When you inspect residential premises, the lessor or agent may ask you to pay a key deposit. If you pay a key deposit, you must be given a receipt.
When you return the key, this money must be refunded to you, whether or not you proceed with an application for tenancy. If you pay a key deposit, this money should be refunded when you return the key.
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