Flooded houses in Boyne Island.
Flooded houses in Boyne Island. Chris Chan

REIQ information helps agents, tenants and lessors

THE recent heavy rain and consequent flooding has caused devastation in many regions across our state.

Although in some areas the full extent of the damage is not yet known, REIQ members in other regions have reported damage to a number of properties from their rent roll. 

Many will require complete refurbishment. 

It is important that members in affected areas, and throughout the state, are aware of their obligations and the responsibilities of lessors to tenants in natural disaster situations.

The REIQ has developed a fact sheet detailing these obligations along with a checklist to assist members. 

To download the fact sheet go to reiq.com.

The REIQ has also gathered some useful resources relating to natural disasters which may be of assistance to members, including 'Are you a tenant affected by the floods and cyclones'?

When you rent a place to live in Queensland, your tenancy agreement is covered by the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008.