When tenants change during a tenancy, the property manager/owner must agree to any changes on the tenancy agreement.
If there are changes to the rental bond arrangements during a tenancy, a Change of bond contributors request must be submitted via RTA Web Services, or by sending a completed Change of bond contributors (Form 6) to the RTA.
The tenant/s leaving will need to get their share of the bond from the tenant/s moving in or those remaining. It is important for both the tenant/s moving out and the tenant/s moving in, that this change request is completed and signed.
The RTA needs an accurate record of who has contributed to the bond to ensure the refund process goes smoothly at the end of a tenancy.
If there is a bond loan involved the tenant/s must contact the Department of Housing, Local Government, Planning and Public Works to approve the removal of a tenant before submitting the change request to the RTA. Learn more about transferring a bond that involves a bond loan to another property.