000 responses and had conversations with tenants, property owners and property managers about their experience of living in, owning or managing a rental property and how it could be improved.

Open Doors consultation outcomes

We heard clearly that renting is an important issue for Queenslanders and there is support for change to our tenancy laws.

We heard that all Queenslanders want to feel safe and secure in the rental market, either as a tenant enjoying the property as their own home, or as an owner protecting the property as their investment.

However, different views were held about what reforms are needed to strike the right balance between these interests.

Reform Roadmap

The Reform Roadmap (PDF, 2 MB) outlines our response to the Open Doors consultation and a two-stage pathway to deliver fair and workable tenancy laws, including:

  • actions to support tenants to enforce their existing rights, ensure rental accommodation is safe, secure and functional, and improve liveability and certainty in the rental market, and
  • further engagement with the community and sector to design workable solutions to renting issues where we found a wide range of views are held.

Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement

The Stage 1 Better Renting Future Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement (PDF, 2.88 MB) outlined a range of policy options to change Queensland's tenancy laws and their potential impacts, and identified recommended reforms across 5 priority areas:

Consultation on these proposals is now closed and the community feedback received will inform future policy decisions made by the Government to ensure we get tenancy law reforms right.

We’re reviewing Queensland’s tenancy laws to ensure the rental needs of Queenslanders are met now and in the future.

  • First, we heard the community’s views about renting through the Open Doors to Renting Reform consultation.
  • Our Reform Roadmap (PDF, 2 MB)outlines our response to the consultation findings and sets out a two-staged approach to a better renting future for Queensland.
  • We sought your feedback on options to improve renting in Queensland in the Stage 1 Better Renting Future Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement RIS (PDF, 2.88 MB).

Next, we will analyse your feedback and prepare a Decision Regulatory Impact Statement to reflect the outcomes of consultation before introducing a Bill to change tenancy laws.

Open Doors to Renting Reform consultation

In 2018, the statewide Open Doors to Renting Reform community consultation invited Queenslanders to share their rental experiences and ideas about how to improve renting in Queensland.

We received over 135,000 responses and had conversations with tenants, property owners and property managers about their experience of living in, owning or managing a rental property and how it could be improved.

Open Doors consultation outcomes

We heard clearly that renting is an important issue for Queenslanders and there is support for change to our tenancy laws.

We heard that all Queenslanders want to feel safe and secure in the rental market, either as a tenant enjoying the property as their own home, or as an owner protecting the property as their investment.

However, different views were held about what reforms are needed to strike the right balance between these interests.

Reform Roadmap

The Reform Roadmap (PDF, 2 MB) outlines our response to the Open Doors consultation and a two-stage pathway to deliver fair and workable tenancy laws, including:

  • actions to support tenants to enforce their existing rights, ensure rental accommodation is safe, secure and functional, and improve liveability and certainty in the rental market, and
  • further engagement with the community and sector to design workable solutions to renting issues where we found a wide range of views are held.

Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement

The Stage 1 Better Renting Future Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement (PDF, 2.88 MB) outlined a range of policy options to change Queensland's tenancy laws and their potential impacts, and identified recommended reforms across 5 priority areas:

Consultation on these proposals is now closed and the community feedback received will inform future policy decisions made by the Government to ensure we get tenancy law reforms right.