April 2020

As of midnight, Friday 1st May, Queensland's COVID-19 restrictions will be eased across the state after a week of low cases and successful flattening of the curve. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said Queenslanders had done a "terrific" job of flattening the curve, she also said members from...

The Queensland State Government has clarified the amendments it is making to the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2014, in light of COVID-19. We, along with the Real Estate Institute Queensland, and stakeholders have lobbied for an outcome that balances landlord and tenant interests. The State...

The coronavirus (COVID-19) has been responsible for stock market crashes, a surge in unemployment and no shortage of economic uncertainty. Naturally many homeowners are concerned about the value of their property, but history suggests there’s nothing to worry about. Data provided by buyers’ agency Propertyology shows that in...

There’s enormous confusion in the community at the moment about rental situations. While the Prime Minister has announced a moratorium on rental evictions, in Queensland, that has not translated to policy and is not being enforced. To support the community, the Queensland Government has implemented a rental...

NOOSA's Easter holiday stays have been effectively outlawed by the Federal Government. And according the Noosa Holiday Accommodation Association chair Finola Thompson that is crippling business all over town. "The flow-on effects of a loss of tourism to the Noosa economy can be seen all over town...

More information has been released that will help some renters through this COVID-19 crisis. The Queensland government has announced a new Rental Grant that is applicable for those households that have been directly affected by COVID-19. To apply, visit: https://www.qld.gov.au/housing/renting/rent-assistance/bond-loan/covid19-rental-grant How it works A one-off payment of up...

If you were planning on visiting Noosa National Park over the Easter break, you will have to rethink your plans. As of Friday 3rd April, national parks across the state will be closed. National parks and recreational areas have been forced to close after the public...

On the 29th March 2020, the Government made additions to home confinement requirements. It declared that people are not to leave their principle place of residence unless they are needing to accomplish a permitted task that is perceived as ‘essential’. This means that residents and visitors...

It’s important to stay up to date with correct health information during this pandemic as it is a confusing time and we are all bombarded with messages. There are some facts circulating, that point out certain ways you can prevent catching the virus or ways of...