Welcome to our first edition of Open house – Tenants

Summer 2016

We hope you enjoy reading the inaugural edition of the RTA’s Open house newsletter created especially for tenants. The purpose of the newsletter is to inform you about your rights and responsibilities under the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008 (the Act) and to highlight pertinent issues in the residential rental sector.

The RTA is the state government statutory authority that administers the Act. Our purpose is provide tenancy information and support, bond management, dispute resolution, investigation, policy and education services which helps to make renting work for everyone.
This edition includes the following articles:

  • Additional tenancy database laws which strengthen existing protections for tenants
  • A Brisbane property owner convicted and fined for breaching tenancy laws
  • Moving out: what you need to do
  • Forwarding address: why you should provide your forwarding address to the property manager/owner and the RTA