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Tenancy Agreements

A tenancy agreement is a written agreement between a tenant or resident and a property manager/owner or provider.

Types of agreements include:

A tenancy agreement must include:

  • The name and address of the tenant, and the property manager/owner or provider
  • The dates when the agreement starts and ends (or state that the agreement is periodic)
  • Details about how the tenant should pay the rent and how much rent is to be paid
  • Details about what the tenant and the property manager/owner or provider can and cannot do, known as ‘standard terms’
  • Any special terms (these should be agreed in advance, e.g. that dogs are allowed but must be kept outside or carpet cleaning)

Period of tenancy agreement

  • Fixed term agreement – where a tenant/resident agrees to rent a property for a fixed amount of time (for example, 6, 9 or 12 months)
  • Periodic agreement – when a tenant/resident lives there for an indefinite period

Further information about renting in Queensland can be found in Pocket guide for tenants – houses and units (Form 17a)

(All information has been provided by the Residential Tenancies Authority and further information can be accessed by visiting their website or contacting them directly 1300 366 311)