Teachers’ tenancy rights
Queensland Teachers' Journal, Vol 124 No 1, 15 February 2019, page no. 23
On moving into a property, it is crucial that you and the agent complete an entry conditions report. It is advisable to retain this. Teachers living in teacher accommodation are covered by the
Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008 (Qld) and have a right to be housed in premises that are fit to live in, in a good state of repair and which comply with health and safety regulations.
Tenants have the right to quiet enjoyment of the premises (i.e. reasonable peace, comfort and privacy). This applies to sole and multi-tenants, so should multi-tenants be getting a new tenant, reasonable notice and consultation needs to occur. The property needs to be reasonably secure and the tenant should have a key for each lock.
The tenanted property should only be entered at a reasonable time and only if the agent has a reason set out by law. In most cases, the agent must give notice in writing before visiting, using an entry notice form. If the agent provides the appropriate notice and a reasonable time, then the tenant/s must allow entry.