Fair Renting

With almost 40% of Queenslanders renting, it is important that there is a system in place to protect everyone's rights and provide a fair and balanced playing field for tenants and property owners alike.

Unfortunately, right now the system is stacked against renters and it has gone on for too long.

Most property owners do the right thing, however I hear hoffiific things from vulnerable people in our community - young people, those with a disability and the elderly. We ought to be looking out for them better!

To make matters worse:

  • the stats show that on average people who are renting will move every 13 months at a cost of around $2,500 each time.
  • people with mobility issues who need to find an accessible home for them to live in have no way of knowing if a home meets certain accessibility standards
  • there are no minimum conditions for rental properties, meaning a landlord can rent out their property with no working oven, where the windows won't close or lock or the shower has no water pressure and if you speak up about these issues you have no guarantee that the landlord won't end your tenancy at the end of your term.

All of this adds up to a system where vulnerable people are forced to live in homes where the basic services and amenities don't work and they are too afraid to speak up about it.

I am committed to taking action to bring fairness into the renting system but we can’t do it alone.

With your help, we can make our community an even better and fairer place to live!