The Residential Tenancies Authority (RTA) is the Queensland Government statutory body that administers the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008 (the Act). The RTA provides tenancy information, bond management, dispute resolution, investigation, policy and education services -

As the Landlord, you must

  • ensure the property is vacant, clean and in good repair at the start of the tenancy
  • respect the rights of the tenant to quiet enjoyment of the property
  • comply with all health and safety laws
  • keep the property in a good state of repair
  • provide reasonable security with locks in good working order and supply keys for each lock
  • pay all charges, levies, premiums, rates and taxes for the property and cover the costs of preparing the tenancy agreement
  • reimburse the tenant for money spent on emergency repairs (conditions apply)
  • lodge all bond money with the RTA

The tenant must

  • pay the rent on time
  • keep the property clean and undamaged and leave it in the same condition it was in when they moved in (fair wear and tear excepted)
  • keep to the terms of the tenancy agreement
  • respect their neighbours’ right to peace and quiet

For a complete overview please read the Managing general tenancies fact sheet from the Residential Tenancies Authority.