Terms and conditions

Student One – General Tenancy Agreement Standard Terms 2017 (QLD)

Division 1 – Preliminary
1. Interpretation
In this agreement –
(a) a reference to the premises includes a reference to any inclusions for the premises stated
in this agreement for item 5.2; and
(b) a reference to a numbered section is a reference to the section in the Act with that number;
and
(c) a reference to a numbered item is a reference to the item with that number in part 1; and
(d) a reference to a numbered clause is a reference to the clause of this agreement with that
number

2. Terms of a general tenancy agreement
(1) This part states, under the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008
(Qld) (“the Act”), section 55, the standard terms of a general tenancy agreement.
(2) The Act also imposes duties on, and gives entitlements to, the lessor and tenant that are
taken to be included as terms of this agreement.
(3) The lessor and tenant may agree on other terms of this agreement (special terms).
(4) A duty or entitlement under the Act overrides a standard term or special term if the term is
inconsistent with the duty or entitlement.
(5) A standard term overrides a special term if they are inconsistent.
Note – Some breaches of this agreement may also be an offence under the Act, for example, if –
 the lessor or the lessor’s agent enters the premises in contravention of the rules of entry under sections 192
to 199; or
 the tenant does not sign and return the condition report to the lessor or the lessor’s agent under section 65.

3. More than 1 lessor or tenant
(1) This clause applies if more than 1 person is named in this agreement for item 1 or 2.
(2) Each lessor named in this agreement for item 1 must perform all of the lessor’s obligations
under this agreement.
(3) Each tenant named in this agreement for item 2 –
(a) holds their interest in the tenancy as a tenant in common unless a special term
states the tenants are joint tenants; and
(b) must perform all the tenant’s obligations under this agreement.

Division 2 – Period of tenancy

4. Start of tenancy
(1) The tenancy starts on the day stated in this agreement for item 6.2.
(2) However, if no day is stated or if the stated day is before the signing of this agreement, the
tenancy starts when the tenant is or was given a right to occupy the premises.

5. Entry condition report – s 65
(1) The lessor must prepare, in the approved form, sign and give the tenant 1 copy of a
condition report for the premises.
(2) The copy must be given to the tenant on or before the day the tenant occupies the premises
under this agreement.
(3) The tenant must mark the copy of the report to show any parts the tenant disagrees with,
and sign and return the copy to the lessor not later than 3 days after the later of the following
days –
(a) the day the tenant is entitled to occupy the premises;
(b) the day the tenant is given the copy of the condition report.
Note – A w ell completed condition report can be very important to help the parties if there is a dispute about the condition
of the premises w hen the tenancy started. For more information about condition reports, see the information statement.                                                                                                                                                  (4) After the copy of the condition report is returned to the lessor by the tenant, the lessor must
copy the condition report and return it to the tenant within 14 days.

6. Continuation of fixed term agreement – s 70
(1) This clause applies if –
(a) this agreement is a fixed term agreement; and
(b) none of the following notices are given, or agreements or applications made before
the day the term ends (the “end day”) –
(i) a notice to leave;
(ii) a notice of intention to leave;
(iii) an abandonment termination notice;
(iv) a notice, agreement or application relating to the death of a sole tenant under
section 277(7);
(v) a written agreement between the lessor and tenant to end the agreement.
(2) This agreement, other than a term about this agreement’s term, continues to apply after
the end day on the basis that the tenant is holding over under a periodic agreement.
Note – For more information about the notices, see the information statement.

7. Costs apply to early ending of fixed term agreement
(1) This clause applies if –
(a) this agreement is a fixed term agreement; and
(b) the tenant terminates it before the term ends in a way not permitted under the Act.
(2) The tenant must pay the reasonable costs incurred by the lessor in reletting the premises.
Note – For w hen the tenant may terminate early under the Act, see clause 36 and the information statement. Under section
362, the lessor has a general duty to mitigate (avoid or reduce) the costs.

