New Requirements - if rent is to be paid in a way not listed in the Act (e.g. rent card)
If a lessor/agent wants rent to be paid in a way that is not listed in the Act, they must give the tenant the option to pay in at least two other ways that are listed (e.g. cash, cheque or direct deposit into the lessor/agent’s bank account).
They must also tell the tenant of any extra charges, such as a joining fee or a service fee that is not the rent, that may be payable by the tenant.
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