Tenancy Fact Sheets
The Tenants’ Union Tenancy Fact sheets provide information about common tenancy issues affecting tenants and residents in Queensland.
Click on the links below to open or download these Tenancy Facts in PDF format.
Renting in Queensland - a quick overview of the rules for renting in Queensland, including starting during and ending tenancies, tips on resolving disputes and who is covered by the Act.
Starting a Tenancy – covers tenancy applications, deposits, tenancy agreements, entry condition reports and payment of bond and rent in advance.
Rent and Other Charges - includes tenant liability for rent and service charges, rent receipts and records, rent arrears and solving disputes over rent or other payments.
Rental Bonds – covers bond payments and receipts, obligations to lodge bonds with the RTA, bond refunds and resolving bond refund disputes.
Entry and Privacy – includes Entry Notice requirements and tenant rights to privacy.
Repairs and Maintenance – covers lessor repair obligations and steps tenants or residents can take to resolve repair disputes, including routine and emergency repairs, rent decreases and compensation claims if the lessor fails to do repairs, and steps you can take if you want to terminate your tenancy because the lessor has failed to do repairs and maintenance.
You Want to Leave – covers notice requirements for tenants and residents who want to end their tenancy and includes tips for ending a tenancy and getting your bond refunded.
Lessor Ends the Tenancy – sets out Notice to Leave requirements if your lessor or provider wants to end your tenancy.
Tenancy Databases – covers the rules under the Act for the use of tenancy databases like TICA and steps you can take to find out if your are listed, or apply to the Tribunal to dispute an inaccurate or unlawful database listing.
Resolving Tenancy Disputes – steps you can take to resolve a tenancy dispute, including information about the RTA Dispute Resolution Service and the process for applying to, or responding to an application in the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal for a minor civil dispute – residential tenancy matter.
Info for tenants affected by floods and cyclones fact sheet for information on tenancy issues related to floods, cyclones and natural disasters.
TUQ Tenancy Facts provide information only and are not intended to provide legal advice.
The Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008 is the legislation that covers tenancies in Queensland including general tenancies and rooming accommodation tenancies.
The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) hears disputes in relation to minor civil disputes - residential tenancy matters. For more information about QCAT see Going to the Tribunal to Solve a Tenancy Dispute and the fact sheet on Resolving Tenancy Disputes
For QCAT contact details and access to QCAT forms visit the QCAT website at www.qcat.qld.gov.au