Division 3 – Rent

8. When, how and where rent must be paid – ss 83 and 85
(1) The tenant must pay the rent stated in this agreement for item 7.
(2) The rent must be paid at the times stated in this agreement for item 8.
(3) The rent must be paid –
(a) in the way stated in this agreement for item 9; or
(b) in the way agreed after the signing of this agreement by –
(i) the lessor or tenant giving the other party a notice proposing the way; and
(ii) the other party agreeing to the proposal in writing; or
(c) if there is no way stated in this agreement for item 9 or no way agreed after the
signing of this agreement – in an approved way under section 83(4).
Note – If the w ay rent is to be paid is another w ay agreed on by the lessor and tenant under section 83(4)(g), the lessor or
the lessor’s agent must comply w ith the obligations under section 84(2).
(4) The rent must be paid at the place stated in this agreement for item 10.
(5) However, if, after the signing of this agreement, the lessor gives a notice to the tenant
stating a different place for payment and the place is reasonable, the rent must be paid at
the place while the notice is in force.
(6) If no place is stated in this agreement for item 10 and there is no notice stating a place, the
rent must be paid at an appropriate place.
Examples of an appropriate place –
 the lessor’s address for service
 the lessor’s agent’s office

9. Rent in advance – s 87
The lessor may require the tenant to pay rent in advance only if the payment is not more than –
(a) for a periodic agreement – 2 weeks rent; or
(b) for a fixed term agreement – 1 month rent.
Note – Under section 87(2), the lessor or the lessor’s agent must not require a payment of rent under this agreement in a
period for which rent has already been paid.

10. Rent increases – ss 91 and 93
(1) If the lessor proposes to increase the rent, the lessor must give notice of the proposal to
the tenant.
(2) The notice must state the amount of the increased rent and the day from when it is payable.
(3) The day stated must not be earlier than the later of the following –
(a) 2 months after the notice is given;
(b) 6 months after the day the existing rent became payable by the tenant.
(4) Subject to an order of a tribunal, the increased rent is payable from the day stated in the
notice, and this agreement is taken to be amended accordingly.
(5) However, if this agreement is a fixed term agreement, the rent may be increased before
the term ends only if a special term –
(a) provides for a rent increase; and
(b) states the amount of the increase or how the amount of the increase is to be
worked out.
(6) A rent increase is payable by the tenant only if the rent is increased under this clause

11. Application to tribunal about excessive increase – s 92
(1) If a notice of proposed rent increase is given and the tenant considers the increase is
excessive, the tenant may apply to a tribunal for an order setting aside or reducing the
increase.
(2) However, the application must be made –
(a) within 30 days after the notice is received; and
(b) for a fixed term agreement – before the term ends.

12. Rent decreases – s 94
Under section 94, the rent may decrease in certain situations.
Note – For details of the situations, see the information statement.

Division 4 Rental bond

13. Rental bond required – ss 111 and 116
(1) If a rental bond is stated in this agreement for item 11, the tenant must pay to the lessor or
the lessor’s agent the rental bond amount –
(a) if a special term requires the bond to be paid at a stated time – at the stated time;
or
(b) if a special term requires the bond to be paid by installments – by installments; or
(c) otherwise – when the tenant signs this agreement.
Note – There is a maximum bond that may be required. See section 146 and the information statement.

(2) The lessor or the lessor’s agent must, within 10 days of receiving the bond or a part of the
bond, pay it to the authority and give the authority a notice, in the approved form, about the
bond.
(3) The bond is intended to be available to financially protect the lessor if the tenant breaches
this agreement.
Example – The lessor may claim against the bond if the tenant does not leave the premises in the required condition at the
end of the tenancy.
Note – For how to apply to the authority or a tribunal for the bond at the end of the tenancy, see the information statement
and sections 125 to 141. Delay in applying may mean that payment is made on another application for payment.

