Where do I stand?

Posted on November 3, 2015

This is not a simple question to answer. Yes, we would like to make the tenant accountable for every scuff mark and chip when vacating the property, but the reality is there are legislated ‘grey area’ guidelines that are taken into consideration.Firstly, it needs to be determined that it is property damage and not ‘fair wear and tear’.  Fair wear...
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Residential Tenancies And Rooming Accommodation Ac

Posted on July 1, 2009

A new Act that changes some of the rules for renting houses, units, townhouses, caravans & other moveable dwellings starts on 1st July 2009 The Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008 combines & updates the existing laws that cover renting your home. The new Act was the result of an extensive review of the current laws which involved collaboration...
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Posted on March 1, 2009

The start of a new year heralds an evolution of Queensland’s rental legislation with the introduction of the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008. The legislation is the result of collaboration between the Queensland and consumer groups. The Act is designed to ensure that tenancy law remains relevant in an ever changing rental sector. RTA General Manager, Fergus Smith, said...
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A Strong Rental Market Leads To Strong Investment

Posted on January 1, 2009

It has been a constant in the media – all time record low vacancy rates across Australia, rising rents, a high demand for rental properties by tenants, a 1% interest cut by the Reserve Bank (being the largest single rate cut in 16 years) and more to follow, an unstable stock market and a tight, cooling-off sales market. If you take...
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