Last updated 11 August 2016

The Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008 (Qld) (RTRA Act) sets out the rights and responsibilities of tenants, lessors, residents, providers and agents. The RTRA Act applies to residential tenancy agreements and rooming accommodation agreements for renting of premises such as houses, flats, units, houseboats, caravans, moveable dwellings and rooming accommodation. However, it does not cover boarding and lodging (except if a bond is paid, in which case the RTRA Act will apply in relation to the bond only), accommodation for school students or holiday lettings.

Parties in a residential tenancy agreement may have different rights and obligations under the RTRA Act than those in a rooming accommodation agreement.