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RTA puts tenancy laws in your language

Jun 2015

The RTA's new Spanish translation of the mandatory Pocket guide for tenants – houses and units (Form 17a) is the latest in the series of pocket guides now available in 8 languages.

RTA Senior Community Outreach Officer Valentina Dimoska said the pocket guide given to tenants at the start of the tenancy is available in English, Arabic, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Vietnamese and now Spanish.

"Tenancy law differs from state to state, and in some cases Queensland renting laws are very different to other parts of the world," Valentina said.

"That's why it's really important that we offer resources in several languages so more people can better understand our laws and enjoy successful tenancies here in Queensland."

Agents and property owners are also reaping the benefits of the RTA’s translated information.

Our Real Estate Principal Vera Vukolic has managed hundreds of tenants in her 15 years as an agent.

She said having resources available for tenants in several languages helped both agents and tenants understand their rights and responsibilities.

"Being in real estate is very rewarding but you have to be able to communicate well," Vera said.

"Having renting information available in other languages is a win-win because it helps people better understand renting rules in Queensland and makes our jobs more enjoyable."

Download or order the translated Pocket guide for tenants – houses and units online or call 1300 366 311.