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Stay up to date with all news and useful information about renting in Queensland. From changes in rental rules and procedures, to other interesting topics to do with your rental home in Queensland – the RTA newsroom has it covered.

Landlords in Mackay - Get the facts from a free seminar

Two free 90-minute seminars for landlords and property managers in Mackay on Tuesday 19th June.

Opening Doors: A toolkit for finding private rentals

Finding and keeping housing in the private market is not impossible if you know where to get support.

Get the facts on special terms

Watch this video to find out if your special terms in tenancy agreements are compliant with the law.

Don’t expose yourself – or your tenants

Don’t leave a tenant exposed when advertising a rental property for rent or sale.

RTA increases its prosecutions

The RTA has significantly ramped up investigations and increased the number of prosecutions.

RTA blitz issues record infringement notices

Penalty notices have increased by 700 per cent compared to previous years.

Townsville real estate agents fined $8.5k for breaching rental laws

A real estate agency in Townsville has been fined $8,500 for committing several offences.

Queensland real estate agency fined $10k with a criminal conviction recorded

The Court fined Coronis Realty for requiring a tenant to purchase carpet cleaning services

Should carpet cleaning be included as a special term?

The inclusion of a special term regarding carpet cleaning is not necessary

Emergency repairs: who’s responsible?

Tenants and property managers/owners are being urged to know their rights when it comes to emergency repairs

Southport property owner prosecuted for breaching rental laws

A Southport property owner has been fined $2000 for unlawfully recovering possession of premises

Exit this way: remember the condition report

An important reminder for tenants moving out of a rental property – take time to complete the exit condition report.

Don’t get tripped up when sub-letting

Tenants intending to rent out entire properties, or rooms in properties they have rented, are reminded to seek permission

Bond disputes best resolved out of court

Bond disputes are the most common type of tenancy dispute in Queensland

Unclaimed bonds: remember to update your details

Tenants are urged to contact the RTA to update their details

Who is responsible for mould in a rental property?

One of the most commonly asked questions about rental property maintenance

Partnership to keep rental market fair

Partnership between the RTA and Department of Justice and Attorney-General

Ask the RTA – noisy dog

What to do if a noisy dog moves into a rental property next door

Increasing the rent in rooming accommodation

What are the rules around charging more rent in a boarding house?

Documents the caravan park tenant should have

Mandatory documentation to be distributed to the tenant prior to renting a van.

Removal of graffiti

Who's responsible for removal of graffiti on a rental property?

Penalties and Prosecutions: Get the facts

There are a substantial number of offences under the RTRA Act.

Seizure of a resident’s goods for rent

It is illegal to take a residents good in lieu of unpaid rent

Rentals and robberies

Where do you stand if your rental property is broken into?

Broken windows

Who's responsible if a window in a rental property is accidentally broken?

Warrant of possession – the last straw

WOP is the last straw for getting rid of troublesome tenants

Breaking a lease

Breaking a lease for excessive hardship – what are my rights and what costs are involved?

Holding deposits

The rules governing the holding of deposit to secure a rental property

Security in rooming accommodation

What are the stipulations about security in rooming accommodation?

Moving on fairly

Unsure how damage and wear to a rental property is defined?

Jump into pool safety

Don’t dive into the deep end without understanding your rights and responsibilities.

You and your caravan – who’s responsible for emergency repairs?

Learn how to get your caravan fixed as soon as possible.

Friends – how many is too many?

Two’s company, three’s a crowd. Know when it’s time to ask someone to leave.

Fur babies creating a storm

Fur babies in the balance, how the discussion about letting them on the lease is progressing.

Hosing down disputes over water charging

Ways to take the sting out of high water bills.