The review of the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act (RTRA Act) began 30 September and will run until 30 November of this year.

The consultation programme is called “The Open Doors to Renting Reform” and is being conducted by the Department of Housing and Public Works in conjunction with the Residential Tenancies Authority (RTA). The programme’s objective is to ensure the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008 provides better protections for tenants and property owners and to increase stability in the rental market.

Whether you’re a property investor, property manager, landlord or tenant, this opportunity is valuable and could improve Queensland’s rental laws and make the system fairer for everyone. Just last October, over 35,00 responses have been received since the state-wide consultation began. Among the hot topics are pet issues, rent increase, inspections, and  tenant rewards.

If you want to participate, the government website provides information on consultation events as well as access to a survey. To get involved, you can complete the survey, attend a consultation event, and make a written submission.

You can visit the website here: www.qld.gov.au/rentinginqld