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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
January 31, 2022
Whether students are renting in purpose-built student accommodation, sharing a house with others or going it alone in a unit, it’s important they understand their tenancy rights and responsibilities.
For some students, this may be their first time away from home and renting on their own, or their first time in Australia. Students are encouraged to read their agreement and ask questions to clarify expectations before they sign, and be aware that they should receive a receipt for any money they pay.
In this episode of Talking Tenancies, we discuss tips for students renting in Queensland with RTA's Kate Edmonds.