Talking Tenancies
Rental law changes overview

Rental law changes overview

September 26, 2022

Queensland tenancy laws are changing from 1 October 2022, the new laws provide tenants, property managers and owners with a greater number of reasons to end a tenancy, a framework for negotiating renting with pets and repair orders as well as a few other amendments.   

In this episode, we’ll be providing an overview of the new tenancy laws taking effect from 1 October 2022. There will be separate episodes that detail each of the key changes in the following month.  

RTA's expert,  Megan James takes us through an overview of the changes to Queensland tenancy laws taking effect from 1 October 2022. Visit rta.qld.gov.au for more information.

What is fair wear and tear?

What is fair wear and tear?

June 6, 2022

For a term bandied around a lot, the term wear and tear claims a fair share of the debate over damage to rented properties. 

When you put fair in front of the wear and tear part the interpretation becomes even more complex. 

In this episode, we aim to help clarify exactly what it is and how it applies to a tenancy with the RTA's Marc Fidler.

Compliance and enforcement strategy

Compliance and enforcement strategy

May 23, 2022

The RTA’s Compliance and Enforcement function supports fairness in the rental sector through ensuring that all parties to a tenancy comply with the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008 (the Act). In this episode of Talking Tenancies, we gain insights from the RTA's Stuart Taylor on the proactive approach to education in the sector. 

Nuisance neighbours

Nuisance neighbours

May 9, 2022

Whether renting or not, neighbours can sometimes impact the quiet enjoyment of our living environment – this can stem from noise, smoking, parking, rubbish or overgrown properties. In this episode, we aim to give you some tips on how to live in harmony with your neighbours and what you can do when it all gets a bit too much to handle. Our RTA expert in this episode is Jill Davidson.

Rooming accommodation

Rooming accommodation

April 25, 2022

The Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008 (the Act) contains the rules covering rooming accommodation such as boarding houses, hostels, and off-campus student accommodation in Queensland. In this episode of Talking Tenancies, the RTA's Lynn Smith helps us to understand the differences when it comes to rooming accommodation. 

The evolution of RTA Web Services

The evolution of RTA Web Services

April 11, 2022

RTA Web Services make updating your bond details and completing essential tenancy transactions faster, easier, and more convenient for all parties. The RTA's Tim Perrott joins us this episode to step us through each RTA Web Service and how it works.

Taking photos in a rental property

Taking photos in a rental property

March 28, 2022

At different stages of a tenancy, a property manager/owner or prospective buyer/tenant may want to take photos inside and outside of the rental property for various reasons, such as to advertise a property for sale or re-let, or during inspections for records and as supporting evidence for formal documentation like entry and exit condition reports. In this episode of Talking Tenancies, the RTA's Christian Herrmann guides us through what we need to know when taking photos in a rental property

Beyond dispute resolution - next steps

Beyond dispute resolution - next steps

March 14, 2022

Sometimes during the life of a tenancy, disagreements may occur between the parties involved. The RTA is here to help all parties in an impartial way, whilst ensuring all obligations under the legislation are met through our dispute resolution service. If an agreement cannot be reached, this is where there is the option of taking the matter to the Queensland Civil Administrative Tribunal – QCAT. In this episode of Talking Tenancies, we are joined by RTA's Michaela Alletsee.

Mythbusting the role of the RTA

Mythbusting the role of the RTA

February 28, 2022

In this episode we will bust some myths and misconceptions to help get a greater understanding of the RTA’s role and what we do to support the Queensland rental sector with the RTA's Rowan Bayliss.

How we can help you better when you call

How we can help you better when you call

February 14, 2022

When you contact us at the RTA, there is some information you can gather to make sure we can provide the right information for your situation and the support you need. Being prepared before picking up the phone and understanding the RTA’s role and responsibilities can go a long way to help us guide you to a better outcome. 

In this episode of Talking Tenancies, we discuss ways you can take action to help us help you with your enquiry with the RTA's Susan Cridland.

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