Penalties and Fees

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Your agreement must not include conditions that require you to pay a penalty fee (or fine) if you breach the agreement in some way, such as pay rent late or break the agreement early.

If your lessor or provider seeks to impose a penalty fee it is an offence and they could be fined. However, it is not unlawful for the lessor or provider to offer you a rent discount, for example by offering you a discount if you pay rent on time.


Information supplied courtesy of the Tenants Union of Queensland Inc

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