Renters/agents can also identify a designated workshop in the lease agreement to act on their behalf when emergency repairs are required. A tenancy agreement (also known as a rental agreement) is a legally binding written agreement between a tenant and a property manager/owner. An agreement should also be used when it exists between family or friends. In Queensland, the Residential Tenancies Authority (RTA) is the government authority that oversees the law and holds all lease obligations. The RTA provides information and rental forms and publications for tenants, landlords, brokers, occupants and suppliers. The tenant must receive a copy of the room apartment contract on the day or day they move into the room. If they do not get an agreement to sign, they still have protection under the law. Prospective tenants may be required to post a deposit to place a house in a building they wish to rent. A copy of the proposed general tenancy agreement must be presented to potential tenants prior to payment of the storage deposit, and a storage deposit may only be levied by a potential tenant for each property. For more information on deposit ownership, please see the rent and detention deposit information sheet. A room apartment contract is a legally binding contract between the tenant and the administrator/owner, which must include standard conditions and special conditions (z.B. rules relating to the breeding of domestic animals).
The forms on this page have recently been updated to reflect changes to the Rent and Housing Regulations (COVID-19 Emergency Response) 2020 – effective September 30, 2020. Regulation COVID 19 contains temporary amendments to the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008 to support sustainable rentals in the rental sector during the COVID 19 pandemic. If you pay a loan, you must receive a receipt to justify the payment. You and the person you are paying a loan to, you must complete and sign a DTA Bond Lodgement form that records your signature and details of your loan payment. Repairs and maintenance – includes repair obligations and steps that tenants or residents can take to resolve repair disputes, including routine and emergency repairs, rent reductions and claims if the landlord can repair. It also describes what you can do if you want to terminate your lease because the landlord has seriously violated the agreement by not performing repairs and maintenance. The RTA also offers a free dispute resolution service to help parties settle lease disputes.