14. Increase in bond – s154
(1) The tenant must increase the rental bond if –
(a) the rent increases and the lessor gives notice to the tenant to increase the bond;
and
(b) the notice is given at least 11 months after –
(i) this agreement started; or
(ii) if the bond has been increased previously by a notice given under this clause
– the day stated in the notice, or the last notice, for making the increase.
(2) The notice must state the increased amount and the day by which the increase must be
made.
(3) For subclause (2), the day must be at least 1 month after the tenant is given the notice.

Division 5 Outgoings

15. Outgoings – s 163
(1) The lessor must pay all charges, levies, premiums, rates or taxes for the premises, other
than a service charge.
Examples –
body corporate levies, council general rates, sew erage charges, environment levies, land tax
(2) This clause does not apply if-
(a) the lessor is the State; and
(b) rent is not payable under the agreement; and
(c) the tenant is an entity receiving financial or other assistance from the State to
supply rented accommodation to persons.

16. General service charges – ss 164 and 165
The tenant must pay a service charge, other than a water service charge, for a service supplied to
the premises during the tenancy if –
(a) the tenant enjoys or shares the benefit of the service; and
(b) the service is stated in this agreement for item 12.1; and

(c) either –
(i) the premises are individually metered for the service; or
(ii) this agreement states for item 13 how the tenant’s apportionment of the cost of the
service is to be worked out; and
(d) this agreement states for item 14 how the tenant must pay for the service.
Note – Section 165(3) limits the amount the tenant must pay.

17. Water service charges – ss 164 and 166
(1) The tenant must pay an amount for the water consumption charges for the premises if –
(a) the tenant is enjoying or sharing the benefit of a water service to the premises; and
(b) the premises are individually metered for the supply of water or water is supplied
to the premises by delivery by means of a vehicle; and
(c) this agreement states for item 12.2 that the tenant must pay for water supplied to
the premises.
Note – A w ater consumption charge does not include the amount of a w ater service charge that is a fixed charge for the
w ater service.
(2) However, the tenant does not have to pay an amount –
(a) that is more than the amount of the water consumption charges payable to the
relevant water supplier; or
(b) that is a fixed charge for the water service to the premises.
(3) Also, the tenant does not have to pay an amount for a reasonable quantity of water supplied
to the premises for a period if, during the period, the premises are not water efficient for
section 166.
Note – For details about w ater efficiency, see the information statement.
(4) In deciding what is a reasonable quantity of water for subclause (3), regard must be had to
the matters mentioned in section 169(4)(a) to (e).
(5) The tenant must pay the amount of the charge to the lessor within 1 month of the lessor
giving the tenant copies of relevant documents about the incurring of the amount.
(6) In this clause –

water consumption charge, for premises, means the variable part of a water service
charge assessed on the volume of water supplied to the premises.
Note – If there is a dispute about how much water (or any other service charge) the tenant should pay, the lessor or the
tenant may attempt to resolve the dispute by conciliation. See the information statement for details.

Division 6 Rights and obligations concerning the premises during tenancy

Subdivision 1 Occupation and use of premises

18. No legal impediments to occupation – s 181
The lessor must ensure there is no legal impediment to occupation of the premises by the tenant
as a residence for the term of the tenancy if, when entering into this agreement, the lessor knew
about the impediment or ought reasonably to have known about it.
Examples of possible legal impediments –
 if there is a mortgage over the premises, the lessor might need to obtain approval from the mortgagee before
the tenancy can start
 a certificate might be required under the Building Act 1975 before the premises can law fully be occupied
 the zoning of the land might prevent use of a building on the land as a residence

19. Vacant possession and quiet enjoyment – ss 182 and 183
(1) The lessor must ensure the tenant has vacant possession of the premises (other than a
part of the premises that the tenant does not have a right to occupy exclusively) on the day
the tenant is entitled to occupy the premises under this agreement.
Note – Parts of the premises w here the tenant does not have a right to occupy exclusively may be identified in a special
term.
(2) The lessor must take reasonable steps to ensure the tenant has quiet enjoyment of the
premises.
(3) The lessor or the lessor’s agent must not interfere with the reasonable peace, comfort or
privacy of the tenant in using the premises.

