Updates are and will be provided to Real Estate Excellence member offices via the Real Estate Excellence Member Update and posted in the Member Facebook and Instragram groups Real Estate Excellence - Stacey Holt SHREE members private group and SHREE members. Updates and information are also provided as part of training events. This blog began in 2012. To review the complete blog, visit RTRA Act review - Queensland (realestateexcellence.com.au) and click on the page numbers at the bottom of each page.
3rd March 2022
An update for Members of Real Estate Excellence, - a short video recorded for you regarding the new RTRA Act review - Queensland (realestateexcellence.com.au), Property Management Excellence (PME) system (realestateexcellence.com.au) changes and more. Thank you.
Watch short video here.
24th February 2022
23rd November 2021
20th October 2021
Refer to Real Estate Excellence Member Updates November 2021 for information regarding what laws have commenced and when other laws will start.
14th October 2021
13th October 2021
I started the RTRA Act review public blog on my website in 2012. I look forward to closing the blog in coming days as the almost decade long review comes to an end. A lot of work, sweat, frustration and I must admit, some tears shed along the way… Many written submissions have been made during this time as part of the reviews.
We have had minor amendments over the years. Notably in November 2017 section 185 was amended, and NEW section 17a was added to the RTRA Act. These sections amended and added in preparation for the regulations for minimum housing standards. The regulations for minimum housing standards are in stages of commencement starting from September 2023.
I began my PME education and training events in September 2021 which are being held throughout Queensland (and also carrying out private training services for agencies) on the Housing Legislation Bill (which will amend the RTRA Act). I have stated during this training (and will in the upcoming events, that there are many surprise amendments and new sections in the Bill introduced by the Labor Government that are quite different to what was proposed by Labor in the Decision Regulatory Impact Statement released November 2019.
The new proposed laws were put on ‘hold' due to Covid. In April 2020, the Covid tenancy temporary regulations came into effect. Many of those laws ended September 2020 with a handful still in play until April 30, 2022. These include the Domestic and Family Violence provisions for tenants.
There are many changes to come (and yet to commence), but they are mostly reasonable in my opinion.
Members of Real Estate Excellence, there will be a vast range of information coming to you in the near future, in addition to what we have provided already as part of Membership services.
PME system members, please note the 2000 plus pages (39 chapters) PME manual, training videos, tenancy sign up video and all best practice forms/templates will be updated in due course and be ready for you when these new laws commence.
13th October 2021
The Housing Legislation Bill is currently being debated in Parliament as part of the second reading. It is expected to pass as per my video yesterday.
12th October 2021
The Housing Legislation Bill is number 2 on the Parliament notice paper/agenda. Parliament is sitting as at today. Watch short video here.
27th September 2021
Due to the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill, the Housing Legislation Bill was delayed at the last Parliament sitting. It is now number 4 on the notice paper for the next sitting starting the week of October 12th, 2021. Home | Queensland Parliament
13th September 2021
The Bill is due for its second reading during the next Parliament sitting which starts from tomorrow. Sitting Date | Queensland Parliament
17th August 2021 - RTRA Act review update Listen to short podcast regarding below here.
The Parliamentary Community Support and Services Committee have released their report regarding the RTRA Act review of the Labor Government and Greens tenancy law proposed bills. The Parliamentary Community Support and Services Committee have recommended the passing of the Housing Legislation Amendment Bill (Labor Bill) currently in Parliament. The bill has had its first reading in Parliament on the 18th June 2021, with Parliament sitting again on the 31st August 2021. The Bill is currently number 4 on the Notice Paper for the next Parliamentary sitting which is subject to change.
I am currently reviewing the Committee's paper.. Real Estate Excellence members will be advised via email in future Real Estate Excellence Member Updates, and will be included in the upcoming PME half day training events being held throughout Queensland.
3rd August 2021 - Rental law reform proposals