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Preventing and dealing with common disputes in summer
Bringing tenancy information and support to a town near you.
Introducing Web Service enhancements in February
Quick and easy checks for the Christmas break
RTA Web Services available 24/7 this holiday season
Five steps to help you prepare for a smooth transition
Online platform for bond refunds, bond disputes and updating customer details
Consultation open until 28 December 2019
Resources to help support new students and first-time renters
RTA launching online services for refunds, bond disputes and updating customer details
Focusing on outcomes and preserving relationships
Two free webinars to help you navigate new online forms
Digital ID verification platform is key to secure online transactions
Serving notices and calculating notice periods
“Unscrupulous” offender Melissa Russo convicted
Register for a focus group now
Hints and tips to help work through disputes in a tenancy
Take action during Get Ready Queensland Week (13–19 October)
RTA making strides towards strategic objectives
Bulk printing to cease from 1 January 2020
Celebrating International Tenants’ Day 2019
Agency interfering with tenants’ reasonable peace, comfort and privacy of using rental premises
Repeated breaches of landlord attract penalty
Lodge single bonds online for more speed and convenience
New Bond Lodgement web service to replace PDF upload facility
RTA compliance crackdown continues
Rental information and help at your fingertips
Steer clear of shared email accounts
Check your eligibility – rebates up to $3,500 available
Tenancy law enforcement and compliance
Free sessions for tenants, agents and property owners/managers
Translated tenancy information at your fingertips
Median length of tenancies in houses is growing
Quarterly data gives insights to the Queensland rental sector
Tune into this month’s RTA webinar for the essentials of ending a tenancy
Know the process and ensure you’re prepared
New online service available for single bond lodgements
Do it legally, do it right and put it in writing!
Register for the next RTA webinar
Tenants are entitled to reasonable peace, comfort and privacy
Skillsets for Successful Tenancies – Dollars and Sense
Know your rights and obligations
Helpful DFV resources for property managers
Rules and top tips for tenants and landlords
Program trial available in Bundaberg, Gladstone and Townsville
Handy maintenance checklist for a fuss-free winter in your rental home
Court hands down $3000 fine
Know thy rules and love thy neighbours
Witness signatures no longer required
Know your rights, responsibilities and best practices
We’re making it easier for you to do business with us
New facility offers coordinated multi-agency advice for renters and property managers/owners.
Additional help and support available for North Queenslanders
Keep up to date with the Renting in Queensland Initiative.
Get to know your renting basics.
Watch the RTA’s handy video to help you complete the Refund of rental bond (Form 4).
Protect yourself – know your renting rights and responsibilities.
RTA, QPS and OFT collaborate in major investigation.
Support is available for those experiencing violence in their home.
Plan ahead for severe weather events.
There are rules around ending an agreement early.
Prepare for hot weather and storm season just around the corner.
The latest version of 17b pocket guide is now available online.
Real estate agency fined for submitting misleading document.
Give adequate notice and seek permission before entering a home.
Reminder to use the correct tenancy agreement in a park.
Cairns accommodation director prosecuted for offences against the Act.
Joint compliance operation between the RTA and the Office of Fair Trading.
Tenants should have a choice in how they pay their rent.
Before you increase a tenant’s rent, know your obligations.
We have updated our Pocket guide for tenants – houses and units (Form 17a).
Two free 90-minute seminars for landlords and property managers in Mackay on Tuesday 19th June.
Finding and keeping housing in the private market is not impossible if you know where to get support.
Watch this video to find out if your special terms in tenancy agreements are compliant with the law.
Don’t leave a tenant exposed when advertising a rental property for rent or sale.
The RTA has significantly ramped up investigations and increased the number of prosecutions.
Penalty notices have increased by 700 per cent compared to previous years.
A real estate agency in Townsville has been fined $8,500 for committing several offences.
A real estate agency has been fined for requiring a tenant to purchase carpet cleaning services
The inclusion of a special term regarding carpet cleaning is not necessary
Tenants and property managers/owners are being urged to know their rights when it comes to emergency repairs
A Brisbane property owner has been fined $2000 for unlawfully recovering possession of premises
An important reminder for tenants moving out of a rental property – take time to complete the exit condition report.
Tenants intending to rent out entire properties, or rooms in properties they have rented, are reminded to seek permission
Bond disputes are the most common type of tenancy dispute in Queensland
Tenants are urged to contact the RTA to update their details
One of the most commonly asked questions about rental property maintenance
Partnership between the RTA and Department of Justice and Attorney-General
What to do if a noisy dog moves into a rental property next door
What are the rules around charging more rent in a boarding house?
Mandatory documentation to be distributed to the tenant prior to renting a van.
Who's responsible for removal of graffiti on a rental property?
There are a substantial number of offences under the RTRA Act.
It is illegal to take a residents good in lieu of unpaid rent
Where do you stand if your rental property is broken into?
Who's responsible if a window in a rental property is accidentally broken?
WOP is the last straw for getting rid of troublesome tenants
Breaking a lease for excessive hardship – what are my rights and what costs are involved?
The rules governing the holding of deposit to secure a rental property
What are the stipulations about security in rooming accommodation?
Unsure how damage and wear to a rental property is defined?
Don’t dive into the deep end without understanding your rights and responsibilities.
Learn how to get your caravan fixed as soon as possible.
Two’s company, three’s a crowd. Know when it’s time to ask someone to leave.
Fur babies in the balance, how the discussion about letting them on the lease is progressing.
Ways to take the sting out of high water bills.