20. Lessor’s right to enter the premises – ss 192-199
The lessor or the lessor’s agent may enter the premises during the tenancy only if the obligations
under sections 192 to 199 have been complied with.
Note – See the information statement for details.

21. Tenant’s use of premises – ss 10 and 184
(1) The tenant may use the premises only as a place of residence or mainly as a place of
residence or for another use allowed under a special term.
(2) The tenant must not –
(a) use the premises for an illegal purpose; or
(b) cause a nuisance by the use of the premises; or
Examples of things that may constitute a nuisance –
 using paints or chemicals on the premises that go onto or cause odours on adjoining land
 causing loud noises
 allow ing large amounts of w ater to escape onto adjoining land
(c) interfere with the reasonable peace, comfort or privacy of a neighbour of the
tenant; or
(d) allow another person on the premises to interfere with the reasonable peace,
comfort or privacy of a neighbour of the tenant.

22. Units and townhouses – s 69
(1) The lessor must give the tenant a copy of any body corporate by-laws under the Body
Corporate and Community Management Act 1997 or Building Units and Group Titles Act
1980 applicable to –
(a) the occupation of the premises; or
(b) any common area available for use by the tenant with the premises.
(2) The tenant must comply with the by-laws

23. Number of occupants allowed
No more than the number of persons stated in this agreement for item 15 may reside at the
premises.

24. Pets
(1) The tenant may keep pets on the premises only if this agreement states for item 17.1 that
pets are approved.
(2) If this agreement states for item 17.1 that pets are approved and this agreement states for
item 17.2 that only –
(a) a particular type of pet may be kept, only that type may be kept; or
(b) a particular number of pets may be kept, only that number may be kept; or
(c) a particular number of a particular type of pet may be kept, only that number of
that type may be kept.

Subdivision 2 Standard of premises

25. Lessor’s obligations – s 185
(1) At the start of the tenancy, the lessor must ensure –
(a) the premises are clean; and
(a) the premises are fit for the tenant to live in; and
(b) the premises are in good repair; and
(c) the lessor is not in breach of a law dealing with issues about the health or safety
of persons using or entering the premises.
(2) While the tenancy continues, the lessor must –
(a) maintain the premises in a way that the premises remain fit for the tenant to live
in; and
(b) maintain the premises in good repair; and
(c) ensure the lessor is not in breach of a law dealing with issues about the health or
safety of persons using or entering the premises; and

(d) keep any common area included in the premises clean.
Note – For details about the maintenance, see the information statement.
(3) However, the lessor is not required to comply with subclause (1)(c) or (2)(a) for any nonstandard
items and the lessor is not responsible for their maintenance if –
(a) the lessor is the State; and
(a) the non-standard items are stated in this agreement and this agreement states the
lessor is not responsible for their maintenance; and
(b) the non-standard items are not necessary and reasonable to make the premises
a fit place in which to live; and
(c) the non-standard items are not a risk to health or safety; and
(d) for fixtures – the fixtures were not attached to the premises by the lessor.
(4) In this clause –
non-standard items means the fixtures attached to the premises and inclusions supplied
with the premises stated in this agreement for item 5.2.
premises include any common area available for use by the tenant with the premises.

26. Tenant’s obligations – s 188(2) and (3)
(1) The tenant must keep the premises clean, having regard to their condition at the start of
the tenancy.
(2) The tenant must not maliciously damage, or allow someone else to maliciously damage,
the premises.

