The Queensland Civil and Administrative Court (QCAT) negotiates disputes relating to minor civil disputes – rental cases. For more information about QCAT, see Going to the Tribunal to Solve a Tenancy Dispute and the Fact Sheet on Resolving Tenancy Disputes Leases can only be terminated in accordance with the law. Owners/agents must follow the procedure of the law to terminate a rental agreement or take possession of the premises, or they can expect sanctions under the law. The RTA has a free dispute resolution service. For more information, see the dispute resolution page on the RTA website. The state lease is a legal quality contract between the department (also called owner/lessor) and you, the tenant. The Agreement describes the rights and obligations of you and the Division. The RTA provides standard contract forms. The type of agreement that applies to you depends on the type of accommodation you rent. The tenant must return a signed copy of the lease within 5 days of receipt of the contract. Once the lessor has received the lease signed by the tenant, the lessor has 14 days to sign the contract and make a copy available to the tenant.
If the tenant rents a room in shared accommodation, it is very important that the agreement defines the parts of the tenant`s exclusive premises and the parts of the tenants. Potential tenants may be asked to pay a deposit to block a building they wish to rent. A copy of the proposed general lease agreement must be given to potential tenants before paying the operating deposit, and a capital deposit can only be taken by a potential tenant for each property. For more information on retirement deposits, see the payment form for rents and capital bonds. If you sign a lease, you contractually promise that you will pay the landlord`s rent. This is a legal obligation that the courts take seriously. You may be held liable to the landlord for loss of income suffered by the landlord as a result of not paying the rent, even if you have a good reason for not being able to take possession of it. In some situations, it may be cheaper for you to simply take possession and immediately notify that you will evacuate once the notice period has expired – sometimes it may be better to pay one or two months` rent than to go to court and be forced to pay more.
The lease agreement does not necessarily end when the lease expires. When a “periodic” term is chosen, the rental agreement is automatically renewed on the basis of the same conditions as the first lease, unless it is modified by a formal termination in accordance with the legal provisions. A “periodic monthly lease”, with a duration of one year, therefore consists in fact of 12 separate leases, automatically renewing. The lease agreement continues to be renewed automatically until one of the parties wishes to terminate the lease (by termination in due form according to the right to think). . . .