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Article: The Residential Tenancies Authority (RTA) has continued its compliance drive over the past 12 months, completing over 1,150 investigations in the 2018-19 financial year, closing 6 court prosecutions with guilty pleas in all cases, issuing more than 50 Penalty Infringement Notices and educating more than 430 people.
Chief Executive Officer Jennifer Smith said the RTA’s authority to investigate and prosecute offences under the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008 (RTRA Act) was essential to making renting work for Queenslanders.
“With more than one third of Queensland households renting, the RTA’s role as an independent regulator is critical to protect everyone involved in the sector,” Ms Smith said.
“Everyone should be aware that breaking Queensland’s tenancy laws can result in convictions and fines.”
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