Subdivision 3 The dwelling

27. Fixtures or structural changes – ss 207-209
(1) The tenant may attach a fixture, or make a structural change, to the premises only if the
lessor agrees to the fixture’s attachment or the structural change.
Note – Fixtures are generally items permanently attached to land or to a building that are intended to become part of the
land or building. An attachment may include, for example, something glued, nailed or screw ed to a w all.
(2) The lessor’s agreement must be written, describe the nature of the fixture or change and
include any terms of the agreement.
Examples of terms –
 that the tenant may remove the fixture
 that the tenant must repair damage caused w hen removing the fixture
 that the lessor must pay for the fixture if the tenant can not remove it
(3) If the lessor does agree, the tenant must comply with the terms of the lessor’s agreement.
(4) The lessor must not act unreasonably in failing to agree.
(5) If the tenant attaches a fixture, or makes a structural change, to the premises without the
lessor’s agreement, the lessor may –
(a) take action for a breach of a term of this agreement; or

(b) waive the breach (that is, not take action for the breach) and treat the fixture or
change as an improvement to the premises for the lessor’s benefit (that is, treat it
as belonging to the lessor, without having to pay the tenant for it).

28. Supply of locks and keys – s 210
(1) The lessor must supply and maintain all locks necessary to ensure the premises are
reasonably secure.
(2) The lessor must give the tenant, or if there is more than 1 tenant, 1 of the tenants, a key
for each lock that –
(a) secures an entry to the premises; or
(b) secures a road or other place normally used to gain access to, or leave, the area
or building in which the premises are situated; or
(c) is part of the premises.
(3) If there is more than 1 tenant, the lessor must give the other tenants a key for the locks
mentioned in subclause (2)(a) and (b).

29. Changing locks – ss 211 and 212
(1) The lessor or the tenant may change locks if –
(a) both agree to the change; or
(b) there is a tribunal order permitting the change; or
(c) there is a reasonable excuse for making the change.
Example of a reasonable excuse –
an emergency requiring the lock to be changed quickly
(2) The lessor or tenant must not act unreasonably in failing to agree to the change of a lock.
(3) If a lock is changed, the party changing it must give the other party a key for the changed
lock unless –
(a) a tribunal orders that a key not be given; or
(b) the other party agrees to not being given a key.

Subdivision 4 Damage and repairs

30. Meaning of emergency and routine repairs – ss 214 and 215
(1) Emergency repairs are works needed to repair any of the following –
(a) a burst water service or serious water service leak;
(b) a blocked or broken lavatory system;
(c) a serious roof leak;
(d) a gas leak;
(e) a dangerous electrical fault;

(f) flooding or serious flood damage;
(g) serious storm, fire or impact damage;
(h) a failure or breakdown of the gas, electricity or water supply to the premises;
(i) a failure or breakdown of an essential service or appliance on the premises for hot
water, cooking or heating;
(j) a fault or damage that makes the premises unsafe or insecure;
(k) a fault or damage likely to injure a person, damage property or unduly
inconvenience a resident of the premises;
(l) a serious fault in a staircase, lift or other common area of the premises that unduly
inconveniences a resident in gaining access to, or using, the premises.
(2) Routine repairs are repairs other than emergency repairs.

31. Nominated repairer for emergency repairs – s 216
(1) The lessor’s nominated repairer for emergency repairs of a particular type may be stated
either –
(a) in this agreement for item 18; or
(b) in a notice given by the lessor to the tenant.
(2) The nominated repairer is the tenant’s first point of contact for notifying the need for
emergency repairs.

32. Notice of damage – s 217
(1) If the tenant knows the premises have been damaged, the tenant must give notice as soon
as practicable of the damage.
(2) If the premises need routine repairs, the notice must be given to the lessor.
(3) If the premises need emergency repairs, the notice must be given to –
(a) the nominated repairer for the repairs; or
(b) if there is no nominated repairer for the repairs or the repairer can not be contacted
– the lessor.

