Residential tenancies and rooming accommodation legislation changes
The Housing Legislation (Building Better Futures) Amendment Act (PDF, 1.3MB) was passed by Parliament on 25 October 2017 and assented to on 10 November 2017. It contains amendments to the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008 (the Act).
This Act establishes the rules for residential and rooming accommodation in Queensland and sets out the rights and obligations of tenants, lessors and agents.
What will change
The changes to the Act allow for the development of a regulation to prescribe minimum housing standards for rental accommodation.
This will ensure a consistent standard of rental properties, improving access to safe and secure housing.
The amendments to the Act provide guidance to indicate what may be covered by the minimum standards in the regulation.
Consultation about what the standards will be, how they will be enforced and the impact on the sector will take place before the regulation is amended.
- Last updated:
- 15 February 2021