In the 2021–22 financial year, rooming accommodation tenancy agreements accounted for over 18,000 of all Queensland tenancies.
To better support those in rooming accommodation agreements within the Queensland rental sector, we've created four new checklists:
Rooming accommodation – Provider/manager checklist
This resource for Rooming accommodation providers/managers provides a checklist for things you are required to do at the beginning and end of a tenancy. There are also reminders of key things to be aware of during a tenancy.
Rooming accommodation – Resident checklist for supported accommodation and boarding house residents
This is an easy-read introduction to things to know about renting in rooming accommodation. The checklist tells you the most important things to do:
- before you start a tenancy
- when you start a tenancy
- during a tenancy
- at the end of a tenancy.
Rooming accommodation - Resident checklist for starting a tenancy
This checklist will help you make sure you:
- understand a rooming accommodation agreement before you sign it
- have all the paperwork and access you need when starting a rooming accommodation tenancy
Rooming accommodation – Resident checklist for during and ending a tenancy
This resource has reminders and tips about key rights and responsibilities during your tenancy. There is also a checklist showing what to do at the end of your tenancy.
These resources have been developed to deliver on our commitment to provide differentiated and customer-centric services that help inform and support the Queensland rental sector.
If you'd like to know more about rooming accommodation agreements, view the following resources:
Rooming accommodation coverage fact sheet
The Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008 (the Act) lists the rules for renting a place to live in Queensland. It gives specific rules for residents and provider/agents involved in renting rooming accommodation, such as boarding houses, supported accommodation and off-campus student accommodation.
Rights and responsibilities of residents and providers fact sheet
The Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008 (the Act) lists the rights and responsibilities of people living in, and operating, rooming accommodation such as boarding houses, hostels, and off-campus student accommodation.
Rooming accommodation tenancies
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