The RTA has prepared a range of forms to help providers/agents and residents meet their responsibilities under the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008 (the Act). These forms are specifically for rooming accommodation such as boarding houses, hostels, off campus student accommodation and other rooming style accommodation covered by the Act in Queensland.
If a rental bond is required or has been paid, the provider/agent must fill in this form to record the details of the condition of the resident’s room at the start of a Rooming accommodation agreement (Form R18). It must be signed by both parties and a copy given to the resident. It can be used as evidence of the condition of the room.
A bond can be transferred from one agreement to another, with the permission of the previous and new providers/agents. It can also be used where the resident changes rooms within a rental premises. This form lets the RTA know current details for the bond.
At the commencement of every new agreement, a provider/agent must complete a Rooming accommodation agreement (Form R18) with the new resident. Both parties are to sign and keep a copy of the agreement.
This form is used to tell the resident that they have to leave the premises because a mortgagee (such as a bank or financial institution) is going to take possession of the premises from the owner.
Must you use RTA forms?
These forms were produced by the RTA to help providers and residents meet their obligations under the Act. In most instances, the Act specifies where an approved form must be used. Therefore the RTA strongly advises that, where possible, the approved form be used. However, if you cannot obtain a copy of a form when an approved form is needed, the Acts Interpretation Act 1954 allows for a person to use their own forms provided they are substantially the same as the approved form.
For more information contact the Residential Tenancies Authority on 1300 366 311.
Accessing RTA forms
The RTA’s forms can be obtained electronically or in person by:
1300 366 311
Level 23, 179 Turbot St Brisbane
If you need interpreting assistance to help you understand this information, contact TIS on 13 14 50 (for the cost of a local call) and ask to speak to the Residential Tenancies Authority (RTA).