Bond - Duty to Lodge
The person you pay bond to must lodge the money with the RTA within 10 days of receiving it from you. They must complete and sign a Bond Lodgement form with you and send this form to the RTA along with your bond money.
The Bond Lodgement form gives the RTA a record of the signatures for you, and your lessor, agent or provider. The RTA will check the signatures before refunding the bond at the end of the tenancy.
If parties to the bond change during the tenancy you should contact the RTA to update the signature record. When the RTA receives your bond, it will send you an official receipt.
This includes your rental bond number. If you do not receive an official receipt within two weeks of paying your bond, you should contact the RTA to check that the bond has been lodged. You can contact the RTA at any time to enquire about the status of your bond.
Never sign a blank Refund of Rental Bond form. This is like signing a blank cheque.
Information supplied courtesy of the Tenants Union of Queensland Inc
Further information and advice for Queensland tenants can be sourced from www.tuq.org.au