Calling all tenants and their friends to International Tenants’ Day celebrations in Mt Isa, Rockhampton, Cairns, Gold Coast (Labrador), Brisbane (West End)!

Since 1986, International Tenants Day (ITD) has been celebrated annually in the first week of October. Originating in France, the date was chosen to coincide with the United Nations World Habitat Day. ITD is used to promote and raise awareness of tenants’ right across the world.  Tenants Queensland is committed to improving the conditions for renters in our state and to make renting a secure and respected tenure.

We warmly welcome you to our free ITD events on Tuesday October 2, 2018 to help us celebrate!!  If you are a renter in Queensland you might also like to enter our photo competition

BrisbaneCairnsGold CoastMt IsaRockhampton
Time: 10-2pm
Bunyapa Park/
West End Urban Common
39 Thomas Street , West End

FREE BBQ
entertainment, tenancy information 
Ph: 3832 9447
Time: 2-4pm
208 McLeod St, Cairns (TQ Cairns office).

FREE BBQ, tenancy information and fun!
Ph: 4241 0016
Time: 11–2pm
Harley Park, Labrador

FREE BBQ
entertainment, tenancy information
Ph: 5525 6599
Time: 9 -11am
Mount Isa Neighbourhood Centre, 72 Marian St, Mt Isa

FREE tenants breakfast and sausage sizzle, tenancy information
Ph: 4749 3081
Time: 11-1pm
The office of
Mr Barry O’Rourke Member for Rockhampton.
3/7 Denham Street Rockhampton

FREE tenants breakfast and sausage sizzle, tenancy information
Ph: 4816 9814 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

To be eligible for this competition you need to be renting in Queensland. Please send us your photo, name and contact details and where you are renting. By sending your photo to Tenants Queensland, you are consenting to the photo being used publicly by Tenants Queensland, including on the Tenants Queensland website and social media. By sending this photo you confirm that you have consent of any person in the photo for their image to be shared in this way.  Any enquiries please contact Cameron at Tenants Queensland – Phone: (07) 3832 9447 – Email: mail@tenantsqld.org.au

 


The Office of Fair Trading and the RTA have been looking into how real estate agents handle tenants’ bond.  Earlier today the Attorney General and Minister for Justice, the Hon Yvette D’Ath, issued the following media release:

“A joint agency crackdown on real estate agents withholding tenants’ bonds in Queensland has led to investigations against 13 agents, with a further 20 agents targeted for follow up inquiries, in the name of consumer protection.

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) and the Residential Tenancies Authority (RTA) partnered for a joint compliance operation from January-April this year.

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath said the operation was established in response to concerns that tenants’ rights were being ignored by agents who weren’t lodging bonds with the RTA within required timeframes.

“Bond money does not belong to a real estate agent and must be transferred to the RTA correctly and within legislated timeframes,” Mrs D’Ath said.

“Most agents are doing the right thing; but it’s important that tenants are treated fairly and legally, and I’m pleased to see action taken against non-compliant agencies,” Mrs D’Ath said.

“This behaviour also impacts on the broader integrity of the industry and I know agents welcome such investigations so that all are not tarred with the same brush.”

The OFT issued statutory notices to 54 real estate agencies across the state, requesting agents provide their rent roll information to the OFT. [click to continue…]