Repairs - Can you withhold rent?

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You should not stop paying rent because the lessor, agent or provider has failed to do repairs. Withholding rent will put you in breach of your agreement and will not help to resolve the repair issue. You also risk your agreement being terminated for rent arrears.

If you want to request a rent decrease it is advisable to negotiate a
written agreement with the lessor or provider or apply to the Tribunal for an order.

Information supplied courtesy of the Tenants Union of Queensland Inc

Further information and advice for Queensland tenants can be sourced from www.tenantsqld.org.au