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Landlords rights and responsibilities

All landlords (or lessors) in Queensland have many rights and responsibilities to consider.

The Residential Tenancies Authority provides a guide for landlords renting out residential properties in Queensland.

Tenant character and credit checks

Tenancy databases list people who have previously had problems with their tenancies. These problems may include not paying rent or damaging property.

Smoke alarms

As a landlord, you are responsible for installing smoke alarms in your property.

The Queensland Fire and Rescue Service provides detailed information on smoke alarm legislation.

Landlord insurance

As a landlord you are entitled to insure your rental property to cover yourself against possible financial losses, including damage to the property by tenants. Landlord insurance covers the building itself, with the option of insuring any contents that belong to you.

Contact an insurance company for more information on landlord insurance.

Resolving disputes

To resolve serious problems during a tenancy, you can:

More information

For more information on the rights and responsibilities of landlords, you can contact the Residential Tenancies Authority on 1300 366 311.

Information workshops

The Residential Tenancies Authority offer free information workshops  for landlords and property managers (agents). You can learn more about your rights and responsibilities during a tenancy.

Obligations of tenants

Find out the rights and responsibilities of your tenants.

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Last updated:
21 November 2013

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