RTA investigations - offences and the RTRA Act

During July and August 2019, I presented my usual half day Property Management Excellence education and training events throughout Queensland - www.realestateexcellence.com.au/trainingevents 

Listen to a podcast about RTA investigations here.

 One of the education topics included understanding the role of the OFT, RTA and QCAT. RTA Investigations were discussed as part of the event.

The following information is of utmost importance to licensees and property agents and managers of rental property in Queensland.

If you are a member office of Real Estate Excellence, and require best practice advice and support on this matter, or any other matter, please email us as part of membership services.

Stacey Holt - CEO Real Estate Excellence Academy Pty Ltd

The following information has been sourced from www.rta.qld.gov.au as at 28th August 2019.

Non-compliance with the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008  (the Act) is serious and penalties can include substantial fines and convictions.

In the past 12 months, the RTA has:

  • finalised over 1000 investigations
  • closed six court prosecutions with guilty pleas in all cases
  • issued more than 50 Penalty Infringement Notices, and
  • provided education and awareness to more than 400 people.

The RTA Investigations team actively engages with parties involved in an investigation to provide education and reduce the likelihood of repeated breaches and offences under the Act. Watch a 38 minute training video regarding investigations presented by the RTA via the link below