Tenancy database listings

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In residential tenancies if a Tribunal terminates your tenancy for rent arrears or repeated breaches or if you are given a Notice to Remedy Breach for rent arrears and leave owing rent in excess of the bond amount, the lessor or agent can list your name on a tenancy database.

If your name is listed on a tenancy database it can affect your ability to rent a property in the future. You must be notified if your former agent or lessor proposes to put your name on a tenancy database.

The Act sets out lawful reasons you can be listed. You can apply to the Tribunal for an urgent hearing if you dispute a proposed database listing or an existing listing.

Residential Tenancies Authority (RTA)

The RTA is the government authority that oversees renting laws in Queensland. The RTA provides information and services for tenants, lessors, agents, providers and residents. RTA forms are available from Australia Post Offices, online at www.rta.qld.gov.au or Ph: 1300 366 311