33. Emergency repairs arranged by tenant – ss 218 and 219
(1) The tenant may arrange for a suitably qualified person to make emergency repairs or apply
to the tribunal under section 221 for orders about the repairs if –
(a) the tenant has been unable to notify the lessor or nominated repairer of the need
for emergency repairs of the premises; or
(b) the repairs are not made within a reasonable time after notice is given.
(2) The maximum amount that may be incurred for emergency repairs arranged to be made
by the tenant is an amount equal to the amount payable under this agreement for 2 weeks
rent.

Note – For how the tenant may require reimbursement for the repairs, see sections 219(2) and (3) and 220 and the
information statement.

Division 7 Restrictions on transfer or subletting by tenant

34. General – ss 238 and 240
(1) Subject to clause 35, the tenant may transfer all or a part of the tenant’s interest under this
agreement, or sublet the premises, only if the lessor agrees in writing or if the transfer or
subletting is made under a tribunal order.
(2) The lessor must act reasonably in failing to agree to the transfer or subletting.
(3) The lessor is taken to act unreasonably in failing to agree to the transfer or subletting if the
lessor acts in a capricious or retaliatory way.
(4) The lessor or the lessor’s agent must not require the tenant to pay, or accept from the
tenant, an amount for the lessor’s agreement to a transfer or subletting by the tenant, other
than an amount for the reasonable expenses incurred by the lessor in agreeing to the
transfer or subletting.

35. State assisted lessors or employees of lessor – s237
(1) This clause applies if –
(a) the lessor is the State; or
(b) the lessor is an entity receiving assistance from the State to supply rented
accommodation; or
(c) the tenant’s right to occupy the premises comes from the tenant’s terms of
employment.
(2) The tenant may transfer the whole or part of the tenant’s interest under this agreement, or
sublet the premises, only if the lessor agrees in writing to the transfer or subletting.

Division 8 When agreement ends

36. Ending of agreement – s277

(1) This agreement ends only if –
(a) the tenant and the lessor agree in writing; or
(b) the lessor gives a notice to leave the premises to the tenant and the tenant hands
over vacant possession of the premises to the lessor on or after the handover
day; or
(c) the tenant gives a notice of intention to leave the premises to the lessor and
hands over vacant possession of the premises to the lessor on or after the
handover day; or
(d) a tribunal makes an order terminating this agreement; or
(e) the tenant abandons the premises; or
(f) after receiving a notice from a mortgagee under section 317, the tenant vacates,
or is removed from, the premises.

Note – For w hen a notice to leave or a notice of intention to leave may be given and its effect and w hen an application for a
termination order may be made to a tribunal, see the information statement.
(2) Also, if a sole tenant dies, this agreement terminates in accordance with section 277(7) or
(8).
Note – See the information statement for details.

37. Condition premises must be left in – s 188(4)
At the end of the tenancy, the tenant must leave the premises, as far as possible, in the same
condition they were in at the start of the tenancy, fair wear and tear excepted.
Examples of w hat may be fair w ear and tear –
• w ear that happens during normal use
• changes that happen with ageing

38. Keys
At the end of the tenancy, the tenant must return to the lessor all keys for the premises.

39. Tenant’s forwarding address – s205(2)
(1) When handing over possession of the premises, the tenant must, if the lessor or the
lessor’s agent asks the tenant in writing to state the tenant’s new residential address, tell
the lessor or the agent the tenant’s new residential address.
(2) However, subclause (1) does not apply if the tenant has a reasonable excuse for not telling
the lessor or agent the new address

40. Exit condition report – s 66
(1) As soon as practicable after this agreement ends, the tenant must prepare, in the approved
form, and sign a condition report for the premises and give 1 copy of the report to the lessor
or the lessor’s agent.
Example of w hat might be as soon as practicable – w hen the tenant returns the keys to the premises to the lessor or the
lessor’s agent
Note – For the approved form for the condition report, see the information statement. The report may be very important in
deciding w ho is entitled to a refund of the rental bond if there is a dispute about the condition of the premises.
(2) The lessor or the lessor’s agent must, within 3 business days after receiving the copy of
the report –
(a) sign the copy; and
(b) if the lessor or agent does not agree with the report – show the parts of the report
the lessor or agent disagrees with by marking the copy in an appropriate way;
and
(c) if the tenant has given a forwarding address to the lessor or agent – make a copy
of the report and return it to the tenant at the address.
(3) The lessor or agent must keep a copy of the condition report signed by both parties for at
least 1 year after this agreement ends.

