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New Tenancy Laws: Pet Approvals/Refusals


The Queensland Government has implemented changes to the Residential Tenancies & Rooming Act 2008 (Qld) to take effect from 1 October 2022.

The REIQ has provided detailed information relating to these new laws and the Tenancy Laws Toolkit is an informative resource outlining the new laws.

Pet Approvals/Refusals

  • Properties can no longer be advertised as “No Pets Allowed”
  • Owners must respond to pet requests within 14 days – or their approval will be deemed automatically
  • Owners can only refuse a pet request on prescribed grounds, and they must give reasons to the tenant for why they believe those grounds apply
  • Owners can impose conditions on a pet approval in line with the prescribed requirements.

Refer to the Tenancy Laws Toolkit for full details on the changes to pet approvals/refusals.