Tenant Databases

A tenant database is a database that contains details of tenants that have had problems associated with previous leases. This database is available to real estate industry professionals that wish to check whether any applicant for a rental property may be a financial risk.Property managers and agents must abide by rules and guidelines before submitting any persons name onto the database. Before a listing is made on the database, written advice must be sent to the tenant explaining details and reason for the listing, to which the tenant can object. Notice of the objection must also be submitted onto the database.

Landlords and property managers must inform tenants that a breach of the lease agreement may result in a listing on a tenant database. A tenant may be listed on the database for serious breaches of the lease only, and only once the lease is terminated and any tribunal hearings have been completed.

Reasons include:

If there was previously unpaid rent or intentional damage to a rental property leased by them. The rent or damage amount must have been for more than the bond amount.

Failure to pay monies as directed by the Tribunal

Where the Tribunal has terminated a lease as a result of breach of the lease agreement

If a tenants name appears on the database, the reasons for listing will be specified, and these must be made freely available to the tenant if requested.

A tenant can pay any debt due by them and the property manager must inform the database operators as soon as this is done. The tenant entry on the database can be removed by payment depending on how soon the payment is made and whether there was more than one entry.

Typically if the debt is paid within 3 months and it is the only entry, this will remove the entry, otherwise notice on the database will remain for some years.

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Rates to Rise as Queensland Disaster Costs Bite

Rates across Queensland are guaranteed to rise, with the recent natural disasters pushing up council costs by an average of 7.5 per cent.

The figure is contained in a new report commissioned by the Local Government Association of Queensland.

The report says even councils that weren’t affected by the floods and Cyclone Yasi will face big hikes in costs due to the expected explosion in state-wide demand for construction resources as Queensland rebuilds.

LGAQ chief executive Greg Hallam said councils needed to take such costs into account. Read more

Winners of the iPAD competitions

Thanks to all the people who got on board and took part in our iPAD competitions.

Congratulations to Susie Morton who won the “Owner competition”  and to Rachhpal Singh who won the “Rent a property” competition.


Fieritalia Italian Festival

The Fieritalia festival is a celebration of Italian culture in Queensland and there’s a lot of fun and food for everyone to enjoy.

It wouldn’t be an Italian event without authentic cuisine, aromatic pasta dishes, Italian sausages flavoured with fennel, porchetta, arancini, wood-fired gourmet pizzas and other mouthwatering dishes. There can be no comparison to the Italian cakes, pastries and desserts, such as cannoli, tiramisu, crostoli and gelati that will be available on the day.

Throughout the day, traditional street entertainers, jugglers, stilt walkers and circus performances will imitate historical renaissance activities and don’t miss the opportunity to admire some renaissance costumes.

Sit on the green grass, enjoy lunch and watch some of the entertainment on the main stage or admire the vintage vehicles on display before heading over to the wine tasting marquee for a burst of flavor in the Italian liqueurs.
Be sure to check out the Condottieri, a group dedicated to recreating the look and feel of an Italian mercenary encampment from the 15th century. Visit the Renaissance Cultural Pod which will display prints of renaissance paintings, musical instruments and an exhibition of costumes. There is even the option to take part in swordplay with the Prima Spada Renaissance Fencing Exhibition, aimed at reviving, teaching and practicing the ancient art of Western European swordplay.

For the littlies, thrill them with Venetian mask face painting, rides and competitions, or visit the ILC language spots and learn some new Italian words. A Presto!

Things you need to know

Where: New Farm Park, Brunswick St, New Farm

When: Sunday 10 October 2010, 10am – 5pm

How Much: $8 entry per person (children under 12 years are free)

Getting there: Use of public transport is recommended as on street parking is restricted. Visit TransLink or call 131230

Contact: Fieritalia Italian Festival