Property owners and landlords information

A property owner or landlord is a person who owns a property and rents it out to a tenant. It is referred to as a 'Lessor' in the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008 (the Act).

The RTA publication Managing general tenancies in Queensland contains information for managers of general tenancies and helps them understand their rights and responsibilities when managing rental accommodation, such as houses and units, in Queensland.

Property owners and landlords who manage their own properties need to familiarise themselves with the legislation.

A property owner or landlord who employs an agent to manage their property should also be familiar with the Property Occupations Act 2014 (PDF 820KB) and the relevant Regulation (PDF 355KB).

As of 1 December 2014, the Property Occupations Act 2014 replaced the Property Agents and Motor Dealers Act 2000. Find out more about the new legislation at

When managing a rental property, there are forms that must be used at various stages of the process. Information is available throughout this site about the processes and forms needed for each stage of a tenancy.

Subscribe to our Open house - property managers and owners newsletter to keep informed about the latest news and issues on renting in Queensland.

The RTA runs tenancy information seminars and webinars throughout Queensland for property managers and agents, and new and experienced property owners and landlords.

The Median rents quick finder has information on the median rent levels for various property types across Queensland.

Useful contacts

Australian Resident Accommodation Managers Association (Queensland) (ARAMA)

Phone: 07 3257 3927

Office of Fair Trading (OFT)

Property management – real estate agents and residential letting agents:
Phone: 13 QGOV (13 74 68)

Office of State Revenue (OSR)

Phone: 1300 300 734

OSR can provide information about leasing your principal place of residence to tenants. You may not be eligible for the First Home Owner Grant and may incur transfer duty and land tax.

Property Owners Association of Queensland (POAQ)

Phone: 07 3378 7411

Translating and Interpreting Services (TIS)

Phone: 131 450