If you share the tenancy with at least one other person and you all sign the tenancy agreement, you are co-tenants. This means that you are individually and jointly responsible for the tenancy.
The Bond Lodgement form can record the amount of bond paid by each co-tenant. It is important that everyone who contributes to the bond signs the form. For an agreed bond refund, the same people will need to sign the Refund of Rental Bond at the end of the tenancy.
If you move into an established shared tenancy, you may be required to pay a share of the bond. You can pay the bond to a remaining tenant, or to the tenant who is leaving. The person who receives your bond must give you a receipt.
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