Clarification: COVID-19 Response Regulation Error
The Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) has received a number of queries from concerned property managers in relation to an article published in today’s Courier Mail.
The REIQ can confirm that the Queensland Government has taken action to correct the administrative oversight with the tabling of the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation (COVID-19 Emergency Response) Regulation 2020.
While made by Governor in Council and notified as required, the Regulation was not tabled within 14 calendar days of being notified as required under the COVID-19 Emergency Response Act 2020.
Yesterday (17 June 2020) the Queensland Parliament passed a Bill that includes an amendment providing that the Regulation is taken to have been validly made, notified and tabled and continues to have effect.
No agreements negotiated between renters and landlords, either privately or through conciliation, will be affected by this issue.
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