Rooming accommodation fact sheets

Rental law changes around ending tenancies, renting with pets and the introduction of repair orders commenced on 1 October 2022.

These fact sheets have been prepared specifically for providers and residents in rooming accommodation in Queensland: boarding houses, hostels and off-campus rooming style student accommodation. These types of accommodation are covered by the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008 (the Act).

The RTA has also produced a range of fact sheets for tenants/residents and property managers/owners living in or managing houses, units, flats, caravans and moveable dwellings. These are available on the General tenancy fact sheets and Caravan park (moveable dwelling) fact sheets pages.

Ending a tenancy agreement for managing parties fact sheet

Tenancy agreements can only be ended in accordance with the Act. There are processes that must be followed to end an agreement lawfully, including using the approved form to provide reason for ending the agreement and allowing the right amount of time for the notice period.

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Ending a tenancy agreement for tenants/residents fact sheet

Tenancy agreements can only be ended in accordance with the Act. There are processes that must be followed to correctly end an agreement, including using the approved form to provide reasons for ending the agreement and allowing the right amount of time for the notice period.

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House rules in rooming accommodation fact sheet

House rules are rules about the use, enjoyment, control or management of rooming accommodation such as a boarding house, supported accommodation service, off-campus student accommodation and other rooming style accommodation. 

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New renter checklist – moving in

Renting for the first time can be exciting and there are things you can do at every stage to help make the process go smoothly. Use the checklist below to know where you stand and know what to do before you start looking, when you apply for a rental property and during your agreement.

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New renter checklist - moving out

If you’re moving out of your first rental, it’s important you know the processes and steps around ending a tenancy. This RTA checklist can help guide you through the moving out process. 

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Renting with pets fact sheet

Tenants are required to seek the lessor’s consent to keep a pet at the rental property. Lessors can provide approval subject to reasonable conditions as agreed with the tenant, or refuse the request only based on specific reasons under the legislation.

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Rooming accommodation agreements fact sheet

A Rooming accommodation agreement (Form R18) is the agreement between a resident and a provider which sets out the terms that apply to a resident’s stay in rooming accommodation such as boarding houses, supported accommodation services, off-campus student accommodation and other rooming style accommodation.

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