Before you rent

There are rules that apply to tenants and property manager/owners in Queensland. These rules may differ from those in other states or countries.

  • Choosing a rental property – tenants should make sure a property matches their lifestyle and needs before signing a tenancy agreement. 
    • tips for choosing a rental property
    • Key deposit
    • holding deposits
    • pets
    • rent bidding
    • tenancy databases
    • Queensland tenancy laws
  • Students – explains the rules and responsibilities for renting as well as information on how international students can receive bond refunds.

This video and other first-time renting resources have been developed for young people by the Queensland Youth Housing Coalition.


Checklist for new tenants
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Current version: v2 Jun21
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