Proposed changes to the way people pay body corporate fees in Queensland will rob the poor to pay the rich, opponents say.

The state government is this week due to push through "fee equalisation" legislation, which would make those living in smaller units pay the same price as penthouse owners.

It reverses changes made by the previous Labor government in 2011.

The proposal recently sparked a protest on the Gold Coast, where there is a high density of units, and parliament's website has been inundated with submissions on the contentious legislation.

Former chair of the Legal Affairs Committee Ray Hopper says the bill is deeply flawed and favours the millionaires.

"It's just looking after rich Liberal mates," Mr Hopper told AAP.

He warned LNP politicians that they would be punished by voters if they support the changes, especially on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane where there are more units.

Mr Hopper tabled the committee's response to the legislation before he defected from the Liberal National Party to Katter's Australian Party.

He said he recommended major changes but couldn't reject the legislation because it would have been political suicide.

"Premier Campbell Newman would just sack you if you rejected a bill that one of his ministers put up," he said.

"I had two choices: reject the bill as a whole and get sacked as chair of the committee, or make strong recommendations."

Labor MP Bill Byrne says the legislation doesn't have the support of the opposition.

Some fear there would be a 30 per cent hike.

"Frankly in simply terms, it is a Robin Hood situation in reverse," he said.

New legal affairs committee chairman Ian Berry said the bill was about righting Labor's wrongs and restoring fairness and independence.

"Any idea that this is a rich versus poor debate is simply not true," Mr Berry told AAP in a statement.

Of the approximate 41,000 registered community titles schemes in Queensland, the bill would affect less than 130, he said.

Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie says the state is fixing a bad law and that the government would have a broader review on body corporate law.

"So for once and for all we can get the balance right and have this issue sorted out," Mr Bleijie said.

He did however, concede there would be "winners and losers" as a result of the legislation.

 

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