Residential Tenancies Authority
The Residential Tenancies Authority (RTA) is a self funded statutory authority providing targeted and dedicated services to meet the diverse needs of the Queensland residential rental sector. The RTA is available assist all Queensland tenants, residents, lessors, property managers, caravan park managers and residential providers.
The RTA was previously known as the Rental Bond Authority and was established in 1989. In 1994, the name was changed and the role of the organisation was expanded. The core responsibility of the RTA is to administer the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008 (the Act) legislation. The RTA's main office is located at 179 Turbot Street in the Brisbane central business district.
The Act establishes the rights and responsibilities of parties to a residential tenancy. It applies to different types of accommodation including rental houses, flats, caravans, moveable dwellings and rooming style accommodation.
Role of the RTA
The role of the RTA is to provide:
- tenancy information
- rental bond management
- dispute resolution
- community education
- industry research and data
- investigation and prosecution of offences under the Act
- monitoring and review of legislation
- policy advice to the Minister and government
Governance of the RTA
As a statutory authority, the RTA is governed by a Board of Directors with knowledge and experience relevant to the Queensland residential rental sector. The chairperson and the six directors are appointed by the Governor-in-Council for three year terms.
The RTA is part of the portfolio of the Minister for Housing and Public Works.
- Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008