Rental law changes

1. Rent increase changes - Legislation to limit rent increase frequency to once every 12 months came into effect on 1 July 2023. Learn more.   

2. Minimum housing standards came into effect for new tenancies (including renewed tenancy agreements) from 1 September 2023. They will come into effect for all remaining tenancies on 1 September 2024. Learn more.

The Talking Tenancies podcast is brought to you by the Residential Tenancies Authority (RTA) and explores everything you need to know about renting in Queensland. We are a state government statutory authority that helps make renting work for everyone, providing tenancy information and support, bond management, dispute resolution, investigations and prosecutions, and education services.

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Talking tenancies with Nasa Walton
23 Mar 2020

RTA Web Services

The introduction of Web Services has made a significant difference to the RTA and the Queensland renting community providing a range of transactions that both managing parties and tenants can complete with us online, 24 hours a day/7 days a week. In this episode our RTA expert is Nasa Walton - Chief Digital Officer.
Talking tenancies with Matt Sturgess
16 Mar 2020

Life cycle of a bond

In this episode we take a look at rental bonds and the process around lodgement, refunds, disputes, increases and how the RTA supports tenants and property owners and managers throughout the life cycle of a bond.
Talking tenancies with Sam Galer
9 Mar 2020

Gardens and Maintenance

In this episode we get into the nitty gritty of gardens and maintenance and answer some of the frequency asked questions we receive. Our RTA Expert in this episode is Sam Galer - Manager - Customer Experience.