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9 minutes | Oct 23, 2022
Repair orders and more
Queensland tenancy laws are changing from 1 October 2022, the new laws provide tenants, property managers and owners with a greater number of reasons to end a tenancy, introduces a framework for negotiating renting with pets, repair orders as well as a few other amendments. In this episode, we’ll be specifically focusing on the tenancy law changes around the introduction of repair orders and other amendments. RTA expert, Taylor Dean walks us through the new Queensland tenancy law changes when it comes to repairs and other amendments. Visit www.rta.qld.gov.au/podcast for more information.
26 minutes | Oct 20, 2022
First time renters
There’s a lot to remember when it comes to renting a property and it can be quite overwhelming if you’ve never done it before, trying to find your way on your own. Renting rules and legislation can vary quite a lot state to state, so first time renting in a different state also has its own challenges. We can help you to understand your rights and responsibilities in all stages of the tenancy and point out the resources available to help you make a home and settle in as quickly as possible. In this episode our expert from the RTA is: Sam Galer - Manager – Customer Experience.
11 minutes | Oct 16, 2022
Renting with pets
Queensland tenancy laws are changing from 1 October 2022, the new laws provide tenants, property managers and owners with a greater number of reasons to end a tenancy, introduces a framework for negotiating renting with pets, repair orders as well as a few other amendments. In this episode, we’ll be focusing on the tenancy law changes around the new framework that’s in place to help tenants and property owners to negotiate renting with a pet. RTA's expert, Sheri Wilton takes us through everything we need to know with the new Queensland tenancy laws when it comes to renting with a pet. Visit www.rta.qld.gov.au/podcast for more information.
7 minutes | Oct 9, 2022
Ending a tenancy
Queensland tenancy laws have changed from 1 October 2022 providing property managers, owners and tenants with a greater number of reasons to end a tenancy, the introduction of a framework for negotiating renting with pets, repair orders as well as a few other amendments. In this episode, we’ll focus specifically on the tenancy law changes around ending a tenancy. RTA's expert, Lynn Smith helps us to get a greater understanding of what we need to know in terms of the new changes to Queensland tenancy laws when ending a tenancy. Visit rta.qld.gov.au for more information.
11 minutes | Sep 25, 2022
Rental law changes overview
Queensland tenancy laws are changing from 1 October 2022, the new laws provide tenants, property managers and owners with a greater number of reasons to end a tenancy, a framework for negotiating renting with pets and repair orders as well as a few other amendments. In this episode, we’ll be providing an overview of the new tenancy laws taking effect from 1 October 2022. There will be separate episodes that detail each of the key changes in the following month. RTA's expert, Megan James takes us through an overview of the changes to Queensland tenancy laws taking effect from 1 October 2022. Visit rta.qld.gov.au for more information.
11 minutes | Jun 5, 2022
What is fair wear and tear?
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.
9 minutes | May 22, 2022
Compliance and enforcement strategy
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.
13 minutes | May 8, 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.
18 minutes | Apr 24, 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.
16 minutes | Apr 10, 2022
The evolution of RTA Web Services
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.
17 minutes | Mar 27, 2022
Taking photos in a rental property
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
14 minutes | Mar 13, 2022
Beyond dispute resolution - next steps
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.
13 minutes | Feb 27, 2022
Mythbusting the role of the RTA
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.
14 minutes | Feb 13, 2022
How we can help you better when you call
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.
13 minutes | Jan 30, 2022
Tips for students renting in Queensland
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.
15 minutes | Jan 16, 2022
What is a tenancy agreement?
A tenancy agreement is a legally binding, written agreement between a tenant and a managing party. An agreement must be used even if it is between family or friends. RTA's Helen Doogan joins us to talk about the different agreements and their importance.
12 minutes | Jan 2, 2022
Caravans and moveable dwellings
The Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008 (the Act) applies to renting a place to live in Queensland – including tenancy agreements for caravans, caravan sites, houseboats, rented manufactured homes and moveable dwellings for residential purposes. In this episode with RTA's Blair Lawson, we talk about the key differences in caravan and moveable dwelling tenancies.
12 minutes | Dec 19, 2021
Festive season safety and security
As the end of the year rapidly approaches, it can be easy to get carried away during the festive season with celebrations and commitments. In this episode, we have some tips and reminders to help tenants plan for a happy, safe secure and enjoyable holiday season. In this episode with RTA's Ben Gerwald, we talk about how to enjoy this festive season with peace of mind as a tenant in Queensland.
17 minutes | Dec 5, 2021
Domestic and family violence protections
Everyone deserves to feel safe at home, and domestic and family violence is never acceptable. Domestic and family violence (DFV) occurs when one person in an intimate personal, family or informal carer relationship uses violence or abuse to maintain power and control over the other person. Living with DFV can have a devastating impact on a person’s autonomy, independence, wellbeing and safety. In this episode with RTA's Sam Galer, we'll talk about the updated renting laws that may be able to help someone who is experiencing DFV in a rental property to leave the situation quickly, or feel safer in their home.
17 minutes | Nov 21, 2021
How to protect yourself from rental scams
The Residential Tenancies Authority urges Queensland tenants to remain vigilant and be alert when searching for their next rental property. Common scams can include online classified ads or social media posts from people pretending to be real property managers or owners that mislead tenants into paying deposits or bonds for rental properties that are sometimes fake or unavailable addresses. These unfortunate situations leave prospective tenants in the challenging position of trying to recover their losses which can be a long and drawn out process. In this episode, RTA’s Marc Fidler takes us through some tips on how to protect yourself from a rental scam.
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