Repairs & Maintenance - Pest Control

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The Act says that the lessor, agent or provider must maintain the premises in good repair and in a state fit for you to live in.

You must keep the place clean and not damage the premises. If you follow your responsibilities under the Act and do not cause a pest problem (e.g. by keeping a pet on the premises), then, regardless of what is written in your agreement, your lessor, agent or provider will be responsible for pest control.

If you have a pet in the premises during the tenancy, you will need to do pest control or have professional pest control carried out. Keep any receipts as evidence. If there is a dispute about pest control, these documents can show that you have taken reasonable steps to reduce any pest control problem.

Information supplied courtesy of the Tenants Union of Queensland Inc

Further information and advice for Queensland tenants can be sourced from www.tenantsqld.org.au