Read the refreshed pocket guide for tenants (Form 17a)

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The Residential Tenancies Authority (RTA) has refreshed the Pocket guide for tenants – houses and units (Form 17a).

This handy guide outlines the basic rules about renting in Queensland to help tenants understand their rights and responsibilities. It is a requirement of renting a property to provide the Form 17a to tenants.

Useful features of the refreshed 17a include:

  • Concise and to the point tenancy information
  • Clear explanations of RTA processes such as bond lodgements and bond refunds.

The updated guide is now available on the RTA website and is printer-friendly.

In addition to receiving the Form 17a, tenants must also be given an Entry condition report (Form 1a) and a copy of the lease or tenancy agreement (Form 18a). Remember, the bond must always be lodged with the RTA within 10 days of receiving it.

For more information on tenants’ rights and responsibilities, visit

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