If at least one of the original tenants continues in a new lease for the same premises, the rules for increasing rents and cancelling substantial changes between contracts are still in effect. Once the term is over, the lease becomes periodic. If you do not wish to do so, you must report it in writing at least 21 days before the end of the validity period. For fixed-term leases (other than habitable rents), a tenant cannot pay more than one month`s rent in advance. For periodic rentals, personal rentals and dwellings, the limit is set at two weeks` rent in advance. Tenants do not have to pay rent for a period for which the rent has already been paid (ss 87 (2), 101 (2) RTRA Act). When the ATR receives a Form 16, it generally pays undisputed funds to the party concerned and holds the disputed portion of the loan until the outcome of the intermediation is known. If the intermediation is successful, the loan will be paid in accordance with the reconciled agreement. If the conciliation procedure is ongoing, the RTA issues a notice of indis accountability to the party who submitted Form 16 and gives him seven days to request a hearing at QCAT. In this case, the RTA holds the loan until it is advised by QCAT on the decision. A regular agreement – it is a week-to-week agreement that lasts until the lease is terminated by both parties.
If a fixed-term agreement expires and neither party takes steps to terminate the lease, the contract will automatically be transferred to a regular “week-a-week” agreement. As part of a periodic agreement, the rent may be increased by the landlord/agent who gives the tenant notice without two months` notice in writing. However, the rent can only be increased if the tenant has expired for at least six months. When tenants arrive, they usually have to combine services such as gas, telephone or electricity and are responsible for these costs. If the account is in the name of the lessor or if the premises of these services are not individually timed, the agreement must indicate this. In the case of shared services, the agreement must indicate how the client`s share is calculated and how the lessor will recover the payment from the tenant. The lessor/representative is responsible for preparing the lease and providing a copy to the approved applicant. The lease agreement must be submitted to the approved applicant before he can be asked to pay funds for the lease (with the exception of a key deposit or holding deposit) and before the lease can be considered legally binding.