41. Goods or documents left behind on premises – ss 363 and 364
(1) The tenant must take all of the tenant’s belongings from the premises at the end of the
tenancy.

(2) The lessor may not treat belongings left behind as the lessor’s own property, but must deal
with them under sections 363 and 364.
Note – For details of the lessor’s obligations under sections 363 and 364, see the information statement. They may include
an obligation to store goods and may allow the lessor to sell goods and pay the net sale proceeds (after storage and selling
costs) to the public trustee.

Division 9 Miscellaneous

42. Supply of goods and services – s 171
(1) The lessor or the lessor’s agent must not require the tenant to buy goods or services from
the lessor or a person nominated by the lessor or agent.
(2) Subclause (1) does not apply to a requirement about a service charge.
Note – See section 164 for w hat is a service charge.

43. Lessor’s agents
(1) The name and address for service of the lessor’s agent is stated in this agreement for item
3.
(2) Unless a special term provides otherwise, the agent may –
(a) stand in the lessor’s place in any application to a tribunal by the lessor or the
tenant; or
(b) do anything else the lessor may do, or is required to do, under this agreement.

44. Notices
(1) A notice under this agreement must be written and, if there is an approved form for the
notice, in the approved form.
Note – See the information statement for a list of the approved forms.
(2) A notice from the tenant to the lessor may be given to the lessor’s agent.
(3) A notice may be given to a party to this agreement or the lessor’s agent –
(a) by giving it to the party or agent personally; or
(b) if an address for service for the party or agent is stated in this agreement for item
1, 2 or 3 – by leaving it at the address, sending it by prepaid post as a letter to
the address; or
(c) if a facsimile number for the party or agent is stated in this agreement for item 1,
2 or 3 and item 4 indicates that a notice may be given by facsimile – by sending
it by facsimile to the facsimile number in accordance with the Electronic
Transactions (Queensland) Act 2001; or
(d) if an email address for the party or agent is stated in this agreement for item 1, 2
or 3 and item 4 indicates that a notice may be given by email – by sending it
electronically to the email address in accordance with the Electronic
Transactions (Queensland) Act 2001.
(4) A party or the lessor’s agent may withdraw his or her consent to notices being given to
them by facsimile or email only by giving notice to each other party that notices are no
longer to be given to the party or agent by facsimile or email.

(5) If no address for service is stated in this agreement for item 2 for the tenant, the tenant’s
address for service is taken to be the address of the premises.
(6) A party or the lessor’s agent may change his or her address for service, facsimile number
or email address only by giving notice to each other party of a new address for service,
facsimile number or email address.
(7) On the giving of a notice of a new address for service, facsimile number or email address
for a party or the lessor’s agent, the address for service, facsimile number or email address
stated in the notice is taken to be the party’s or agent’s address for service, facsimile
number or email address stated in this agreement for item 1, 2 or 3.
(8) Unless the contrary is proved –
(a) a notice left at an address for service is taken to have been received by the party
to whom the address relates when the notice was left at the address; and
(b) a notice sent by post is taken to have been received by the person to whom it
was addressed when it would have been delivered in the ordinary course of post;
and
(c) a notice sent by facsimile is taken to have been received at the place where the
facsimile was sent when the sender’s facsimile machine produces a transmission
report indicating all pages of the notice have been successfully sent; and
(d) a notice sent by email is taken to have been received by the recipient when the
email enters the recipient’s email server.