Limit On Rental Increases Pushed Through State Parliament
Limiting increases to once a year
Laws that will prevent landlords from increasing rent more than once a year have been pushed through Queensland parliament.
The Palaszczuk government chose to push the vote through parliament without input from the public.
Despite some backlash from the state’s landlords, the government have continued to back their decision claiming the move was necessary to protect renters from landlords “who aren’t acting fairly”.
The government proposed the new legislation to help renters as the cost of living continues to increase.
Stay up-to-date on the latest news with The QLD Briefing - keeping you in the loop with the region’s breaking news as it hits.
The changes were included in an unrelated Bill which prevents the parliamentary committee from discussing the new laws.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced the changes in March of this year which invited scrutiny from Opposition leaders, the Greens and the Real Estate Institute of Queensland.
The changed will allow landlords to increase their rent once, every 12 months.
Under the new legislation, current agreements which enable landlords to increase their rent will be void from July 1.
Subscribe to The Briefing, Australia's fastest-growing news podcast on Listnr today. The Briefing serves up the latest news headlines and a deep dive into a topic affecting you. All in under 20 minutes.