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Managing general tenancies in Queensland
Managing general tenancies in Queensland  The Residential Tenancies Authority  RTA  is the Queensland Government statutory...
Contents Before a tenancy.........................................2  Emergency repairs . ....................................
Before a tenancy When an agent acts on your behalf You are responsible for meeting the requirements of the Act. If you emp...
     the name of the prospective tenant      the address of the rental property      the date the deposit is received     ...
The Queensland Fire and Rescue Service recommends the use of photoelectric smoke alarms. You must       install smoke alar...
Starting a tenancy Tenancy agreement Sections 61   64 A tenancy agreement, also known as a lease, is a legally binding wri...
     Periodic agreement     when the tenant agrees to rent the property for an unspecified amount of time  there will be a...
The RTA will send you and the tenant an acknowledgement of rental bond letter that includes a rental bond number. This num...
Rent  Receipts and records  Sections 83-97  Section 88  Rent can be paid in the following approved ways   If a tenant pays...
Rent in advance Section 87 You can ask a tenant for rent to be paid in advance       fixed term agreement  a maximum of 4 ...
Unpaid rent procedure If rent is unpaid for up to 7 days, discuss the problem with the tenant.  Give the tenant a Notice t...
During a tenancy Entry Sections 192   199 and 202 You have the right to enter the property to inspect it and carry out mai...
Lawful purpose of entry  Minimum notice required  To inspect the property  7 days Inspections cannot happen more than once...
Maintenance and routine repairs Sections 185 and 215 You are responsible for ensuring the property is fit to live in and i...
Unapproved fixtures or structural changes  Breaches by the lessor  If a tenant installs a fixture or makes a structural ch...
Notice periods Example of a 7 day notice period  Notice served  9 June  JUNE SUN  MON  TUES  WED  THUR  FRI  SAT  1  2  3 ...
Selling a tenanted property Sections 203   204, 286, 307 If the tenant is on a fixed term agreement, you cannot make them ...
Ending a tenancy A tenancy agreement may be ended by either you or the tenant when        a mortgagee is to take possessio...
Notice to leave Section 329 The Notice to leave  Form 12  is used when asking a tenant to vacate the property. Reason for ...
Notice of intention to leave Section 331 The Notice of intention to leave  Form 13  is used by the tenant to notify you th...
Exit condition report  Refunding the bond  Section 66  Sections 123   144  The Exit condition report  Form 14a  is complet...
If agreement is not reached, the person who lodged the dispute request form can apply to QCAT for a decision. They must do...
tenant can apply to QCAT for a decision on the matter  time limits may apply .  Retaliatory eviction  You can get informat...
After a tenancy Keeping records Sections 63, 65   66 You must keep the tenancy agreement, the Entry condition report  Form...
Tenancy matters we   re here to help  Visit our website rta.qld.gov.au                                          download f...
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