Queensland State Government Propose Rental Increase Limit
Roundtable scheduled in Brisbane today
The state government are preparing to sit for another roundtable in Brisbane on Tuesday in a bid to find a solution to the current rental crisis.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced the state government are proposing a limit on rental price increases across the state.
The limit would prevent landlords from increasing rent more than once a year.
The changes would mean Queensland’s new rental laws would match those from other states including Tasmania, New South Wales, South Australia and Victoria.
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Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said today’s roundtable will move allow Queensland renters “a fairer go”.
“Today we’re taking action to give people who are renting a fairer go,” she said.
“Weekly rents are rapidly increasing - sometimes going up $200 or even $400.
“It’s not right. That’s why we’re proposing to limit rent increases to once a year, rather than every six months.”
The roundtable comes as Queensland experiences the highest rental inflation in Australia.
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