Residential Tenancy Agreement QLD
In Queensland, the General tenancy agreement (Form 18a) applies to the renting out of houses, townhouses, units and houseboats.
Unlike some states which allow oral agreements between landlords and tenants, it is a requirement in Queensland that all tenancies must have a written agreement. This includes instances where a rental property is leased by a friend or family member.
The lease agreement needs to include the following:
1. Names and addresses of both the tenants and managers or landlords.
2. Start and end dates of the lease, or a statement that the lease is periodic.
3. What the rental amount is and when and how this must be paid.
4. Standard terms as to what the agents/landlords/tenants can and cannot do.
5. Any special terms to which all parties have agreed.
When renting out your property privately in Queensland there are also other factors to consider such as condition reports, price increases, bond lodgement and tenant rights which are specific to Victoria.
Residential Tenancy Agreement QLD can be downloaded via THIS LINK.