Rental law changes resources

1 October 2022 rental law changes

The RTA is continuing to work with Queensland’s rental sector to ensure everyone has access to timely, accurate and impartial information, resources and education about changes to residential tenancy laws.

Information and resources on the rental law changes that commenced on 1 October is available on this webpage below and across the RTA website to help you understand the changes and remain compliant with the laws.

Helpful resources

Video - Summary of changes from 1 October 2022

Summary of the three key changes to Queensland tenancy laws starting 1 October 2022.

Video - Changes to ending tenancies

Understand the changes around ending tenancies from 1 October 2022.

Video - New framework around renting with pets

Find out more about the new framework to negotiate renting with a pet.

Video - Introduction of repair orders

Learn more about repair orders and the changes to your rights and obligations around repairs.

Updated RTA forms (General tenancy and rooming accommodation)

A list of updated RTA forms is below. Please ensure you download and use these latest versions.

Condition report (Form R1)
v5 Oct22

The Condition report (Form R1) is used to record the condition of the resident's room at the start of the rooming accommodation agreement.

162 kB Download

Bond lodgement (Form 2)
v7 Dec 22

The Bond lodgement is used when lodging either a full or part-payment of rental bond money (for Queensland tenancies) with the Residential Tenancies Authority (RTA).

Refund of rental bond (Form 4)
v10 Dec22

The Refund of rental bond (Form 4) is used to request a rental bond refund from the Residential Tenancies Authority (RTA). This form should be completed when the tenancy agreement has ended.

Notice to leave (Form 12)
v24 Dec22

The Notice to leave (Form 12) is used when the lessor/agent is giving notice to the tenant/s to vacate the property. Correct notice periods must always be given.

114.5 kB Download

Notice to leave (Form R12)
v17 Dec22

The Notice to leave (Form R12) is given to the rooming accommodation resident/s when the agent or manager/provider wants them to leave by a certain date.

107.7 kB Download

Pocket guide for tenants - houses and units (Form 17a)
v12 Oct22

The Pocket guide for tenants - house and units (Form 17a) is for tenants who live in houses, flats, units, townhouses and houseboats. It includes information the tenant will need while renting and explains their rights and responsibilities under the law.

650 kB Download

Pocket guide for tenants - caravan parks (Form 17b)
v11 Oct22

The Pocket guide for tenants - caravan parks (Form 17b) is for tenants who live in a caravan or mobile home (manufactured home) or rent a site. It includes information the tenant will need while renting and explains their rights and responsibilities under the law.

270.9 kB Download

Notice to vacate from mortgagee to tenants (Form 19)
v5 Oct22

The purpose of the Notice to vacate from mortgagee to tenant (Form 19) is to inform the tenant/s of a rental property that the mortgagee (or appointed person) will be taking possession of the premises and ending the tenancy agreement.

55.7 kB Download

Pet request response template for lessors
v2 Dec22

A lessor/agent can use this letter template to respond to a tenant's request to keep a pet, and to ensure their response contains the required information and is compliant with legislative requirements.

48.4 kB Download

Domestic and family violence report
v9 Oct22

The Domestic and family violence report which must be completed and signed by an authorised professional can be provided as a type of relevant evidence to support that a tenant/resident is/has been experiencing domestic and family violence.  

95 kB Download

Continuing interest notice
v3 Oct 22

The Continuing interest notice has been developed to support property managers/owners, agents or managers/providers to fulfil their obligations under the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008.

92.9 kB Download
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