Consultations

From time to time we seek public comment on a specific issue through a formal consultation process.

Open consultations

There are currently no open consultations.

Closed consultations

Consultation on the following proposed legislative changes has closed.

Healthy Homes Guarantee Act 2017 Regulations — Healthy Homes Standards

The Healty Homes Standards consultation sought submissions from the public and industry on improving the quality of rental properties so tenants are happier and healthier. This consultation closed at 6pm, Monday 22 October, 2018

Further information on the outcome of this consultation will be published when available

Consultation — Healthy Homes Standards

Reform of the Residential Tenancies Act 1986

The Reform of the Residential Tenancies Act 1986 sought submissions from the public and industry on proposed changes to the Act. This consultation closed at 5pm, Sunday, 21 October 2018. The proposed reforms of the Residential Tenancies Act 1986 aimed to:

  • promote good-faith relationships in the rental environment, and
  • ensure there are appropriate protections in place for both landlords and tenants.

Information on the outcome of this consultation will be published when it becomes available.

Consultation — Reform of the Residential Tenancies Act 1986

 

Urban Development Authorities

In February 2017, the Government sought feedback on proposed new legislation to allow central and local government to speed up and support projects by urban development authorities.

The consultation period closed in May 2017, and 350 submissions were received.

Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill (No 2)

Proposed reforms to the Residential Tenancies Act 1986 aim to provide clarity for landlords and tenants about:

  • tenant liability for damage
  • the treatment of unlawful residential premises, and
  • the rights and responsibilities both parties have regarding contaminants, such as methamphetamine, and contaminated premises.

The Bill will shortly have its second reading in Parliament.

Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill (No 2) consultation documents

Residential Tenancies (Prohibiting letting fees) Amendment Bill

This Bill proposes that no person, including property managers, can require a tenant to pay a letting fee, or any other fee, in relation to a tenancy.

The consultation period closed in May 2018.

The Social Services and Community Select Committee will report back to the House of Representatives in October 2018.

Residential Tenancies (Prohibiting Letting Fees) Amendment Bill consultation documents

Unit Titles Act 2010

In December 2016, a discussion document was released seeking feedback on proposed changes to the Unit Titles Act 2010.

The consultation period closed on 3 March 2017. A total of 119 submissions were received.

October 24, 2018

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