Stay up to date with all news and useful information about renting in Queensland. From changes in rental rules and procedures, to other interesting topics to do with your rental home in Queensland – the RTA newsroom has it covered.
Prepare for hot weather and storm season just around the corner.
The latest version of 17b pocket guide is now available online.
Real estate agency fined for submitting misleading document.
Give adequate notice and seek permission before entering a home.
Reminder to use the correct tenancy agreement in a park.
Cairns accommodation director prosecuted for offences against the Act.
Joint compliance operation between the RTA and the Office of Fair Trading.
Tenants should have a choice in how they pay their rent.
Before you increase a tenant’s rent, know your obligations.
We have updated our Pocket guide for tenants – houses and units (Form 17a).
Two free 90-minute seminars for landlords and property managers in Mackay on Tuesday 19th June.
Finding and keeping housing in the private market is not impossible if you know where to get support.
Watch this video to find out if your special terms in tenancy agreements are compliant with the law.
Don’t leave a tenant exposed when advertising a rental property for rent or sale.
The RTA has significantly ramped up investigations and increased the number of prosecutions.
Penalty notices have increased by 700 per cent compared to previous years.
A real estate agency in Townsville has been fined $8,500 for committing several offences.
The Court fined Coronis Realty for requiring a tenant to purchase carpet cleaning services
The inclusion of a special term regarding carpet cleaning is not necessary
Tenants and property managers/owners are being urged to know their rights when it comes to emergency repairs
A Southport property owner has been fined $2000 for unlawfully recovering possession of premises
An important reminder for tenants moving out of a rental property – take time to complete the exit condition report.
Tenants intending to rent out entire properties, or rooms in properties they have rented, are reminded to seek permission
Bond disputes are the most common type of tenancy dispute in Queensland
Tenants are urged to contact the RTA to update their details
One of the most commonly asked questions about rental property maintenance
Partnership between the RTA and Department of Justice and Attorney-General
What to do if a noisy dog moves into a rental property next door
What are the rules around charging more rent in a boarding house?
Mandatory documentation to be distributed to the tenant prior to renting a van.
Who's responsible for removal of graffiti on a rental property?
There are a substantial number of offences under the RTRA Act.
It is illegal to take a residents good in lieu of unpaid rent
Where do you stand if your rental property is broken into?
Who's responsible if a window in a rental property is accidentally broken?
WOP is the last straw for getting rid of troublesome tenants
Breaking a lease for excessive hardship – what are my rights and what costs are involved?
The rules governing the holding of deposit to secure a rental property
What are the stipulations about security in rooming accommodation?
Unsure how damage and wear to a rental property is defined?
Don’t dive into the deep end without understanding your rights and responsibilities.
Learn how to get your caravan fixed as soon as possible.
Two’s company, three’s a crowd. Know when it’s time to ask someone to leave.
Fur babies in the balance, how the discussion about letting them on the lease is progressing.
Ways to take the sting out of high water bills.