Changing Tenancy Legislation in QLD - Have your say!

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As  investment property managers Brisbane-wide,  we have a strong interest in representing rental property owners in Queensland and are carefully following the current review of the RTRA Act.

The review of the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act (RTRA Act) began September 30, 2018 and runs until November 30, 2018. If you are a Landlord with investment properties in Queensland, we encourage you to get involved and have your say if you have not already done so. We have made submissions on behalf of our agency.

Part of the feedback process is ‘snap polls’ and the current poll is one that we are particularly passionate about as Managing Agents.  The poll is regarding whether a Landlord should be able to issue a ‘without grounds’ Notice to Leave.  In our Agency’s opinion the poll is poorly worded as it should clarify this can only be done at the end of a lease anyway and not during a fixed term tenancy.  However, this is a critical poll as our understanding is that this right to terminate a tenancy without prescribing a reason has recently changed in other states.

As a property owner, we believe you should have the right to choose to end a tenancy at the end of a lease.  This matter, along with ‘should a tenant have to ask permission to keep a pet at a property’ are the two hottest topics we have seen debated so far.

Please – in your interest! – Follow this link for information on how to Vote NO to this snap poll.

https://www.yoursayhpw.engagementhq.com/rentalsecurity 

The website, survey and information on consultation events can be found at: www.qld.gov.au/rentinginqld or you can email rentinginqld@hpw.qld.gov.au or share your thoughts on social media using the hashtag #rentinginqld”

We thank you for your attention again to this matter, and we will continue to keep clients informed on industry matters that affect them as their rental agents Brisbane.

As investment property managers Brisbane-wide, we understand our role is to manage a clients ‘investment’, not just the bricks and mortar house.  We take this role seriously and always stay up to date with changes happening in our industry.  As investors ourselves, we share a passion for our industry and representing client needs.

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