Tenants intending to rent out entire properties, or rooms in properties they have rented, are reminded to seek written permission from the owner or property manager first.
Residential Tenancies Authority (RTA) Chief Executive Officer Jennifer Smith said owners have the right to know of all people living in their rental property.
“Property owners or managers can ask for an application or references before they approve such an arrangement, but must have a good reason to say no,” said Ms Smith.
Once approved to sub-let, the head-tenant has the same responsibilities as a property manager/owner.
“Also, any bond collected must be lodged with the RTA within 10 days, and a receipt provided.”
“We do not want to discourage people from sharing their home to make renting more affordable, we just want to make sure they do so in a way that protects the rights and property of all parties involved.”
More information about sub-letting is available at rta.qld.gov.au or by calling 1300 366 311.