Industry experts pan a QLD Greens plan to strip back landlords’ rights

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first_imgQLD Greens candidate, Kirsten Lovejoy, said renters have been “screwed over” and has introduced a radical policy that’s been labelled “ludicrous” by the property industry. Picture: Chris McCormackLANDLORDS couldn’t charge the rent they wanted to and it could take up to 12 months to evict a tenant under a Queensland Greens proposal to transform rental laws.The proposals, which were labelled, “ludicrous” by industry bodies, could also mean tenants could enforce unlimited lease terms.The proposal released by Greens candidate for McConnel, Kirsten Lovejoy, said existing laws were unfairly weighted in favour of landlords.“Renters have been screwed over for so long that they just assume this is the way it is — unfair rent hikes and evictions, unsafe and unhealthy dwellings, unable to own a pet or hang a picture, all the while not knowing if they will have to move when their lease is up in twelve or six month,” Ms Lovejoy said.“Our plan will fix the rigged system that puts the profits of real estate agents and investors over the rights and dignity of everyday Queenslanders,” she said.The Greens blueprint included proposals such as a right to remain in the property if it’s sold.“Under our plan renters will have the right to remain in their home even if the property is sold. Because as Darryl Kerrigan said in The Castle, ‘it’s not just a house, it’s a home.’” Ms Lovejoy said.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours agoReal Estate Buyers Agents Association of Australia (REBAA) Queensland representative, Zoran Solano, said the proposal lacked an appreciation of existing rental laws.“Tenants have a lot of rights and they exercise their rights regularly, so I don’t think tenants are being screwed over at all. There are a lot of people out there who believe tenants have now got more power than landlords,” he said.Stakeholder concerns could be warranted given the Greens could hold the balance of power after the State Government election due to be held sometime in the next six months.Mr Solano said proposals that were a disincentive to investors would punish the property market and the Greens were trying to address a problem that didn’t exist.Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) CEO Antonia Mercorella said the Green’s proposals would decimate landlords’ rights and it was unworkable and “ludicrous’’.“It’s simply unrealistic to expect that landlords will continue to invest in real estate if they are faced with untenable arrangements that don’t allow them to protect the value of their asset and strip them of fundamental rights,” she said.Follow Kieran Clair on Twitter at@kieranclair or on Facebook at Kieran Clair — journolast_img read more

WWE News: Baron Corbin wants a championship match at WrestleMania 36

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first_imgLast Updated: 10th October, 2019 23:54 IST WWE News: Baron Corbin Wants A Championship Match At WrestleMania 36 In an interview, Corbin revealed that he wants a title match at WrestleMania 36. In his WWE career, Corbin has won on the one title, United States Championship. It is surely a good year for Baron King Corbin as he did many incredible things. In March, he fought WWE legend Kurt Angle at WrestleMania 35 and later went on to win the King of the Ring competition. However, King Corbin has decided to do something more. In an interview with American media, Corbin revealed that he wants a title match at WrestleMania 36. In his WWE career, King Corbin has won only one title and that’s the United States Championship. However, he has also won the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal in the biggest show of all.Also Read | WWE News: Roman Reigns thoughts on Universal champion Seth RollinsWWE news: Here’s what Baron ‘King’ Corbin saidWhile talking in the interview, Corbin said that by being King Corbin he has earned a chance for a WWE championship match. He added that at this level, the title match should happen in upcoming WrestleMania because that’s the next step up for him. He also said that he didn’t want to move back but keep on moving forward. Baron Corbin ended the interview by saying that he wants the championship match and he should get one.Also Read | WWE: Kevin Owens is no longer listed as an active WWE superstar!Earlier, Baron Corbin was seen interrupting Becky Lynch in the debut episode SmackDown on FOX. King Corbin entered the ring and started saying that he is the right person to start the show. It was here when The Rock made the electrifying entrance. WWE Universe welcomed the legendary wrestler with applause and even chanted his name. After entering the ring, he started trash-talking and revealed how he turned the word SmackDown into a show. Becky Lynch then joined The Rock and both took turns talking trash against Corbin. Both even forced the WWE Universe to frustrate the 2019 King of the Ring winner and even booed Corbin. The segment ended with the Man and The Great One laying the SmackDown on King Corbin. Despite that, The Rock hailed Baron Corbin on social media and said that he has a very bright future ahead of him. Here’s what the rock posted.Also Read | WWE News: Hulk Hogan wishes for a retirement match vs Vince McMahon Adil Khan SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE LIVE TV COMMENT First Published: 10th October, 2019 23:54 IST Also Read | WWE News: Official statement addressing Hell In A Cell ending Written By FOLLOW USlast_img read more