Property Management

Tenancy Agreements

A tenancy agreement is a written agreement between a tenant or resident and a property manager/owner or provider.

Types of agreements include:

A tenancy agreement must include:

  • The name and address of the tenant, and the property manager/owner or provider
  • The dates when the agreement starts and ends (or state that the agreement is periodic)
  • Details about how the tenant should pay the rent and how much rent is to be paid
  • Details about what the tenant and the property manager/owner or provider can and cannot do, known as ‘standard terms’
  • Any special terms (these should be agreed in advance, e.g. that dogs are allowed but must be kept outside or carpet cleaning)

Period of tenancy agreement

  • Fixed term agreement – where a tenant/resident agrees to rent a property for a fixed amount of time (for example, 6, 9 or 12 months)
  • Periodic agreement – when a tenant/resident lives there for an indefinite period

Further information about renting in Queensland can be found in Pocket guide for tenants – houses and units (Form 17a)

(All information has been provided by the Residential Tenancies Authority and further information can be accessed by visiting their website https://www.rta.qld.gov.au or contacting them directly 1300 366 311)