The State Tenancy Agreement is a legal contract between the department (also called the lessor) and you, the tenant.
The agreement describes both your rights and obligations and those of the department. The Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008 clearly states what is included in this agreement.
Do I get a copy of the agreement?
Yes, you should have received a copy after you signed it. You should also have received the Form 1a - Entry Condition Report and a copy of - Information Statement - renting in Queensland (Form 17a). If you didn't receive these documents, contact your nearest Housing Service Centre.
What does the agreement look like?
The State Tenancy Agreement has two parts:
- Part 1 - the schedule containing details of the home you are moving into; and
Part 2 - the general conditions which apply to all departmental properties.
What do I do with the tenancy agreement?
Read it again carefully so you know all your rights and responsibilities. Keep it safely in case you need to check any of the details in the future.
What happens if I don't keep all the terms of the agreement?
If any part of the agreement is broken, either by you or the department, a breach of the agreement occurs. For example:
- you don't pay your rent as set out in the agreement; or
- the department's staff enter your home without giving you prior notice.
A breach of the agreement may lead to a dispute between you and the department. If it is not corrected, the department or you may take steps to end your tenancy (see Breaches).