Tenancy database - Applying to the Tribunal

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A QCAT Application for Minor Civil Dispute - Residential Tenancy Dispute form is available online at www.qcat.qld.gov.au or from your local courthouse.

When applying to the Tribunal it is useful to have a copy of your database listing as evidence of who listed you and when you were listed. It is also useful to have evidence to support your case.

On your Tribunal application, you are the applicant. Your first respondent is the agent or lessor who listed you on the database.

The second respondent is the database company (e.g: TICA Default Tenancy Control Pty Ltd). Naming both the listing agent and the database company as respondents ensures the Tribunal will send both a copy of any Tribunal order to remove the listing.

On the application tick the appropriate box to indicate the section of the Act you are applying under. Lodge copies of your completed application at the Tribunal closest to the rental premises, or at the QCAT registry at 259 Queen Street. Brisbane.

A filing fee of $20 will apply. The Tribunal will send you a letter to notify you of the date, time and location of your hearing. If you are disputing a proposed listing your application can request an order that the lessor or agent not list you on a database.

If you are disputing an existing listing your application can request an order that the listing person remove your details from the database. You can also ask the Tribunal to order that the listing person write to you to confirm when the listing is removed.